Jaguars RB James Robinson scores first TD of the year, keeps game close

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t joking around. They are doing everything they can to win their first game of the 2021 season. Running back James Robinson scored his first touchdown of the season.

Robinson had gotten much work in the first two weeks of the regular season but has at least scored his first touchdown of the year. Here’s the touchdown in case you missed it.

In the first two games of the season, Robinson only racked up 16 carries. Against the Cardinals, he’s already toted the rock 13 times. Don’t be surprised if he gets close to 25 by the end of the game.

Near the end of the second quarter, quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver DJ Chark. Not long after, wide receiver Jamal Agnew returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Josh Lambo missed the extra point attempt but the Jags headed into halftime with a 13-7 lead nonetheless.

The Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andrew Wingard also made a key interception.

Jacksonville’s defense made several stops and kept them for most of the game in Week 2. The unit once again has stepped up and has stopped the Cardinals’ high-powered offense several times. Early in the second quarter, safety Andrew Wingard made a key interception that put the Cardinals’ first drive of the third quarter into a halt.

Nobody would have blamed you if you thought the Jaguars weren’t able to keep up with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. After all, they had trouble scoring points against the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

However, the Jags are showing they mean business, playing at a high level in all three phases. Arizona is currently leading 24-19 but the Jags have a legitimate shot at winning the first game of the 2021 season. The game isn’t over yet, so anything can happen.

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