Grading the Jaguars

The grades are in from Scout.com!

PASSING OFFENSE: B
Byron Leftwich had a quarterback rating of 103.0 and threw the game-winning pass to Jimmy Smith, but was guilty of his first interception of the year and also was the victim of a sack fumble play that gave the Jets a touchdown. But John Abraham may have gotten away with being offsides on the play.

RUSHING OFFENSE: A+
Fred Taylor showed he's all the way back from his knee surgery as he enabled them to control the clock by running 37 times. He only gained 98 yards but all the running enabled the Jaguars to control the game and neutralize the Jets' pass rush.

PASS DEFENSE: B+
The Jaguars intercepted Chad Pennington twice and  limited him to nine completions, but they had an edge because Pennington's shoulder was bothering him. They also knocked Jay Fiedler out of the game with a shoulder injury.

RUSH DEFENSE: B+
They didn't have to worry about the threat of the pass so they could jam and line and they held Curtis Martin to just 67 yards in 18 carries.

SPECIAL TEAMS: A
Punter Chris Hanson and kicker Josh Scobee helped the Jaguars win the field position battle with their booming kicks that kept pinning the Jets deep. That's why the Jaguars started their possessions on average at the 39 and the Jets at the 25. Gerald Sensabaugh also recovered a fumbled punt to set up a touchdown.

COACHING: B
They had a solid game plan that featured the run as they neutralized the Jets' pass rush by giving Fred Taylor the ball 37 times. They also showed the team could keep its focus and bounce back from a frustrating loss in Indianapolis last Sunday.


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