Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence avoided a disastrous injury vs. the Lions
On the bright side, Jaguars fans all breathed a sigh of relief when they watched Trevor Lawrence run back onto the field in the third quarter following a scary moment in the final play in the first half. Lawrence was sacked by another former Florida Gators linebacker James Houston in a twisting manner leaving him grabbing his leg in obvious pain.
Several players, including the Lions, finished the first half by respectfully getting on one knee watching Lawrence respond to the medical trainers. Fortunately, he was able to walk into the locker room without help and was even able to come back and play without missing any game time.
In addition, Lawrence continued displaying his well-advertized improvement, and wide receiver Christian Kirk was able to go over the century mark in receiving yards (104) with six catches and again looked every bit like the number one wide receiver he was paid to be in the offseason.
Lawrence completed 17 of 31 attempts for 179 yards and a touchdown but his numbers would’ve seemingly looked closer to 25 of 35 for 275-325 yards and a couple of touchdowns had his supporting cast shown up to play.
Speaking of that supporting cast, they basically looked like a bunch of deer caught in the Lions’ headlights. Penalties also played a big role in this one-sided affair. Several false starts, including one by tight end Dan Arnold, halted any momentum the Jaguars were hoping to build.
Overall, this was a dominant effort by the Lions who had all three of their top wide receivers for the first time this season. The Lions dominated in every phase of the game. Simply put, they came ready to play and most of the Jaguars players did not. And if the Jaguars expect to keep making strides as they’ve done most of this season up to this point, they cannot have any more embarrassing losses like this.