Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence back and playing vs. Lions following injury
Trevor Lawrence has shown meaningful progress in Year 2 and the Jacksonville Jaguars will need him to keep playing at a high level for the remainder of the season if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. That’s why the Jags were rightfully concerned when he got hurt near the end of the second quarter of their Week 13 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
On the last play of the first half, Lawrence was brought down on a sack and suffered a lower-leg injury. Although he was able to walk out of the field on his own, it was hard to tell if he was going to be able to return. The fact that backup quarterback C.J. Beathard started warming up ahead of the third quarter put Lawrence’s availability for the remainder of the game for a moment.
But then, the broadcast showed Lawrence getting back into the field. Whether the sophomore quarterback can play without limitations remains to be seen but the Jaguars need to get out of the 24-point hole they themselves dug.
The Jaguars will have a hard time making a comeback vs. the Lions
Although the Jags tightened things up a bit and held the Lions to just two field goals in their last two possessions in the first half, they gave up a touchdown in the first drive of the third quarter.
Trailing 30-6, it’s hard to see the Jags coming back the way they did against the Baltimore Ravens last week. Sure, there are nearly two quarters left in the game but neither the offense nor the defense has shown enough this game to think that mounting a comeback is possible.
Even before Lawrence got hurt, the Jags struggled to move the ball and the defense has had no answer for Lions wide receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark Jr. Everything is possible but the truth is that it’s hard to see Jacksonville winning this one with everything that has