Jaguars Week four Player of the Week: DJ Chark
Even with the loss on Sunday, the Jaguars are generating some noise in the most current FanSided.com NFL Energy Poll.
The Jacksonville Jaguars may well have suffered an additional loss on Sunday, but it did not stop them from moving up in Russell Baxter’s most current NFL energy poll on FanSided.com.
The Jaguars jump two spots to 21st in the rankings, two spots ahead of exactly where they had been final week.
The Jaguars looked greater on offense, scoring 27 points – their highest of the season – but it did not assist the defense that surrendered 285 yards on the ground to the Carolina Panthers in a 34-27 loss. Christian McCaffrey proved to be a a single-man wrecking crew by scoring 3 touchdowns, two by means of the run and a single on a pass play.
The two-three record for the black and teal is an indication that the defense should play greater moving forward. But if you study Baxter’s comments, you see he likes what the offense has to give and thinks the group will strengthen as the season progresses.
“This has turned into fairly the thrilling club and if [Jaguars Head Coach Doug] Marrone can get his run defense figured out (a issue location for extra than a handful of seasons) the group could be even extra of a issue when it comes to faring properly against the league’s greater teams. The Jaguars’ offense is a single of the league’s extra pleasant surprises,” Baxter presents.
Gardner Minshew as soon as once more proved to be the “Little Engine That Could,” throwing for 374 yards and two touchdowns without the need of an interception. His kryptonite was holding onto the football he lost 3 fumbles. The operating game didn’t have its ideal work, but Leonard Fournette did eclipse the 100-yard mark for the second week in a row and he continues to lead the AFC in rushing yards with 512 yards. He also scored his 1st touchdown rushing this season on Sunday.
“Doug Marrone’s group has rebounded smartly just after a -two begin, handling the Titans and rallying to beat the Broncos at Denver, respectively,” Baxter wrote. “The Jaguars had been on the road for a second straight week as they took on a Carolina Panthers’ group that also evened its record just after dropping its 1st two games.”
The march toward the postseason does not get any much easier for the Jaguars this coming weekend as they host the New Orleans Saints. When McCaffrey supplied a large challenge to the defense with his dual-threat offense, the exact same can be mentioned for Alvin Kamara who is employed in the passing game normally and really should be the featured back for the going to group.