The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Houston Texans in Week 3 because they struggled in all three phases of the game. The opposite was true in their 23-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4. The Jags got plays from the offense, the defense, and their special teams.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Jaguars were in dire need of a win. They got it and are back to .500. With that in mind, here are five winners and two losers from the London game.
No. 5 Jaguars winner vs. the Falcons in Week 4: Brandon McManus
The Jaguars dumped kicker Riley Patterson in favor of Brandon McManus because he had the ability to consistently nail field goals of 50+ yards. McManus got off to a good start in his stint in Jacksonville, making his first four attempts of the season. But then, he missed two against the Houston Texans,
Although McManus wasn't the lone reason Jacksonville lost to the Texans, he certainly played a role. Imagine getting to Texans territory and counting on your kicker to make plays only to be let down. Heading into Week 4, it was fair to wonder if he was going to be able to bounce back and he responded by nailing all of his three attempts, including one from 56 yards.
One of the biggest concerns surrounding McManus before the start of the season was that he was coming off a down year. So far, he's proven that he's still have lots of gas left in the tank and his leg is as reliable as it was when he was a member of the Denver Broncos.