There are good days and bad days in the NFL. Then there are days like the Jaguars had in the nation’s capital against the Redskins.
The Jaguars were dominated in nearly every facet of Sunday’s game en route to a 41-10 loss to the Washington Redskins.
You name the area and the Jaguars were outplayed in it. On the ground the Jaguars were outgained 191 to 25. In the air the Redskins lost their starting quarterback Robert Griffin, III to a left ankle injury on the team’s second drive, but Kirk Cousins stepped in and carved up the Jaguars defense en route to a 22-33, 250 yard, 2 touchdown performance. Overall, the Jaguars were outgained 449-148 yielded a franchise record 10 sacks and were nearly doubled up in time of possession, 39:01-20:59. Washington had 32 first downs to the Jaguars eight.
When Chad Henne, not known for his running ability, is best running the football then you know it’s going to be a long 60 minutes of game time. Henne finished the day 14-28, 193 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception and didn’t direct his offense to a first down until more than halfway through the second quarter, and that was picked up by an unnecessary roughness penalty by DeAngelo Hall. Most of Henne’s completions came after the outcome of the game was already determined.
Dropped balls early on by Allen Hurns and Mike Brown, blown coverages by safeties Josh Evans and Winston Guy and numerous missed tackles by the Jacksonville linebacking corps caused the score to get out of hand early as Washington scored touchdowns on three of their first five possessions en route to a 21-0 lead and they would never look back.
The closest Jacksonville came to making it a game was with 1:40 before halftime as Chad Henne hit veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis on a 62-yard catch and run as Lewis streaked down the sideline for a touchdown to cut the Washington lead to 21-7.
Kirk Cousins connected on his first 11 passes and finished the first half 14-18, 168 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Niles Paul had 8 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown while running back Alfred Morris had 85 yards on 22 carries with a pair of first half touchdowns.
Washington used clock, sacked Chad Henne and poured it on even more in the second half.
The Jaguars fall to 0-2 as they get set for their home opener next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Redskins Blow Out Jaguars, 41-10
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