Losing can be taxing. That’s why it was refreshing to see the Jacksonville Jaguars win their first game of the 2021 season and simultaneously put an end to a 20-game losing streak that dated back to last year. Now, the Jaguars aren’t a powerhouse, far from it. They will still lose several games this season, but the organization should be pleased with all the progress it has made in the past six weeks.
After all, it’s easy to forget that this Jaguars team look undisciplined in the season opener and couldn’t even line up without using a timeout. Since then, they have shown tangible growth. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is quickly improving and the coaching staff has also given running back James Robinson a bigger workload after barely getting him involved in the two weeks.
Both Lawrence and Robinson played a key role in the Jaguars’ win over the Dolphins but they were far from the only players that contributed in Week 6. This was a team effort, one that was defined by these three stats.
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars got a clutch performance by Matthew Wright.
The Jaguars went five games without making a field goal. Kicker Matthew Wright changed that in Week 6 when he went 3-of-3 in his attempts. More importantly, two of his kicks came with the game on the line. First, he tied the game with less than four minutes left in the game and later made the game-winning field goal. The Central Florida product answered the call when the team needed him the most.
Moving forward, Wright will handle kicking duties as the team has released kicker Josh Lambo.