The Jacksonville Jaguars started off the wrong foot in Week 5, losing a fumble that Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard return for a touchdown. The Jags weren’t fazed though and quickly struck back.
In the possession after the touchdown, the Jaguars marched 75 yards down the field to score a touchdown and who did most of the work? Running back James Robinson, who broke off a 58-yard run and got Jacksonville’s offense near the goal line. Carlos Hyde then chipped in with a couple of carries and Robinson capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown.
The former Redbird toted the rock three times and gained 64 yards in that drive. Heading into Sunday, he had racked up 49 carries for 238 yards and averaged 5.0 yards per carry. On the other hand, the Jags need more from the passing game if they want to beat the Titans. In Jacksonville’s first two drives of the game, quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 1-of-2 for five yards.
Robinson has now scored four touchdowns in the last three weeks. Here’s his big run in case you missed it.
The Jaguars need to keep feeding James Robinson the ball.
Robinson was off to a slow start this season, getting just 16 total carries in the first two weeks of the 2021 season. You could argue that it was easy to get the Illinois State product involved because the Jags fell behind in both games. Since then, they have done a better of making him an important part of the offense. In Week 3, he got 15 carries against the Arizona Cardinals. In the following game, he had 18 and two touchdowns. Don’t be surprised if he gets more than 20 carries against the Titans.
As of this writing, the Titans lead 14-6. The Jags will need more from both Robinson and the passing game if they want to catch up. It’s still early, so Jacksonville still has a chance.