In Terms of Success – Jaguars Rank 30th in the NFL in New Article

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Mike Freeman, Lead NFL National Reporter for Bleacher Report, has written a long piece which talks about each and every NFL franchise, and their success.

There’s a number of factors involved, including Super Bowl, Conference and division titles. The Jags didn’t get much love on the list, as according to Freeman, they are nearly last in the NFL, coming in at 30.

Here’s what Freeman has to say about the Jags:

“Surround yourself with great people, people who have an outstanding work ethic, people who are business-like, who are focused and concentrated. Get everybody on the same page and have the same inspiration, same kind of drive, same kind of desire. Do the very, very best you can. Work to the best of your ability. Be efficient. Don’t waste time.” —Tom Coughlin to reporters on what it takes to be successful

The Tom Coughlin era was the bright spot for the Jacksonville Jaguars. It isn’t just his record that demonstrates how good a coach he was. Coughlin’s Jaguars went to the playoffs for four straight years, including two conference title games.

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Colts at Jaguars NFL Week Four Capsule




STREAKS 6 of last 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 6-2 Gus Bradley: 1-5
LAST WEEK W 26-22 vs. San Diego L 19-17 vs. Baltimore
LAST GAME 12/13/15: Colts 16 at Jaguars 51. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles passes for 250 yards & totals 4 TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing). Jaguars WR Rashad Green has 73-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1st meeting between these teams in London
REFEREE Walt Anderson
BROADCAST CBS (9:30 AM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). Westwood One: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 83 (Ind), 81 (Jax). XM: 226 (Ind), 225 (Jax).


PASSING Andrew Luck: 76-124-913-6-2-93.2 Blake Bortles: 79-127-843-5-6-75.0
RUSHING Frank Gore: 48-185-3.9-1 T.J. Yeldon: 34-84-2.5-1
RECEIVING T.Y. Hilton: 18-294-16.3-1 Allen Robinson: 16-183-11.4-2
OFFENSE 371.0 317.3
DEFENSE 401.3 311.3
SACKS Erik Walden: 3 Dante Fowler, Yannick Ngakoue (R): 2
INTs Darius Butler: 1 Tashaun Gipson, Paul Posluszny: 1
PUNTING Pat McAfee: 49.3 Brad Nortman: 46.1
KICKING Adam Vinatieri: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG) Jason Myers: 18 (6/6 PAT; 4/6 FG)


COLTS: Play in London for 1st time…QB ANDREW LUCK has won past 5 starts vs. Jax. with 1,389 yards, 8 TDs & 2 INTs for 104.9 rating…RB FRANK GORE has rushed for 189 yards (94.5 per game) & 3 TDs in 2 games in London (with SF). Leads active players with 12,225 rush yards…WR T.Y. HILTON had GW 63-yard TD with 1:17 left last week & finished with 8 catches for 174 yards. Had 4 catches for 132 yards (33 avg.) in last meeting. Has 31 catches for 556 yards (111.2 per game) & TD (73 yards) in past 5 vs. Jax…DE ROBERT MATHIS had FR-TD in last meeting. Has 9 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in past 8 vs. Jax. Ranks 4th among active NFL players with 118 sacks. Is tied for 1st among active NFL players with 47 def. FFs. LB ERIK WALDEN had 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. LB D’QWELL JACKSON has 46 tackles, 3 sacks, FF & FR in past 4 meetings. CB DARIUS BUTLER has 3 INTs (2 TDs), 7 PD, 3 FRs & FF in 8 meetings… JAGUARS: Host game at Wembley for 4th season in row…QB BLAKE BORTLES threw 3 TD passes & had 114.6 rating in last meeting. Had 2 pass TDs in last game in London…RB T.J. YELDON rushed for career-best 115 yards with TD in last game at Wembley. Rushed for 105 yards vs. Ind. in 10/4/15 meeting. In only game in London (10/4/15 vs. Mia. with NYJ), RB CHRIS IVORY rushed for career-best 166 yards & TD…WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 2 TDs last week. Has 14 rec. TDs in past 15. WR ALLEN HURNS has 14 catches for 221 yards (110.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 vs. Ind. TE JULIUS THOMAS has 5 TDs in 3 games vs. Ind. Since 2013, has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE. PR-WR RASHAD GREENE had 73-yard PR-TD in last meeting…LB TELVIN SMITH had 26-yard INT-TD in last game at Wembley.

Jaguars LT Kelvin Beachum Cleared From NFL Concussion Protocol

 Kelvin Beachum

Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum has been cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

He is likely to play against AFC South rival Indianapolis in London on Sunday.

Beachum suffered a concussion in the third quarter of a loss at San Diego on Sept. 18. He was strapped to a backboard, carted off the field and taken to a hospital, where he stayed overnight for observation. He returned to Jacksonville the following day.

Beachum and center Brandon Linder (knee) missed last week’s game against Baltimore, forcing the Jaguars to shuffle their offensive line.

Jaguars Jalen Ramsey on Ravens Steve Smith – “I Don’t Respect Him as a Man”

Jalen Ramsey

Nearly 1,000 career receptions and being ranked in the top 10 of the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list cuts no weight with Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Mike DiRocco of reports.

Ramsey, the No. 5 pick of the 2016 NFL draft, and Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith got into an exchange on the field after Baltimore’s 19-17 victory on Sunday and had to be separated. Ramsey said he thinks Smith was upset because of the way Ramsey was covering him — and said he has no respect for the 37-year-old wide receiver.

“Ya’ll tell me who got in whose head,” Ramsey said. “He came up to me after the game, you feel me? Y’all tell me who got in whose head. He’s an old man acting like that.

