After a disappointing first half, the Jacksonville Jaguars started the third quarter with a bang and scored in their first drive of the second half of their Week 6 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. As of this writing, the Jags are leading 17-13.
James Robinson was relatively quiet in the first half, racking up just seven carries for 22 yards. However, that changed in the third quarter. The former Redbird scored a one-yard touchdown, his fifth one this season. One play before, he had a 24-yard run that got the offense to the Phins’ one-yard line.
Before that, an unnecessary roughness penalty committed by Dolphins safety Jevon Holland helped the Jaguars get close to the goal line. Earlier in the same drive, Jamal Agnew hauled in a 29-yard reception. This was the second big play the 2017 First-Team All-Pro has made in the game.
In the Jaguars’ first drive of the game, Agnew caught a 24-yard pass. Even though he hasn’t had a big return, it’s clear he’s had a big impact in today’s game. Here’s Robinson’s touchdown in case you want to watch it.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have woken up in the second half.
The Jaguars couldn’t move the ball in the first half. Also, the defense allowed the Dolphins’ offense to convert third downs at ease. Things weren’t looking good for Jacksonville early in the game, as drops and penalties plagued them through most of the first two quarters. The fact that that wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. had a 28-yard touchdown reception just before halftime surely lifted the team.
The Jaguars can’t get their slim lead get to their heads. They must keep feeding Robinson the ball and made a few stops on defense. Jacksonville still needs to play two more quarters of football if they want to avoid losing their sixth straight game of the 2021 season. They already proved they can score points and play defense, can they do it for four quarters?