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Jaguars Outplayed and Outcoached in 30-14 Loss to Chiefs

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Oct 7, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

JAGUARS GAME RECAP

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs faced off as the battle of the #1s as the Chiefs offense ranks first in the NFL, as does the Jaguars defense. The Jaguars offense got off to a shaky start as the rain poured down on Blake Bortles and company, while the rain let up on the Chiefs first drive and they were able to take the ball nearly effortlessly down the field to score the opening touchdown.

The Jaguars thus far were being outcoached on defense throughout the first quarter. Although Blake Bortles and the offense were able to get close into field goal range with a nice deep ball (38-yards) to D.J. Chark, they were not able to muster up anything on that drive and were forced to punt.

The Chiefs absolutely dominated the first quarter on offense,  putting together another long scoring drive to take the team up 10-0.

Just when the Jaguars offense was finally putting together a great looking drive, Nathanial Hackett and the Jaguars offense got a bit too cute. The Jaguars had a 13-play drive all the way to the Chiefs 4-yard line only to come away with zero points as the Jaguars went for it on 4th down after throwing a low-percentage fade route to Donte Moncrief. Maddening.

The Jaguars defense was able to bail out the Jaguars offense on the next possession via a beautiful interception by safety Tashaun Gipson. This was Patrick Mahomes’ first interception of the season and the Jaguars’ secondaries first interception of the season.

This would be short-lived as Dee Ford was able to turn the corner and strip sack Blake Bortles on the next play.

The Jaguars terrible play would continue as Blake Bortles would go on to throw a pick-6 putting the Jaguars down 20-0 going into halftime. Before halftime, Blake Bortles would throw another pick. This time it did not go for six as it was in the Chiefs end zone. Bortles bounced the pass off guard A.J. Cann’s helmet. This would be the theme for the Jaguars today.

The Jaguars defense was able to get a nice stop at the start of the second half, but the Jaguars offense again could not get anything out of a drive that looked to be going well.

After the Jaguars finally got something going on offense en route to a nice pass from Blake Bortles to T.J. Yeldon, the Jaguars defense completely faded away and let the Chiefs offense effortlessly march down the field and get it to 30-7.

The Jaguars were able to put together another drive for a Blake Bortles touchdown. After recovering the onside kick, the Jaguars were about two yards short of making this game very interesting.

THREE PLAYS OF THE GAME

  • D.J. Chark shows why he was selected in the second round with his speed on the 38 yard deep ball.
  • Tashaun Gipson gets the Jaguars secondary their first interception of the season
  • Josh Lambo executes a perfect onside kick. Although the Jaguars were not able to do anything with it, as Keelan Cole came up short on 4th.

JAGUARS PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jalen Ramsey and the Buffalo Bills

Jalen Ramsey is your Jaguars player of the game. Before the game, Jalen Ramsey and Tyreek Hill exchanged some words via their weekly press conferences. Ramsey was able to talk the talk and walk the walk this week. He played Hill man-to-man for much of the day and allowed next to nothing for most of it.

He did allow Hill to beat him deep one time at the end of the third quarter, but for the most part he did his job.

The Bills are listed here as they were able to kick a last-second field goal to beat the Tennessee Titans making the Jaguars still tied for the division lead.

FINAL WHISTLE

This was a very disappointing day for the Jacksonville Jaguars. A team that came into the game all systems firing after their win against the Jets last week laid a near-complete egg today. Specifically, on offense, the Jaguars were simply not able to execute much of anything in the red zone.

While the score shows 30 points on the Chiefs side, only 23 came against the Jaguars defense (pick six), and the Jaguars defense was able to hold Mahomes to zero touchdown passes and two interceptions on the day. This was easily the worst game of the young quarterback’s career, even in a win.

The Jaguars were completely outcoached and outplayed today. It really was as simple as that. Unfortunately, they could not pull off any late-game heroics. It was just not their day at all, and they lost to the better team. Blake Bortles must be better next week.

The Jaguars will head to Dallas next week for a 1 PM game. That game will be a must win.

Demetrius Harvey is a Locked on Jaguars writer focusing on game breakdowns as well as breaking news. Demetrius is a lifelong Jaguars fan. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars Activate Tackle Josh Wells, Release Niles Paul from IR

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Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a couple more roster moves this Friday after releasing Strong Safety Barry Church. The Jaguars have finally activated Tackle Josh Wells. Wells was placed on short-term injured reserve after week five with a groin injury.

This move comes at an opportune time as the Jaguars will be without Right Tackle Jermey Parnell. Wells will more than likely start at Right Tackle this week against the Redskins.

The Jaguars have also released Niles Paul from injured reserve, signed Lyndon Johnson from the teams practice squad, and placed OL Josh Walker on injured reserve.

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Jaguars vs. Redskins: Friday Injury Report, Parnell Out, Lambo in Doubt

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Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins have released their Friday final status/injury report of the week ahead of their week fifteen matchup at TIAA Bank Field. For the Jaguars, they will be without Jermey Parnell, D.J. Chark, and Josh Walker.

All three players are listed as out with various injuries. The Jaguars have a move they could potentially make in activating Tackle Josh Wells who has been practicing the past couple of weeks. D.J. Chark will miss his fourth consecutive game making his rookie season disappointing in the end, unfortunately.

The other major area of concern is kicker Josh Lambo being listed as Questionable. A little later in the day, the Jaguars signed Kicker Kai Forbath which suggests he will probably be out this Sunday against the Redkins. We will revisit this on Sunday when the inactive players are released.

Below are both teams status reports:

JAGUARS:

WR D.J. Chark Jr. (Quadricep): Out

RT Jermey Parnell (Knee): Out

OL Josh Walker (Ankle): Out

LB Lerentee McCray (Illness): Questionable

K Josh Lambo (Right Groin): Questionable

REDSKINS:

LB Ryan Anderson (Hamstring): Out

TE Jordan Reed (Ankle/Foot): Out

WR Josh Doctson (Concussion): Questionable

DE Matt Ioannidis (Shin): Questionable

OT Ty Neskhe (Knee): Questionable

OT Mogan Moses (Ankle): Questionable

LS Nick Sundberg (Back): Questionable

S Monte Nicholson (Illness): Questionable

RB Chris Thompson (Illness): Questionable

The Redskins have a much more lengthy status report than the Jaguars which is remarkable given how the Jaguars injuries have gone this season. Washington will be without at least a couple of starters including their starting Linebacker and Tight End. They also more than likely will be without a starting wide receiver in Josh Doctson.

Their Long Snapper Nick Sundberg has a high possibility of missing the game this Sunday as well because of a back injury. They have brought in a few long snappers to work out in the event he is not able to go.

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Jaguars sign Kicker Kai Forbath in Wake of Josh Lambo Injury

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a roster move in wake of the Josh Lambo right-groin injury. They have signed former Redskins and Vikings Kicker Kai Forbath. Forbath has a career FG% of 85.9% which is at the very least respectable in a league where kickers seem to be missing routine kicks daily now.

With Lambo potentially out the Jaguars were forced into a move. This could always be more of a cautionary move in the case Lambo does not play, but generally speaking, if a team signs a kicker near the end of the week it is not a good sign. We will see what happens when the last injury report comes out.

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