The Jacksonville Jaguars had their worst performance of the year, losing 34-3 to the San Francisco 49ers. This drops the Jaguars to 6-3. On a positive note, the Jags still maintain a one-game lead over the Houston Texans for the top of the AFC South.
Key stats from the Jaguars loss to the 49ers in Week 10
Even these stats are slightly inflated as the 49ers' sole turnover happened at the end of the game when they were force-feeding running back Christian McCaffrey to extend his touchdown streak.
While wide receiver Calvin Ridley did draw another defensive pass interference, the penalty/yard margin is one of the few positive stats from this game.
Offensive breakdown from the Jaguars performance vs. the 49ers
This game saw Etienne’s season-low in rushing share, barely eclipsing fifty percent. Additionally, the Jaguars clearly avoided rushing toward the tackles, with edge rushers Joey Bosa and Chase Young causing havoc for most of the game.
Passing-wise, tight end Evan Engram saw his lowest reception total (four) with receiver Zay Jones out once again. While Christian Kirk had a nice day (six catches for 104 yards), the passing game struggled as a whole.
It will come to no surprise that this game was the worst statistically of the Jaguars seasons so far. Trevor Lawrence was forced to pass on 92% of third downs, converting one-third of their third down attempts. Lawrence’s 1.95 Adjusted Net Yards per Pass Attempt were the second worst of the week, only better than the Giants’ Tommy DeVito.
The Jaguars were also unable to run the ball effectively, an issue that continues to pop up when the passing game struggles. The Jaguars’ 3.47 yards per attempt was their second-worst of the year and a major contributor to the third-and-long situations.
Defensive Stats from the Jaguars' game vs. the 49ers
Defensively, the Jaguars had their worst game of the year. The 49ers ran for 5.4 yards per carry, with only the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons running the ball better against the Jaguars this season.
Brock Purdy had the highest adjusted net yards per pass attempt (11.8) was the highest in the NFL this week. While the defense struggled, the touchdowns to Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle were inches away from being drastically different results.
Jaguars field position vs. the 49ers in Week 10
This was only the second game (Texans in week 3) where the Jaguars had a worse starting field position than their opponent. Overall, this was a game to forget. One silver lining is that Lawrence noted in his press conference that losing by thirty and losing by three counts the same in the standings.
With a 6-3 record, third place standing in the AFC, a game lead in the AFC South standings, and two division games in as many weeks, the Jaguars have every opportunity to right the ship in a hurry.