Getting into a skirmish has never been a problem for Jaguars LT Cam Robinson

• The Jaguars got Cam Robinson back for Week 17

• The veteran LT provided a spark in the trenches

• He's pleased with how things turned out in the win

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) reacts to a catch being confirmed in favor
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson (74) reacts to a catch being confirmed in favor / Corey Perrine / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Jacksonville Jaguars showed a sense of urgency in Week 17, beating the Carolina Panthers 26-0. All three phases of the game showed up for the Jaguars and the offensive line played much better than it had in recent weeks. One reason behind the group's success was the return of left tackle Cam Robinson to the lineup.

Robinson was activated for the game after spending four weeks on Injured Reserve. He brought the physicality and nastiness the Jags were missing in recent weeks. Not surprisingly, C.J. Beathard, who was filling in for Trevor Lawrence, had ample time to throw, getting pressured just six times in Week 17. Similarly, running back Travis Etienne managed to cross the 100-yard mark for just the second time this season.

Late in the game, Robinson's mauling mentality was on full display when he got ejected for getting into a skirmish with Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown. After the win, the veteran left tackle told the local media that he wasn't trying to prove anything and that pulling Brown's helmet off was a reaction to getting his pulled off. Robinson says that things escalated but, "that's never been a problem for me."

Early in his exchange with the local media, Robinson said that he was pleased with the effort the team showed in the win, "We kind of looked at it that way, with a fight, scratching and clawing for a win" Robinson responded when he was asked if the Jags saw this as a must-win game. "However we had to do it. "Whatever it took to do it. We were just willing to get it done. Far from perfect, far from pretty but it's a win and we'll correct what we'll need to correct."

Before Week 17, Robinson had just given up 10 total pressures and three sacks in seven games. Against the Panthers, he surrendered just two pressures and posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 60.0.

The Jaguars must now build up from the win vs. the Panthers to finish strong

Beating the Panthers is what the Jaguars needed to get their confidence back. It's true that Carolina is currently the worst team in the league, but based on how Jacksonville had been playing in recent weeks, winning didn't seem like a sure thing. Fortunately, they answered the call but they cannot afford to take the foot off the pedal. If anything, they must be incentivized to play even better when they face the Tennessee Titans in the finale.

Having Cam Robinson back most certainly helped an offensive line that has struggled in pass protection. With him lining up at left tackle, they'll have options at left guard. Against the Panthers, they rolled with backup Tyler Shatley. Ezra Cleveland and Walker Little have been dealing with injuries, so maybe Shatley got the nod because they wanted Cleveland and Little to get a bit better.

The Jaguars are now 9-7. They can make the playoffs and win the AFC South if they beat the Titans in the finale, so they need to build on the win over the Panthers and take advantage of Cam Robinson's return to the lineup.

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