By Jay Johnson
The Jacksonville Jaguars took their first loss of the second quarter after falling to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, and it what a humbling loss it was for the team. After rewatching the film, we’ve listed our three biggest takeaways from Week 5’s game between the league’s best scoring offense and its best defense:
Simply put, the Jags played an offense that is loaded with talent and one that nobody in the league knows how to slow down at the moment. That said, heading into Sunday’s game we knew a shootout was the wrong approach to take with Andy Reid’s unit, and that is what offensive coordinator Nate Hackett found himself participating in. By the end of the game, Blake Bortles had a total of 61 passing attempts, which is certainly something you don’t want from a quarterback with high turnover tendencies.
In Hackett’s defense, he’s been great with game planning for an unpredictable signal-caller, but Sunday’s game was a questionable day. With T.J. Yeldon having a solid day on the ground (with a 5.3 average) and the Jags’ defense seeing way too much time on the field, Hackett probably should’ve depended more on the run game to control the tempo. That in return would’ve removed Bortles’ typical mistakes from the equation and helped the defense collect itself as it was clear they were fatigued in the second...