The struggles of the Jacksonville Jaguars at home over the past two years have become a very troubling trend.
Just one week after delivering a valiant performance on the road against the heavily favored Denver Broncos, the Jaguars returned home and laid an egg at home in a 24-6 loss to the San Diego Chargers. The Jaguars have now scored an embarrassing 11 points in three home games this season and looked every bit the part of a team preparing to pick first overall in next year’s draft.
The usually upbeat Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley couldn’t even find positive words following the poor performance.
“We talk about playing with toughness … effort … enthusiasm and playing smart and I don’t think we did any one of those four today and that’s what is disappointing,” Bradley said.
A week after holding Peyton Manning and the high powered Broncos offense to their worst game of the season, the Jaguars defense couldn’t get off the field against Phillip Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday. Once again it was way to easy for the opposing offense to chew up yards on the ground against the Jaguars defense.
On the other said of the ball, the Jaguars continue to rack up meaningless yards as the team continues to fail to put points up on the board. Quarterback Chad Henne has put up 300-yard of passing in his last two starts, but the team has scored only one offensive touchdown over those two games. Sure the stats look good, but the only stat that really matters is points scored.
Nobody expected great things from the Jaguars this year, but asking the team to play decent football at home really isn’t asking that much.
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