2. The Jaguars must commit to running the ball the whole game.
The Jaguars’ rushing attack has been inconsistent in 2021. Then again, it’s difficult to establish the run when you’re trailing by 17 points, something that has happened to the Jags more than a few times this season. It also hurts that running back James Robinson hasn’t been 100 percent healthy since suffering a heel injury in Week 8.
Running back James Robinson got hurt in Week 8 and sat out the following game. Although he’s suited up the last two weeks, he hasn’t been himself, which has affected the Jaguars’ rushing attack. The former Illinois State Redbird is listed as questionable for Sunday and could once again get a limited workload but his availability or lack thereof shouldn’t deter the Jags from running the ball early.
Over the last two weeks, the Jaguars gave carries to wide receiver Laviska Shenault and Jamal Agnew. The latter was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a hip injury against the San Francisco 49ers but Viska should still get more than a handful of carries against the Falcons.
The Jaguars are at their best when they run the ball. They need to wear down Atlanta’s defense, which ranks 25th in rushing yards and 18th in the league in touchdowns allowed. Jacksonville can’t solely depend on their defense to win them games. Their offense also needs to do its part