The Jacksonville Jaguars struggled to reach the end zone in Weeks 2 and 3. However, they managed to put lots of points on the scoreboard during their two-game stretch in London. You could think that the Jags made significant tweaks to the offense but Trevor Lawrence instead credits better execution for the unit's improved performance.
Lawrence met with the local media Wednesday and touched on several topics, including the team's offensive success the last two weeks.
"There are always gonna be adjustments you make every week. You're gonna see things that you didn't do well, that you did do well, and you're going to compare that with the game plan for the next opponent and what you think will work against that team," Lawrence told the media. "So of course, there's some changes, but no."
"I'd be lying if I said we changed a lot of things. It was really we did our stuff better. You can both of the games. They still weren't even close to perfect. That's not what this game is about. It's about making the plays at the right time. Playing the next play, even if you've had a couple of bad plays or you're not on track, just continuing to play the next play," Lawrence said.
The Jaguars have done a better job of getting the ball to their playmakers and stretching the field the past two games. They'll next have a chance to show the past two games weren't a fluke when they welcome the 3-2 Indianapolis Colts in Week 6.
While no divisional matchup is easy, the Jags have a favorable chance of getting their third win of the season given the fact that the game will be held at EverBank Stadium, where Indy hasn't won since 2014. With that in mind, here are five predictions for the game.
5. The Jaguars will pound the ball, Travis Etienne will run for 100+ yards, 2 TDs
The Jags rediscovered their running game against the Buffalo Bills. Travis Etienne had his best game of the season, racking up 146 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns, and reeling in four passes for 48 yards. Before Week 5, Etienne was averaging 3.8 yards per carry, mainly because Jacksonville didn't prioritize establishing the run in previous games.
The Colts aren't particularly adept at stopping the run, ranking 19th in rushing yards allowed and 27th in rushing touchdowns allowed. This means that Etienne will be in position to register his second 100-yard game of the season and a couple more touchdowns.