2. The Jaguars pass rush woke up vs. the Falcons
One of the reasons the Jags lost to the Texans in Week 3 was their inability to get after the quarterback. They finished the game with no sacks, which led to questions about the front office's refusal to bring in reinforcements in the offseason. While it's true that the Jaguars should've more to bolster their pass rush, the cupboard isn't necessarily bare.
Against the Falcons, outside linebacker Josh Allen showed he can take over games He registered three sacks, including the strip sack that sealed the Jaguars' win. He consistently rattled quarterback Desmond Ridder and forced him to make mistakes, including a pair of interceptions in back-to-back drives. Travon Walker also registered a sack, so it wasn't just Allen bringing in the heat.
It may be a small sample but it's hard to tell what kind of pass rush the Jaguars will get from week to week. They showed out against the Colts and Atlanta but disappeared against the Texans in Week 3. Against the Chiefs, they recorded two sacks but couldn't contain Patrick Mahomes.
One thing the Jaguars should be thrilled about is that reinforcements are in the way. They'll soon welcome back outside linebacker Dawaune Smoot and DaVon Hamilton. While the latter is taking antibiotics and didn't make the trip to London, the former flew with the team and is close to returning. Even if they aren't 100 percent when they return, they should take some pressure off Allen's and Walker's shoulders.
For the time being, it will interesting to see if the Jags can get another productive game from their pass rush when they face the Bills in Week 5.