Running back James Robinson is an important piece of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive puzzle and he’s showing once again how important he is for their success. On fourth-and-1 in the third quarter, Robinson broke off a 50-yard touchdown run that gave the Jags a 23-10 lead.
The Jaguars had previously gone for it on fourth down in Week 3, so it wasn’t particularly shocking that Robinson got the ball. However, it looks like the Chargers weren’t prepared for it, as the third-year running back didn’t just move the chain but made a big play.
Even before scoring, Robinson was having a productive game, toting the rock 12 times for 46 yards. The Jags’ offense as a whole was having a solid game as well but Robinson’s touchdown gives them a pretty good lead. Trevor Lawrence is 21-of-32 for 210 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Not long ago, head coach Doug Pederson said that Robinson had solidified who he is for the team and he keeps proving that benching him last year was a big mistake. The former Illinois State Redbird has scored in all three games and has four touchdowns (one receiving) for the season. Here’s his most recent touchdown.
The Jaguars’ aggressiveness is paying off vs. the Chargers
Doug Pederson has been super aggressive against Los Angeles. So far, he’s gone for it three times and converted two. His approach is paying off as the Jaguars are leading 31-10, as of this writing, thanks to a 4-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Christian Kirk.
On the other hand, the Jaguars’ defense has also done its part. While they’ve managed just one sack, they’ve registered two takeaways, a forced fumble by defensive end Dawuane Smoot, and an interception by rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd.
It’s important to point out that the Chargers are dealing with several injuries. Justin Herbert is playing in spite of suffering a rib cartilage fracture in Week 2 but offensive tackle Rashawn Slater and edge rusher Joey Bosa left the game with injuries. Moreover, Los Angeles is without cornerback J.C. Jackson, center Corey Linsley, and wide receiver Keenan Allen.
The Jaguars are close to winning their second game in the 2022 season. They just need to keep playing like they have for another quarter.