3 thrilling stats from the Jaguars’ blowout win over the Colts
The Jacksonville Jaguars fell to the Washington Commanders in the season opener but instead of dwelling too much on the loss, they turned the page and spend the last few days preparing to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.
The Jags were able to fix most of the issues they had last week and they soundly beat the Colts 24-0. In fact, you could make the case it was the best outing they have had in the last three years. Moreover, Trevor Lawrence had what arguably was the most complete game of his young NFL career.
Speaking of Lawrence, here are three thrilling stats from the Jaguars’ dominant win over Indy.
3. Trevor Lawrence had a career game against the Colts in Week 2
After the Jaguars’ loss to the Commanders in Week 1, many fans wanted Trevor Lawrence gone even though he had a solid game. Sure, he missed a couple of throws and lacked touch in a few others. But he wasn’t the reason Jacksonville dropped the game. Still, some fans equated the second-year quarterback to Blaine Gabbert and were already ready to give up on him.
Of course, Gabbert is nowhere near as talented as Lawrence, who went 25-of-30 (83.3 completion rate) with two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Colts. This was just the second time in his NFL career that he threw at least two touchdowns with no picks. The other was against — you guessed it — Indy in last year’s finale.
Keep in mind that completing 83.3 percent of your passes when you make 30 attempts or more is no easy task in the NFL. Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks ever, has achieved the feat just twice in 277 games.
Meanwhile, Lawrence has already done it once in 19 games. He won’t be able to sustain that efficiency level but he showed in Week 2 that he’s trending in the right direction. What a difference a week makes, right?