The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off an upset against the Buffalo Bills back in 2021. Two years later, they found a way to do it again, this time though, they won 25-20.
The Jags led all game long and never gave up the lead even after several attempts in the second half. While the offense went dormant in the second and third quarters, they woke up when it mattered the most and scored twice to put together a couple of scoring drives. Then again, it wouldn't have been possible had they not kept Josh Allen and the Bills offense at bay for most of the game.
The Jaguars now leave London riding a two-game winning streak. Next on their schedule is an Indianapolis team looking for revenge. But that's a topic for a different column for the time being, here are three takeaways from Jacksonville's third victory of the season.
3. The Jaguars offense runs hot and cold vs. the Bills
For the second straight week, the offense got off to a hot start and then cooled considerably. It's also worth noting that the Jaguars haven't been able to score on their opening possession this year but at least made up for it by scoring their second drive. They then made a field... and that was it... at least until the fourth quarter, when Travis Etienne found the end zone to give Jacksonville a brief 25-13 lead.
Trevor Lawrence continues to perform well and the offensive line continues to struggle. It's true that the Bills have one of the best defensive fronts in the league but that doesn't justify their inability to provide decent protection, especially after Cam Robinson's return to the lineup.
Robinson himself struggled most of the game, failing to slow down defensive end A.J. Epenesa, who was flying around the field. Luke Fortner also had a hard time holding his own even after DaQuan Jones left the game. Then, there's right tackle Anton Harrison, who was flagged twice and cost the Jags a couple of big gains.
Whether it was Calvin Ridley or Christian Kirk, the wide receivers did their job, catching pretty much every pass thrown their way, so they can't be blamed for the offense stalling out. Ridley, for his part, had his best game since the opener, hauling in seven receptions for 122 yards. Kirk himself also had a productive outing, catching six passes on eight targets for 72 yards.