The Jacksonville Jaguars played two games in London this year, and they can proudly say that they won both after beating the Buffalo Bills 25-20 in Week 5. Maybe the Jags had a bit of an edge because they arrived 10 days ago while the Bills made the trip Friday. Regardless, they proved they were up to the challenge.
After the game, Trevor Lawrence credited the team's ability for better execution and making plays in the clutch for the win. However, he still feels like there are a few things the Jags can work on.
"We cleaned up some things, we executed a little bit better, still not great, "Lawrence told the media. "It's never going to be perfect. This game is an imperfect game, so it's never going to be perfect, but there's definitely things that we need to clean up and continue to clean up still just a little bit sloppy.
"But the difference is we're making the plays when we have to make them in crunch time. The other two games we lost, we didn't do that. When the moment was there, the opportunity slipped. I think that's the biggest difference," Lawrence said.
Penalties — the Jags were flagged eight times — and pass protection are a couple of the issues Lawrence is most likely talking about. But in the end, Jacksonville found a way to win in spite of their mistakes, which is what good teams do. With that in mind, here are three studs and two duds from the Week 5 bout.
3. Jaguars stud vs. the Bills in Week 5: Trevor Lawrence, QB
Trevor Lawrence hasn't at times gotten help from his supporting cast this season. But in Week 5, he showed what he's capable of doing when he does. Even though the protection wasn't optimal, he still had enough time to go through his reads and hit his receivers.
You could argue that Lawrence fumbled three times but that was the result of inefficient protection up front. In fact, he remained unfazed in spite of the Bills pass rush and went 25-of-37 for 315 yards with one interception. On top of that, his 8.5-yard average per throw is the highest he posted this season.