Jaguars Report Card

The grades are in from Scout.com...and some of them aren't pretty.

REPORT CARD VS. COLTS

PASSING OFFENSE: Grade D
Byron Leftwich had only a 76.5 quarterback rating, but the real problem was the porous offensive line. The line gave up six sacks and Leftwich was on his heels throughout the game.

RUSHING OFFENSE: Grade B
Fred Taylor usually runs well against the Colts, and he did it again with a 5.1 average on 16 carries, but he needed more carries, as the Jaguars converted on only 6-of-15 third down plays while running only 53 offensive plays.

PASSING DEFENSE: Grade A-
The Jaguars had a textbook defense to throw at Peyton Manning as they kept him off balance, even though they didn't sack him, and allowed him just 122 passing yards, the lowest total of his career. They usually dropped eight players into coverage and their two big tackles, Marcus Stroud and John Henderson, provided an
inside rush to keep Manning off balance. 

RUSHING DEFENSE: Grade D 
Edgerrin James ripped the run defense for 128 yards on 27 carries, and the Colts ran 14 times on their 17-play game-winning touchdown drive in the third period. The Colts took advantage of the defense -- keyed to stop the pass -- and burned them with the run.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Grade: C-
Except for Chris Hanson's punting, this unit struggled, as Chad Owens dropped two punts before being yanked, and Josh Scobee was wide left on a critical 42-yard field goal attempt.

COACHING: Grade: D
The Jaguars coaching staff put together a good scheme to stop the Colts' passing game, but they didn't adjust when the Colts went to the run in the second half. The Jaguar coaches have to do a better job of making adjustments.



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