3 encouraging stats from the Jaguars win vs. Raiders in Week 9
The Jacksonville Jaguars started the season strong, going 2-1 in the first three weeks. But then, they fell to the Philadelphia Eagles and the losing continued until Week 9 when they managed to beat the Las Vegas Raiders.
Now, beating a flailing Raiders team is nothing to brag about but the Jags took another step in the right direction. After all, all their losses this season were close contests but they had come short every single time. The fact that they were able to erase a 17-point deficit and mount a comeback in Week 9 shows they’re a driven bunch that isn’t content with losing.
With that in mind, here are 3 encouraging stats from the Jags’ win over the Raiders.
3. The Jaguars’ offensive line didn’t give up a single sack vs. the Raiders
Before the start of the 2022 season, the offensive line was seen as the Jags’ biggest weakness and the group has certainly been inconsistent at times. Right tackle Jawaan Taylor will have a down game only to bounce back the following week, and the same is true for pretty much every Jaguars’ starting offensive lineman.
Having said that, the Jags have done a good job of protecting Trevor Lawrence this season and in Week 9, they didn’t surrender a single sack. The sophomore quarterback often had time to drop back and go through his reads, which led to an 80 percent completion rate.
If that wasn’t enough, Brad Spielberger of Pro Football recently highlighted how well the offensive line is playing and even called it their biggest strength.