Jacksonville Jaguars prove to be contenders in win over Seattle Seahawks

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 10: Leonard Fournette
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 10: Leonard Fournette /

The Jacksonville Jaguars faced an opponent that would decide their future in the 2017 season.  The Jaguars proved they are contenders and not pretenders.

The Jacksonville Jaguars faced the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Seahawks are a team to be reckoned with. They were more than a worthy opponent.  Actually, they were an opponent to prove the Jaguars’ worth as a team to be considered as a playoff contender.  Jacksonville won the game and are now on top of the AFC South due to a loss by the Tennessee Titans.

The Jaguars won the game for four reasons. First Blake Bortles had a great day.  Next the defense played amazingly all day. Also the running game played lights out.  Finally, our rookie receivers played like veterans.

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Bake Bortles played like a franchise quarterback Sunday.  To start, he completed 18 of 27 passes for 268 yards.  In addition he threw no interceptions.  Bortles looked confident and received many complements from the announcers.  I honestly never thought he could play the way he has played the past few weeks.

Above all the coaches had a great defensive plan.  In fact, aside from two lapses, the defensive players executed the plan to perfection.  The defense kept Russell Wilson in the pocket most of the game.  Although others got yards, he was contained and as a result could not perform his usual Magic. Russell Wilson was unable to overcome the defense.

Leonard Fournette had 24 carries for 101 yards and 1 touchdown.  Also, Chris Ivory had several great runs.  In addition, the running game opened up the passing game.

Two rookie receivers caught touchdown passes in the game.  Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook played like veterans Sunday and were critical to the Jaguars success.

This was a signature game for the Jaguars.  They performed admirably.  The season looks even brighter as a result of this game.