Losing can be taxing, and Jacksonville Jaguars players would have had the right to feel frustrated after losing five consecutive games to start the 2021 season. However, their confidence never wavered, and kept working. They knew that winning wasn’t going to come easy and would need to trust the process. In the end, all that hard work has paid off.
Beating the Bills was no easy feat and it was arguably one of the biggest upsets in the NFL this season. Not many picked the Jaguars (this writer included) to defeat Buffalo and rightfully so. They had a top defense and a high-scoring offense while Jacksonville was coming off an embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8. The Jags didn’t care though and brought a dominant defense of their own.
All in all, Jacksonville registered 29 total pressures, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions in Week 9. Moreover, they picked up the slack on a day when points were difficult to come by.
Instead of focusing on their past game, the Jaguars made sure they were ready to take on the Bills. Days before the game, quarterback Trevor Lawrence said that you have to come ready and play your best to win regardless of the opponent, “when you’re playing a great team, you got a good opportunity to go out there and show what you can do”. Jacksonville did precisely that and stunned the Bills.
Without further ado, here are three studs and three duds that made Week 9’s upset possible.