What We Learned Against the Redskins

The Jaguars couldn't have been much worse on Sunday. We compare our "Keys To Victory" and "What We'll Be Saying on Monday" segments with what actually occurred in the game.

Sunday was a really bad day for the Jaguars. They were thoroughly outplayed in every facet of the game and added injury to insult as Allen Hurns and Marcedes Lewis both left the game with injuries. It can only go up from here, right? Before it does, we’ll look at how our keys to victory didn’t play out.

Keys To A Jaguars Victory

1. Don’t give up the big play. The Jaguars didn’t give up “a” big play, they gave up several. Washington had six plays of 20 yards or longer and they even dropped what could have been a few more. It was another terrible day for the safeties. Jonathan Cyprien needs to get well soon.

2. Establish the run. When Chad Henne is your leading rusher it’s pretty safe to assume that you didn’t establish the ground game. The Jaguars ran Toby Gerhart 7 times for 8 yards. The score had plenty to do with the frequency of the pass versus the run, but when the Jaguars did run they were going nowhere against Washington’s 8 and 9 man fronts.

3. Confuse RG3. The Jaguars didn’t really confuse RG3 for the two drives that he played before getting hurt. The Washington quarterbacks had what appeared to be a pretty easy and very successful day.

4. Be better on 3rd down. Another failure. The Jaguars were 3-13 on third down and were mostly faced with 3rd and longs. It was really bad.

5. Win the turnover battle. Negative. Chad Henne only turned the ball over once, but Washington defensive backs dropped a few other would-be interceptions. The Jaguars defense didn’t force any turnovers and didn’t really come close to forcing any.

What We’ll Be Saying On Monday

1. What an ugly game. That was anything but aesthetically pleasing, especially if you’re a Jaguars fan. We were right on it being low-scoring- it was for the Jaguars. Unfortunately Washington laid 41.

2. Alfred Morris was shut down. Wrong again. The Redskins running back ran for 85 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns.

3. Chad Henne was more consistent. Not even close. Henne wasn’t the reason the team lost but he didn’t help either. At one point in the third quarter Henne had eight completions and eight sacks. Henne was 14-28 (most of those completions coming in garbage time), 193 yards, 1 touchdown and an interception.

4. Marcedes Lewis stepped up. The Jaguars tight end was one of the only productive players on the field wearing white as he accounted for the team’s only touchdown on a nice 62-yard catch and run. Lewis finished with 2 receptions for 71 yards and the score.

5. The Jaguars beat the spread. The spread was 6.5 and they lost by 31. So no. Not even close.

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