3 winners (and 2 losers) for Jaguars in Week 3 loss to Texans

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a few people that need to be better.

1. Doug Pederson

This is not to suggest that head coach Doug Pederson should be on the hot seat for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had one bad week and that is okay (for now). Outside of that, he is one of the most well-respected coaches in the game because he is so great.

However, it is fair to say that this game was a tough one for him. He didn't really look like this genius coach much in the game which will call for some adjusting on his part.

This was the sixth straight time that Houston did this. They have now had 6 straight wins on the road against the Jaguars. It is on Pederson to have these guys ready to go when the team teams meet again in Jacksonville next year.

In his Jaguars tenure, this has to be the most embarrassed that Pederson has ever been as the coach of the football team. He will have these guys going fast and hard in practice. The game plan for the Falcons across the pond will be heard loud and clear. It was a tough loss for Pederson and he deserves his criticisms

2. Calvin Ridley

The Jacksonville Jaguars expected a little bit more from Calvin Ridley than what they've gotten so far. It is clear that he is an outstanding receiver and a tick above everybody else in terms of skill. His arrival has allowed everyone to move into the right spot.

He would probably like to forget this appearance on Sunday afternoon as the Jaguars lost to the Texans. Ridley was not himself in this game for a variety of reasons. That was a big part of the team losing the game.

He ended up with three catches for 40 yards. Obviously, he needs to be used a lot more. he was brought in to be the guy in terms of targets for Lawrence. He is one of the players that is looking to get back on track before they kick off in London.

It was another tough game for all of the Jags but there are clearly a few that should feel good and a few that should feel bad.

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