The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense also stepped up big in Week 6.
You weren’t alone if you ground your teeth during the Dolphins’ first two drives of the game. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was back in the lineup and showed no lingering signs of injury after missing the last four with a fractured rib. The 2020 first-round pick had no problem moving the ball at ease, completing 12 of 15 passes. Backup Jacoby Brisset also threw a 25-yard pass to wide receiver Durham Smythe. In their first two possessions, Miami’s offense scored 10 points but then, the Jags’ defense woke up and allowed just 10 more the rest of the game.
Even though Jacksonville didn’t register a sack, the defense constantly stopped the Phins. Furthermore, they had a turnover, their second one of the season. Right after Trevor Lawrence fumbled the ball in a sack by Christian Wilkins, cornerback Nevin Lawson snagged an interception, the first one of his eight-year career in the NFL.
Towards the end of the game, linebackers Josh Allen and Chappelle Rusell tackled Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown for a loss on fourth-and-one. This stop was the one that gave the ball back to the offense and allowed Matthew Wright to make the game-winning field goal. Had Allen and Rusell not made the play, the game would have either gone to overtime or Miami would have won.
Allen told the local media after the game that the team will step back a bit during their BYE week but is aware they have their work cut out for next week.
"It’s definitely a good way to step back. We got a big game coming up next week. We got to win this one. So there’s work. I think it’s huge momentum for us man and we just got to keep the train going. We go to Seattle. Great team, you know saying, great atmosphere, great fans and this is a great team in general but we know we need to bring up who’s gonna do what we can to get that one."
So there you go, the Jaguars are no longer winless in 2021.