NFL Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars Defense Stumps Ravens

The foot of Josh Scobee was all the offense the Jaguars needed en route to a shocking 12-7 victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.

The Jaguars defense kept the Ravens offense in check, limiting the Ravens offense to only 146 total yards. The performance is even more impressive when you factor in that 90 of those yards came on a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter. Even more impressive is the fact that 11 of the Ravens 13 offensive drives ended in three and outs or turnovers.

Simply put, the Jaguars defense was excellent on Monday night.

The offense continued to struggle, however. The biggest problem for the Jaguars offense continues to be their ability to score from point blank range. Twice the Jaguars had the ball inside the Ravens five-yard line, but could only manage to put three points on the scoreboard.

The bright spot for the offense was their ability to move the ball on the ground against a stout Ravens defense. The 132 yards the Jaguars accumulated on the ground allowed them to keep the chains moving  and allowed them to keep the ball for over 36 minutes.

In the end, the Jaguars stopped their five game losing streak and have some momentum going into next week’s important division game against the Houston Texans. If the Jaguars can beat the Texans next week, they will head into their bye week only a game down in the mediocre AFC South.