3 encouraging stats from the Jaguars dominant Week 17 win vs. the Panthers

• The Jaguars showed up ready to play vs. the Panthers in Week 17

• Here are 3 stats that stood out in the convincing 26-0 win

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) looks to pass during the second quarter of a
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) looks to pass during the second quarter of a / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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2. The Jaguars had 11 possessions vs. the Panthers, they scored on 8 of them

In previous weeks, self-inflicted wounds prevented the Jaguars from consistently reaching the end zone. Whether it was penalties at the wrong time, drops, or turnovers, they struggled to move the football. But against Carolina, they managed to keep drives alive and they scored on nine of their 11 offensive possession.

This looks even better when you take into account that they only got one play in on the final possession of the first half and they wanted to chew up the clock in their last drive. With 2:52 left in the game, they were already 26-0, so it didn't make sense to continue to put points on the scoreboard.

It's also worth noting that Brandon McManus was 4-of-4 after missing three attempts the last two weeks. Doug Pederson praised the veteran kicker for getting out of the funk.

"We would have loved to score the touchdown zone in those situations but to have Brandon out there, and make those kicks like he did, that's good for his confidence moving forward. Hats off to him. He's battled through a little adversity of his own here lately, and it was good to see him respond," Pederson said.

Of course, the Panthers have one of the worst defenses in the league, at least when it comes to points surrendered (they rank third in the league in yards allowed). That said, the Jaguars had a favorable matchup and they took advantage of it, something they might've failed to do during their losing skid.