THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS WENT TO PITTSBURGH TO STEAL A GAME FROM THE STEELERS. FIVE INTERCEPTIONS HIGHLIGHTED THE LIGHTS OUT PLAY OF THE JAGUARS SECONDARY.
The Jacksonville Jaguars secondary played lights out with five interceptions in a game for the ages. Ben Roethlisberger threw five..count them..five interceptions! The fans were sure that the Jags would win this game because the Jags win odd numbered games and lose even numbered games. This was game five. Maybe we will call our next game number 5.5. The Jaguars had many heroes during this game.
To start the first hero was Leonard Fournette. He played the role of a workhorse today. He ran against eight man fronts again and again. Basically his play ran large chunks of time off the clock. This left the Steelers offense on the sidelines. Also his toughness showed a side of the Jaguars not seen since Maurice Jones-Drew left the team. In addition his last long run for a touchdown was icing on the cake.
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THE OFFENSIVE LINE
Next, the much maligned offensive line played a good game as well. To start they gave Blake Bortles time to throw. Also they gave the runners enough space to allow them to be a factor in the game. They are playing with many fewer penalties than in the past. Last, Cam Robinson, a rookie, is doing a very solid job at left tackle.
THE SECONDARY AND THE REST OF THE DEFENSE
Last, there are no words to describe the play of the secondary today. Rich Gannon complemented the play of Jalen Ramsey over and over again. Telvin Smith and Barry Church each returned interceptions for touchdowns. In addition there were three additional interceptions. The entire defense had the Steelers bottled up all day. Hats off to the management and coaching staff. The management found the players and the coaching staff used them very effectively.
HOPES AND DREAMS
The Jaguars manage to raise our hopes one week and dash them the next. We fans dream of making the playoffs. Well …we at least want a winning season. Right now we are at the top of our division. Let’s enjoy this game for a while before we worry about the next even numbered game.