What We Learned Against the Browns

The Jaguars found a way to get their first victory of the 2014 season- better late than never, right? We're going to compare how our keys to victory played out on the football field.

The Jaguars were dominant on defense and were just opportunistic enough to beat up the visiting Browns, 24-6. We’re going to look at how our keys to victory played out in the team’s victory.

Keys To A Jaguars Victory



Establish the run. Did the Jaguars find a starting running back? It certainly looked like they did for at least one week as Denard Robinson ran for a season and career high 127 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. The team broke out of it’s rushing slump as they gained 185 yards on 35 carries.

Stop the run. The Jaguars loaded up to stop the Browns running game and were very successful. Cleveland ran for just 69 yards on 30 carries and they were effectively, one-dimensional.

Help your quarterback. It was Bortles who needed help on this day and the Jaguars provided it. There were very few drops if any, not an overabundance of penalties and a great catch and run by rookie Allen Robinson.

Win first down. The Jaguars established the run on first down and it put them into reasonable third down position. Blake Bortles could’ve played better but the team around him was good enough.

Stop Jordan Cameron. Jordan Cameron was targeted six times in the game and had just one catch. The Jaguars covered him like a blanket.

What We’ll Be Saying On Monday



Blake Bortles did enough. Bortles wasn’t the reason that the team won and he really had his worst game of the season. Still, he was better in the fourth quarter and the game turned on his touchdown toss to Allen Robinson.

The Jaguars stopped the run. The Jacksonville defense bottled up all three of the Cleveland running backs and nearly half of Cleveland’s 69 yards rushing came on two carries.

Look for a big game from Allen Robinson. Robinson led the Jaguars in receiving with 60 yards on four catches including his first career touchdown.

Jordan Cameron scored. Jordan Cameron actually didn’t score and neither did his Browns’ teammates (unless you include Billy Cundiff). Great job by the Jaguars D.

They did it. The Jaguars weren’t going to lose all 16 games this season and it was just a matter of time before they found a way to get a victory. Hopefully they can take this momentum into next week when they host the now 3-3 Miami Dolphins.

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