Jaguars' Report Card

The grades are in from the Jags - Rams game from Scout.com!

REPORT CARD VS. RAMS

PASSING OFFENSE: C 
Byron Leftwich threw two touchdown passes in a game the Jaguars lost for the first time as his final four passes were incomplete while the Jaguars tried to rally in the fourth period. Leftwich didn't get much help from his receivers, notably Matt Jones, who tried to make four one-handed catches -- two on the final series -- 
and didn't haul in any of them.

RUSHING OFFENSE: B+
Fred Taylor, who was downgraded to questionable on Friday because of an ankle injury, ran for 138 yards in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown jolt, but had just 27 yards in the second half.

PASS DEFENSE: D
 Backup quarterback Jamie Martin, a Jaguar castoff, was playing with the Rams' two starting receivers, but still threw for two touchdowns, including an 83-yard touchdown bomb. 

RUSH DEFENSE: F
The Jaguars figured to key on Steven Jackson, but he still burned them for 179 yards, the most ever allowed by the Jaguars. That was the third time this year they've allowed a 100-yard rusher. It was the most yards they've ever allowed. 

SPECIAL TEAMS: F
The Rams blocked Chris Hanson's first punt and returned it for a touchdown, and Josh Scobee missed two field goal attempts from 49 and 44 yards in a game they lost by three points. The special teams cost them 13 points.
 
COACHING: D 
Jack Del Rio, who rarely takes responsibility for losses, never mentioned there was a problem with the coaching after the game. But the Jaguars didn't seem well prepared and the play-calling was erratic. They threw to the end zone on 4th-and-inches at the Rams' 25 in the first quarter and called nine consecutive pass plays on their final drive.


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