The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a hard time moving the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12 and it seemed like it would be even more difficult without running back Travis Etienne, who is listed as questionable to return with a foot injury. However, JaMycal Hasty picked up the slack and his touchdown reception has given the Jags’ a 7-6 lead.
The Jaguars’ defense has made stops when it mattered the most and they stuffed Lamar Jackson in a fourth-and-1 at midfield during the Ravens’ third field goal. Defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton recovered the ball and got the Jags’ offense the ball back.
Trevor Lawrence wasted no time and found wide receiver Zay Jones for a 12-yard pass. Running back JaMycal Hasty then had a couple of carries and later caught a 28-touchdown reception. Following the scoring drive, Lawrence was 5-of-6 for 75 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Zay Jones was leading the team in receiving yards with 47 on four receptions.
The Jaguars got off to a slow start but have caught up with the Ravens
The Jags’ offense got off to a slow start and seemed like they were going to struggle to move the ball. When Etienne left the field, he had racked up three yards on three carries. Similarly, the offense punted in their two possessions.
On the other hand, the defense has played relatively well. The Ravens had no trouble moving the ball in their first offensive possession and it seemed like the Jags’ defense got a break when linebacker Foyesade Oluokun forced a fumble, which rookie Chad Muma then recovered.
But Muma’s elbow was out of the field when he got the ball, so the play was called back, and the Ravens ended up keeping the ball. In the end, the Jacksonville defense managed to hold the Ravens to just three points.
The Ravens were once again able to move the ball at ease in their second drive and once again the Jags were able to hold them to three points. However, the offense needs to wake up and score at some point if they want to keep falling behind.
It’s hard to tell if Etienne will return for the game but Hasty is doing a good job of holding the fort during his absence.