Jaguars: 3 studs and duds following amazing win over Bills in Week 9
These three Jaguars came up short against the Bills in Week 9.
1. Carlos Hyde, running back.
Heading into the game, it was uncertain if running back James Robinson was going to play. In the end, he was a no-go and Carlos Hyde got the starting nod. He was serviceable for the most part, racking up 21 carries for 67 yards. However, he had a fumble and a dropped pass.
In the end, the plays didn’t have a negative impact but that kind of mistakes could have been costly in such a narrow win. Robinson should return to the lineup this week and Hyde will return to the bench.
2. Matthew Wright, kicker.
Matthew Wright played a key role in the Jaguars’ win, making three field goals, including one of 55 yards. However, he also missed one even though he had three chances to nail it. Wright was responsible for all the points the Jags made and you could make the case that other players are more deserving of this spot. But again, it was a narrow win, and if Jacksonville hadn’t won, the media would be talking about how a kicker cost them the game.
3. Trevor Lawrence, quarterback.
That’s right, Trevor Lawrence didn’t play well even before he briefly exited the game. He was off-target and couldn’t get the ball to his playmakers. He didn’t always get help from his supporting cast and faced off against the best defense in the NFL but he definitely has room for improvement.
On the bright side, Lawrence didn’t turn the ball over on a day when it would’ve made the difference. Also, games like this are bound to happen in his rookie campaign. The Jaguars should be worried if this were Year 4 but the Clemson Tiger just made the eighth start of his NFL career.