What We Learned Against Detroit

JagNation will compare our keys to victory with what actually happened in the Jaguars blowout victory against Detroit.

Five most important things for the Jaguars:

1. Get started early. The Jaguars defense recorded an interception on the Lions third play from scrimmage and turned it into a field goal. After briefly falling behind, the Jaguars poured it on and never stopped.

2. Cover Calvin. The dynamic Lions receiver caught two deep balls for 92 yards.

3. Stop the run. The Jaguars defense was solid against the run as they held Detroit to just 65 yards on the ground.

4. Play in front of the sticks. There were very few penalties and sacks, and the Jaguars offense was very effective.

5. Make plays on defense. The Jags intercepted one pass and sacked Lions quarterbacks seven times.


What to look for:

1. Look for the Jags offense to get back on track. The Jaguars stuck against a porous Lions defense in a big way as they scored 38 points, easily a season high.

2. Matt Jones for 6. Jones caught five passes before leaving the game with a leg contusion. If he would've stayed in, he could've caught as many as he wanted.

3. Calvin Johnson for 6. The great Lions receiver was held to just two catches, but they still totaled 92 yards.

4. Fred Taylor to have a big day. Taylor only worked for about a half, but was effective as he gained 80 yards on 18 carries, and caught a screen pass for 17 yards.

5. Look for the Jags to force three turnovers. The Jags only forced one turnover on the day.


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