3. The Jaguars’ defense didn’t force any turnovers in Week 10.
The Jaguars’ defense has gotten significantly better in recent weeks. They were a big reason the Jaguars beat the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 and gave them a chance to beat the Colts in Week 10. It may be unfair to blame them for Jacksonville’s most recent loss but just like their offensive counterpart, the defense does have some room for improvement although not nearly as much.
Early in the game, the Jags couldn’t stop running back Jonathan Taylor, who racked up 93 yards in just 10 carries in the first half. On the bright side, they did a better job of containing him in the second quarter, limiting him to just 23 in his next 11 rushes. Edge rusher Josh Allen led the team with nine pressures and defensive tackle once again played well posting a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 82.5.
Rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell also showed growth and allowed just 28 yards and a 50 percent completion rate on passes thrown his way. On the other hand, the Jaguars’ defense didn’t generate any turnovers. It may be nitpicking but takeaways were a big reason why they were able to beat the Bills. Shaquill Griffin came close to intercepting a pass in Week 10 but couldn’t hold onto it. He acknowledged after the game that it would have been big.
While it’s not reasonable to expect the Jaguars’ to force three turnovers every game, they need to do a better job of making big plays. They currently rank dead last in takeaways with five. They need to create more turnovers in the remainder of the season to put the Jags in a position to win a few more games.