Key statistics behind a dominant Jaguars performance in London

A weekly statistical deep-dive into how the Jaguars performed, including key stats, offensive and defensive trends, and more!
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The Jacksonville Jaguars took care of business in the first of a two-game London stretch, beating the Atlanta Falcons 23-7 and improving to .500.

With several starting players missing out due to injury (Devin Lloyd, Zay Jones, and Jamal Agnew), a comfortable double-digit victory was a nice result.

Key Stats from the Jaguars' victory

The Jaguars dominated the turnover category, with the lone turnover being the failed fourth-down conversion at the end of the half. Meanwhile, the two interceptions and one fumble recovery by the defense led to seven points and the game-ending.

The Jaguars continue to be a well-disciplined team, only giving up one penalty for five yards on the defensive side. Through four weeks, the Jaguars have 13 penalties (second-least) for 114 yards (third-least).

Breakdown of another average Jaguars' offense

Travis Etienne continues to see the lion share of the carries, with Trevor scrambling on several key plays. This is also the first game this season where the Jaguars did not focus their run game directly up the middle, spreading the rushing location through the offensive line.

Wide receivers’ target shares continue to decrease, likely in part due to the injuries mentioned above. Evan Engram continues to see his targets increase week after week, with eight targets on Sunday.

Jaguars’ offensive trends through four weeks

With an early lead built up, the Jaguars' overall pass rate decreased for a second straight week. However, the passing game remained efficient, ranking 13th this week in Adjusted net yards per pass attempt.

The rushing game did continue to struggle but was necessary to close out the game. The Jaguars did hold their third-down conversion rate at 38.5% but were below-average in third down avoidance for the first time this season.

Stats behind another superb Jaguars’ defense

As would be expected against the Atlanta Falcons, the Jaguars were ineffective against the Falcons' dynamic run game. However, with two interceptions (one for a touchdown), the Jaguars ranked fifth in opposing adjusted net yards per pass attempt.

The Jaguars were below-average in forcing third downs and stopping third-down conversions. However, the three key turnovers held the Falcons to only seven points on the day.

Where field position played a key role in the Jaguars' success

The Jaguars dominated the field position game. Despite the pick-six not being considered here and Jamal Agnew being inactive, the Jaguars started nearly eighteen yards ahead of the Falcons on an average drive. This does indicate that, while the Jaguars offense did well to manage the game, they really should have scored more than sixteen points in the game.

Overall, a double-digit win against a solid team while playing in the home-away-from-home is nothing to complain about. And while the defense tries to show that the their performance against the Texans was more a fluke than the expectation, the offense continues to show inconsistent flashes that will be needed to compete against the more dynamic offensive teams.

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