The Jacksonville Jaguars could’ve won their second game of the season.
Even though we didn’t know how Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Jake Luton was going to fare in his first NFL start ever, we thought they had a good chance at beating the Houston Texans and winning their second game of the season due to the offensive pieces they have on their roster.
On offense, the whole offensive line was available and the ‘Jags’ had no major injuries other than Garder Minshew II, who is out with a thumb injury. On defense, linebacker Myles Jack and safety Jarron Wilson returned to the lineup after missing the team’s Week 7 matchup.
Once the game started, Luton showed he could lead the team when he found wide receiver D.J. Chark for a 73-yard touchdown pass in the team’s first possession. However, things took a quick turn and the Texans struck back in the following drive.
The Jaguars were able to move the ball throughout the game but had a hard time stopping the Texans from scoring. The offense tried to keep up to the best of its capacity, but their defensive counterpart made things difficult for them and ultimately ended up putting Luton’s solid performance to waste.
Had the Jaguars defense made a couple of stops, they could’ve beaten the Texans at EverBank Field. The offense was performing efficiently and gave the team a chance to come out with a win. Although Luton failed to complete a two-yard attempt to tie the game, down 25-27, the burden of the loss shouldn’t fall on his shoulders. Here are three Jaguars players that stood out and three that could have played better.