Jaguars: Feeding James Robinson and other keys to beating the Dolphins

Running back James Robinson (25) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Running back James Robinson (25) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cheerleaders of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) /

Losing can take a toll on anyone. However, the Jacksonville Jaguars remain focused even though they haven’t been able to win a single game in 2021 and have lost 20 straight dating back to last season. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence told the local media after the Jags’ loss to the Titans that the team was frustrated but not desperate.

Heading into Sunday. Head coach Urban Meyer said the wins are going to eventually come, via the Jags’ official website.

"The rock’s going to break. Facts are facts about losing games, but it’s a fact [that the Jaguars have made] steady progress. This is the NFL. We have really good leadership on this team, a really good locker room on this team and they want to win in the worst way. That’s the only way to handle it."

Meyer’s tone was calm, which is a sharp contrast from his comment after the loss in Week 5, when he said the team was desperate for a team. Maybe the head coach had time to reflect. It’s possible that he’s having a better grasp of what the job entails. Regardless of the reason, the Jaguars have enough time to turn things around and will have the chance to take another step in the right direction when they face off against a Miami Dolphins team that is hurting.

The Phins will be without cornerback Xavien Howard and DeVante Parker, two of their best players. Suddenly, the game looks winnable but the Jaguars need to do these three things if they want to put an end to their losing streak.

1. The Jacksonville Jaguars must make all field goals and extra points.

The Jaguars haven’t made a field goal in five games. They’re the only team in NFL history to achieve the not-so-great milestone. Also, they missed extra points — four this season — left and right, figuratively and literally speaking.

Josh Lambo struggled in the first three games of the season but Matthew Wright didn’t fare much better in the last two weeks. The two made the trip to London, and head coach Urban Meyer says the team has already settled on one. Whoever ends up getting the nod must make all his attempts.