Jaguars: 3 stats that explain humiliating loss to the Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7). Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Urban Meyer, head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

3. The Jaguars were flagged a staggering 12 times in Week 8.

You could make the Jaguars didn’t lose to the Seahawks but rather beat themselves. Linebacker Myles Jack seems to agree with it, as he told the local media the team shot itself on the foot. The Jags were flagged 12 times for 93 yards. That’s a pretty concerning amount. While some of the penalties were more meaningful than others, all of them hurt them and had a role in the outcome of the game.

Some penalties were questionable, such as the roughing the passer defensive tackle Davon Hamilton got in the first quarter. However, most of them showed a lack of preparation and discipline by the coaching staff. The Jaguars committed delay of game penalties twice, and were flagged for having too many men on the field.

Another flag that had an impact in the game was the one outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson drew for defensive offside. The penalty negated an interception cornerback Tre Herndon snagged near the end of the second quarter.

Jaguars players and coaches said they had a good week of practice ahead of the game. Maybe they did but it didn’t show on the field. Josh Allen said the team is already doing several things right, they just need to make a few adjustments and put themselves in situations before they happen, so they can make plays. They will have the chance to show that’s the case against the Bills in Week 9.

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