Jaguars Report Card- Offense
We're grading on a bit of a curve for Todd Bouman as he was literally signed off the street earlier this week and played a solid game. Bouman marched the team down the football field in the first half, and showed little signs of rust. The 13-year vet from St. Cloud State completed 18 of 34 throws, for 222 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Bouman showed an ability to get the ball downfield, something Jaguars fans have rarely seen from their quarterbacks over the last decade.
Running backs- B
Maurice Jones-Drew had 121 yards from scrimmage (74 yards receiving) including a touchdown as the Jaguars had to get him the ball in creative ways. There wasn't much outside of Jones-Drew from the running back position as Deji Karim ran for just 29 yards on five carries.
Wide receivers- C
The best thing Mike Thomas did all day was draw a pass interference penalty as the team's leading receiver was all but invisible. Mike Sims-Walker made a nice catch on the sideline, and later caught a touchdown pass. Tiquan Underwood caught the only two passes thrown in his direction. Aside from Mike Sims-Walker, none of the Jags receivers got any separation.
Tight ends- C
Marcedes Lewis caught three passes for 44 yards, but dropped a pair of well-thrown Bouman passes. Zach Miller was more involved in the offense as he caught three passes and Zach Potter got into the action with one reception for ten yards.
Offensive line- C-
Kansas City often stacked up the line of scrimmage to stop the Jaguars rushing attack, but the Jaguars still had a respectable 84 yards on the ground. In the second half, the Jaguars offensive line struggled with the Chiefs blitz and that caused seven QB hits and one sack. Overall, the Jaguars offensive line was adequate enough to beat a bad team, but not the first-place Chiefs.
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