The Jacksonville Jaguars have had some studs during the 2021 season but they saved their best for Week 14, when the Tennessee Titans kept them away from the goal line for 60 minutes. It sounds cliché but there’s nothing they can do but get back to work and try to avoid losing yet another game.
Head coach Urban Meyer told the media after the loss to the Los Angeles Rams that they would see the last five games of the week as a five-week season. If that’s the case, there are only four games left in the schedule and their chances to win another game are getting smaller, literally by the week.
The Jags will need to take a look back at their loss to the Titans in order to avoid repeating the same kind of mistakes. Here are three mistakes that explain why they couldn’t score a single game in Week 14.
1. The Jaguars couldn’t get the running game going against the Titans.
After two weeks of getting a limited role on the Jaguars’ offense, it looked like running back James Robinson would get a bounce-back kind of game against the Titans. After all, the former Illinois State product ran the ball 18 times for 149 yards and a touchdown in their first meeting earlier this season. But it wasn’t meant to be and he finished the game with just four yards on six carries.
The Jags had the same number of turnovers in the game as Robinson had yards and that’s something that should be a cause for concern. Why did the coaching staff abandon the run so early in the game? The sophomore running back had three carries in the first half and the other three in the second. While the NFL is a passing league you can’t neglect the rushing attack and that’s precisely what the Jags did in one of their most embarrassing loss in recent years.