Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Hangover Part II- Week 2 (Jaguars vs Texans)

The Jaguars entered week 2 with disappointment from their overtime loss to the Vikings. Instead of using that as motivation, it carried over into this week against the AFC South division favorite Houston Texans. The Jaguars lost 27-7, falling to 0-2. From the start to the finish, the Jaguars looked overmatched. The Texans didn't do anything special, but execute. Unlike the Jaguars, which looked beat up and broken down. Granted, the Texans are one of the best teams in the league so far, with a great defense and a prolific running back in Arian Foster. Yes, there were injuries.  But this is not how the Jaguars wanted to play in their home opener.

Both sides of the ball just didn't perform when play was needed to made. Offensively, the wide receivers couldn't get open enough and the offensive line, missing some starters, didn't give quarterback Blaine Gabbert time and consistently give running back Maurice Jones-Drew holes to run through. The defense keeps having problems with tackling and the secondary doesn't look good in coverage along with the linebackers. No matter how much progress was made in recent weeks, this was a step in the wrong direction.

Next week, the Jaguars travel to Indianapolis to go against number one overall draft pick Andrew Luck and the Colts (1-1) after their victory against the Minnesota Vikings, 23-20. How does Jacksonville respond from an underwhelming performance? The hangover can't continue.

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