The Jacksonville Jaguars get a big break against the Baltimore Ravens thanks to safety Rayshawn Jenkins. Trailing 3-0 and after missing two field goals. Jenkins got an interception off quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Jaguars have been able to move the ball well on the ground, racking up over 30 yards and averaging close to five yards per carry. However, they haven't been able to reach the end zone. Jenkins' interception at least gives another chance to put points on the scoreboard.
Here's another angle of the play:
The Jaguars were able to get to the Ravens' end zone once they got the ball back. Unfortunately, they couldn't build momentum and instead fumbled. The Ravens recovered and got to the 50-yard line. You have probably heard the saying easy comes, easy goes. That's how it felt when Trevor Lawrence was running with the football and just dropped it, leading to Baltimore to recover.
Compoundingattempting the issue is that Brandon McManus has already missed two field goals. Granted, they were attempts of 50+ yards and it's windy, but that's six points Jacksonville would surely like to get. In his first attempt, McManus hit the goal post. However, Keaton Mitchell should've been flagged for placing his hand under McManus' feet. Players need to give kickers room to set their feet on the ground.
All in all, the Jags have flashed throughout the game. Outside linebacker Travon Walker got his sixth sack of the season, and Josh Allen forced Lamar Jackson into an intentional grounding penalty on the Ravens' first drive. The Ravens had to settle for a field goal, and those are the only three points that have been scored as of this writing.
On the bright side, the game is still within reach, but the Jaguars have to get out of their own way if they want to come out on top.