Jamal Agnew gives Jaguars’ spark, have chance to pull the upset

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

For a moment, it looked like the Jacksonville Jaguars would be trailing 0-7 before halftime. However, they scored two touchdowns before the end of the second quarter and are currently leading 13-7.

It all started with quarterback Trevor Lawrence.  The rookie passer found wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. for a 12-yard touchdown just before the end of the second quarter.

Lawrence cap a nine-play, 72-yard drive with the aforementioned touchdown reception to Chark. After two quarters, it looks like the Jaguars may have a chance to pull the upset or at least keep up with the Arizona Cardinals. Here’s the touchdown in case you missed it.

But wait, there’s more. Because one touchdown wasn’t enough, the Jaguars scored once again before halftime. Wide receiver Jamal Agnew returned a field goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt wasn’t good but the Jags are leading 13-7 after two quarters.

This is the second consecutive week in which Agnew has scored a touchdown on a return. Looking back, he might have been the Jaguars’ best offseason acquisition.

The Jaguars’ defense also has done a good job of containing the Cardinals’ high-powered offense, forcing them to punt four times in the first half. Heading into the game, Arizona had scored the second-most points in the NFL. In Week 2, they scored 24 points in the first two quarters. Against Jacksonville, they only mustered seven points and 155 total yards.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were off to a slow start, turn things around.

Early in the game, it looked like the Jags were going trail early. The offense didn’t do much in the five possessions, punting the ball four times and throwing one interception. Tight end Jacob Hollister made his debut with the Black and Teal, hauling in a six-yard reception. So far, he’s only had that catch.

If they can keep up this pace in the third quarter, they may just be able to pull the upset. Stay tuned for more updates.

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