Josh Allen and other studs who show out in the Jaguars dominant win vs. the Panthers

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs off the field after the game of a regular
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs off the field after the game of a regular / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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2. Travis Eitenne, running back

Running back Travis Etienne got off to a good start to the 2023 season. However, the team has mostly steered away from running the ball in recent weeks due to the offensive line's inability to open holes. This has in turn affected Etienne's production.

While the former Clemson Tiger is great at breaking tackles — he leads the league with 63 and Christian Kirk is second with 60 — and gaining yards in chunks, he routinely finds himself having to fend off a defender before he crosses the line of scrimmage. In Week 17 though, he had several opportunities to make plays and he seized them, toting the rock 16 times for 102 yards with two rushing touchdowns.

Etienne has been somewhat of a forgotten player in 2023 but he showed against the Panthers what he can do when he has a bit of room to create plays.

1. Evan Engram, tight end

Evan Engram had to make the cut, right? He entered the game with 98 catches and ended with 104. It's only the 11th time in NFL history a tight end has crossed the 100-catch mark. The fact that he did it in a win makes it even sweeter. After all, a loss would've overshadowed the accomplishment.

The Jaguars won though, and Engram has, for the second straight season, shown his value. Just one year after breaking several team records, and setting personal marks, he's doing it again in 2023. You could argue that he only had three catches against Carolina, but that was enough to get the win and reach an important milestone.

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