Don’t play behind the chains
Along with the turnovers, getting behind the chains with dumb penalties led to a disastrous offensive performance against the Titans. Jacksonville found themselves in 1st and 20, 2nd and 15 type situations far too many times with holds and false starts.
These situations lead to third and long plays, which is not where any team wants to be, but especially a team like the Jaguars. Three or less yards is ideally where the Jaguars want to be on third down, which allows them to call plays suited for their offensive style.
The Jaguars want to run the ball, chew up five or six yards a carry, and control the time of possession. Once you get behind the chains, you are forced to abandon that game plan and put the ball in the hands of your quarterback, which has lead to less than desirable results for Jacksonville.
Against the Ravens, the Jaguars will have to cut out the penalties that halt their offensive production. Jacksonville will need points, and staying ahead of the chains allows the Jaguars to stick to an offense that gives them the best chance at racking up yards and putting the ball into the endzone.