“Ain’t nobody worried about him. He came up to me, you know what I’m saying, on some disrespectful stuff. The game’s over with. You still mad ’cause I was locking you up? All right, go sleep on that. I ain’t trying to hear that after the game.”

“It is what it is,” Ramsey said. “As a player, he’s still a good player. I’ll say that about him. But I don’t respect him as a man.”

Jaguars 0-3; Fall to Ravens at Home 19-17

Baltimore Ravens v Jacksonville Jaguars

Justin Tucker kicked a 54-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining, lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Tucker raised both arms in celebration as his fourth field goal of the day split the uprights with plenty of distance. The Ravens improved to 3-0 for the third time in franchise history and first since 2009.

The Jaguars fell to 0-3 for the third time in the last four years and surely will hear more talk about coach Gus Bradley’s job security. Bradley is now 12-39 in four seasons, the second-worst winning percentage of any NFL coach with at least 50 games.

Tucker also made kicks of 43, 42 and 37 yards.

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Ravens vs Jaguars NFL Week Three Inactives


CB Jerraud Powers, RB Kenneth Dixon, CB Will Davis, RB Javorius Allen, OLB Elvis Dumervil, G/C John Urschel, DT Willie Henry


OT Kelvin Beachum, C Brandon Linder, CB Prince Amukamara, DE Jared Odrick, QB Brandon Allen, DE Chris Smith, TE Ben Koyack

Ravens at Jaguars NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 2-2 Gus Bradley: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 25-20 at Cleveland L 38-14 at San Diego
LAST GAME 11/15/15: Jaguars 22 at Ravens 20. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles throws for 188 yards & 2 TDs. Jaguars K Jason Myers kicks GW 53-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/11: Jaguars 12, Ravens 7. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 105 yards. K Josh Scobee converts all 4 FG attempts, including 54-yarder.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Bal), 93 (Jax). XM: 380 (Bal), 228 (Jax).


PASSING Joe Flacco: 47-78-560-3-2-84.3 Blake Bortles: 55-89-649-3-3-81.2
RUSHING Justin Forsett: 24-78-3.3-0 T.J. Yeldon: 28-67-2.4-1
RECEIVING Dennis Pitta (TE): 12-141-11.8-0 T.J. Yeldon (RB): 12-40-3.3-0
OFFENSE 345.0 368.0
DEFENSE 273.5 325.5
SACKS Timmy Jernigan: 2 Dante Fowler: 2
INTs C.J. Mosley, Eric Weddle: 1
PUNTING Sam Koch: 44.8 Brad Nortman: 50.7
KICKING Justin Tucker: 18 (3/3 PAT; 5/5 FG) Jason Myers: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/4 FG)


RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO passed for 316 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Passed for 302 yards last week, his 27th career 300-yard game…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 4,967 career scrimmage yards & needs 33 to reach 5,000…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 14,015 career rec. yards & passed HOFer JAMES LOFTON for 10th in NFL history. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. WR MIKE WALLACE had 2 TDs last week & has 3 rec. TDs in 1st 2 games with Bal. All 7 catches in 2016 have resulted in TD or 1st down. TE DENNIS PITTA had 9 catches for 102 yards in Week 2, his 2nd career 100-yard game. TEs MAXX WILLIAMS & CROCKETT GILLMORE each had TD in last meeting…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks, 2 FRs & FF in 4 meetings. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3.5 sacks in past 2 vs. Jax. Is franchise leader with 107.5 sacks. S ERIC WEDDLE had INT in Week 2. LB C.J. MOSLEY had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & INT last week…JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 2 TDs in last year’s win vs. Bal. Has 43 completions of 25+ yards since 2015, most in NFL. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 320+ pass yards…RB T.J. YELDON had career-high 8 catches last week. Ties for lead among NFL RBs with 12 catches in 2016. When RB CHRIS IVORY has 18+ carries, his teams are 13-2 (.867). In those 15 games, has rushed for 1,551 yards (103.4 per game) & 12 TDs…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 20 catches of 25+ yards since 2015, tied for most in NFL. Has 12 rec. TDs in past 14. Has 7 TDs in past 8 at home. WR ALLEN HURNS had TD in last meeting. TE JULIUS THOMAS had 5 catches for 110 yards & 2 TDs in 9/5/13 game vs. Bal. (with Den.). Since 2013, has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE…CB DAVON HOUSE had 2 INTs & 4 PD in last game vs. Bal. DE DANTE FOWLER, JR. had 1st 2 career sacks last week. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY had 10 tackles in last meeting. DT ARBY JONES had sack & FF in last game vs. Bal.

Jaguars Start 0-2; Slammed in San Diego by Chargers 38-14

Jacksonville Jaguars v San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers couldn’t help but saying it in the locker room at halftime.

“It’s kind of funny, isn’t it, up 21 again.”

Unlike a week earlier, the San Diego Chargers didn’t turn a three-touchdown lead into a soul-crushing loss. They added on, beating the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars 38-14 Sunday.

Rivers matched his career high with four touchdown passes, including two to Travis Benjamin, and Melvin Gordon ran for one score and had his first 100-yard game.

The Chargers (1-1) bounced back from their stunning loss at Kansas City, when they blew a 21-point third-quarter lead and fell 33-27 in overtime.

“It was huge. I’m glad it happened again right away,” Rivers said. “It was good for us mentally to get that put to bed that in the sense, `When we’re up 21, guys, we’re going to win,’ instead of that, `Oh, we’re hanging on.’ ”

The Jaguars started 0-2 for the fourth time in five seasons. They crossed midfield only six times and committed three turnovers.

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