There have been a few bright spots in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. However, the negatives have cleared outweighed the positives in the first half.
For starters, the Jags are losing 20-0 at the beginning of the third quarter. The closest they got to scoring in the first quarter was a 60-yard attempt by kicker Ryan Santoso early. The kick had more than enough strength to go in but went right. Towards the end of the second quarter, Jacksonville’s offense gained some momentum but once again came empty-handed.
Jake Luton threw a 27-yard pass to second-year tight end Luke Farrell. He later connected to wide receiver Jeff Cotton on a 23-yard grab. However, the play was called back due to a holding penalty.
So far, Luton is 10-of-17 for 95 yards and a 5.5 yards average per attempt while rookie Snoop Conner is the Jags’ leading rusher, with four carries for 10 yards.
The Jaguars have struggled in all three phases against the Raiders
So far, the Raiders had no trouble running the ball and have broken a few long plays. In total, the Jags gave up 95 yards on 31 carries in the first half.
On the bright side, Jacksonville has constantly pressured quarterback Jarrett Stidham and has sacked him three times, one by rookie Travon Walker and two by defensive end Arden Key, so not everything has been doom and gloom for the Jags.
In the second half, both the Raiders and the Jaguars will pull out most of the starters that did play in the Hall of Fame game to pave the way for second and third-string players. This will give a few players in both squads to either move up on the depth or make a case for a roster.
Kyle Sloter, who joined the Jags not long ago, is in. He’s one of those players that will be trying to make a positive impression on the coaching staff.