Jaguars studs and duds from heartbreaking loss to Cardinals

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Damien Wilson (54) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Damien Wilson (54) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Jacksonville Jaguars RB James Robinson (25) and Arizona Cardinals CB Marco Wilson (20) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /

These Jacksonville Jaguars shined in the Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

1. Running back James Robinson

Second-year running back James Robison showed what he’s capable of doing when the coaching staff makes him an important part of the game plan. Against the Cardinals, the former Redbird toted the rock 15 times for 88 yards and one trip to the end zone. Moreover, he’s one of nine players in NFL history to record at least 50 from scrimmage in each of their first 17 career games, per the team’s official PR account on Twitter.

2. Andrew Wingard, safety

Third-year safety Andrew Wingard struggled in the season opener but has fared much better since then. Against the Cardinals, he played every single defensive snap and posted seven total tackles. He finished the game with a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 72.2, the highest among Jaguars’ defenders.

Moreover, the Wyoming product snagged the team’s first interception (and takeaway) of the season. Sure, Wingard missed three tackles but his contributions outweighed his mistakes in Week 3. It may be a while before Andre Cisco starts a game at safety.

3. Jamal Agnew, wide receiver

Because scoring on a kickoff return in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, wide receiver Jamal Agnew registered his second touchdown return in as many weeks. In Week 3, the 2017 First-Team All-Pro designation returned a failed field-goal attempt 109 yards near the end of the second quarter.

Agnew might have been the team’s brass best acquisition in free agency. It’s a shame his performance was overshadowed by the team’s inability to hold a lead.

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