I spoke with Jags CB Davon House after the game, and it was apparent he was feeling blue. That's usually what happens after a loss. With that said the Jags defense played quite well especially in the secondary. Aaron Rodgers had all the time in the world in the pocket, due to lack of a pass rush and the secondary was still able to keep Rodgers under 200 passing yards. This is one of the best offenses in the NFL and not only did the Jags prove they could hang, they went toe to toe with the Packers offense.
"It went well besides the win/loss column. I think we did some great things on defense, offense and special teams that we set out to do, but the game comes down to inches. We were just short, but the good thing about it is we know we are better than what we play. We eliminate some of those penalties, we win the game," said House.
He is not wrong, the Jags had some costly penalties on defense and you just can't expect a win over a hall of fame quarterback with penalties like that. This game was competitive and the Jags showed signs of major improvement. The pass rush still needs to improve and Blake Bortles got light up with sacks. However, the Jags showed flashes of great talent and showed they can move the ball in a variety of ways.
In the end a loss is a loss and you have to keep moving forward. Let's be real, everyone outside of Jacksonville thought this game was going to be a one sided blow out. The Packers make the playoffs every year and are always high picks to go to the Super Bowl. The fact Aaron Rodgers had to reach into his bag of tricks to pull out a W is something to be proud of. Now let's move on to San Diego and unplug the Chargers.null