Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars: Upon Further Review

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars: Upon Further Review

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

A look at five key plays from the Jaguars' 13-6 win at Houston.


Situation: Third-and-4 from the Jaguars' 41-yard line on the game's opening series. Personnel: Four receivers and one tight end. Pass rush: Five vs. six blockers. Sanders lined up inside Kerry Taylor on the left side of the formation. At the snap, Sanders darted outside to give the impression he was running a short, sideline route. But he quickly changed directions to run a quick slant toward the middle of the field. Texans cornerback Brandon Harris was literally turned around, allowing Sanders to create separation. Chad Henne threw the pass in 2.31 seconds, (Left guard Will Rackley contained J.J. Watt). Sanders caught it at the 44 and had 48 yards after the catch. Running back Justin Forsett provided a downfield block. The Jaguars capped the drive with a touchdown.


Situation: First-and-10 from the Jaguars' 15-yard line. Personnel: Two receivers, two backs and one tight end. One of the best-blocked plays of the year for the Jaguars resulted in their longest running play of the season. How good was the blocking? Fullback/lede blocker Will Ta'ufo'ou didn't have to make contact with a player until he was 20 yards downfield. The well-executed plays - Marcedes Lewis (kick out on Bryan Braman), left tackle Cam Bradfield (second-level on Daryl Sharpton) and Rackley (Watt was on the ground) on the front-side and center Brad Meester (on Earl Mitchell) right guard Uche Nwaneri (second-level on Joe Mays) and right tackle Austin Pasztor (cut block of Antonio Smith) on the back-side of the play.


Situation: First-and-10 for the Texans at their 20-yard line. Personnel: Two receivers, two tight ends and one running back. Pass rush: Four vs. five blockers. Guy, the Jaguars' safety who played 19 snaps Sunday, was playing deep middle of the field. Starting wide left, Johnson ran a deep in route against cornerback Alan Ball. …

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