Jaguars win 20-7.
- Marcus Mariota: 22/39, 282 yards + 6 carries, 34 yards
- Derrick Henry: 17 carries, 44 yards, 1 TD + 2 targets, 1 reception, 2 yards
- Dion Lewis: 3 carries, 13 yards + 1 target, 1 reception, 7 yards
- Tajae Sharpe: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 70 yards
- Adam Humphries: 9 targets, 6 receptions, 93 yards
- Corey Davis: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 44 yards
- A.J. Brown: 5 targets, 1 reception, 4 yards
- Jonnu Smith: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 20 yards
- Delanie Walker: 9 targets, 7 receptions, 64 yards
Mariota has been sacked 17 times through 3 weeks. That is the most for any QB through 3 weeks this season.. and every season since 2002. Their pass protection is bad, but Mariota makes it worse than it is. Arthur Smith has not been calling plays to help out his QB, Mariota. I think Mariota needs more quick-throws and designed bootlegs. Derrick Henry dropped a screen pass that was wide open. Humphries and Walker looked solid. Throw the ball to Dion Lewis more. Give Mariota easier throws. Do what the Bears did against the Redskins this week. Make it easy on the QB, Arthur. I don’t believe in Mariota, but his OC has to help him out. Tennessee’s defense is above average and plays solid. Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler, and Jayon Brown are all good.. They just need some help from their offense.
- Gardner Minshew II: 20/30, 204, 2 TD + 4 carries, 18 yards
- Leonard Fournette: 15 carries, 66 yards + 8 targets, 6 receptions, 26 yards
- Dede Westbrook: 9 targets, 5 receptions, 46 yards
- DJ Chark Jr.: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 76 yards, 1 TD
- James O’Shaughnessy: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 18 yards, 1 TD
- Chris Conley: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 30 yards
Gardner Minshew II is the 2nd Jaguars QB to throw a TD in each of his first 3 games for the team (B. Leftwich). As a result of Minshew playing so well, D.J. Chark Jr. has the most receiving yards through 3 weeks of the season for the Jags since Keenan McCardell had 284 yards in 2000. Fournette has the volume of a great running-back, but he is struggling against stacked boxes. Minshew should help him with that in future weeks. Dj Chark seems to have overtaken Dede Westbrook as the WR1 in Jacksonville. The Jaguars defense is still dominant at times. Campell and Ramsey have played great over the past two weeks, but will they keep Ramsey? Tajae Sharpe had a ridiculous long catch on Ramsey that Mariota under-threw and Ramsey tipped.. but if you take that away, Ramsey’s stats look amazing again. I don’t think Ramsey likes head coach Doug Marrone, but the Jaguars should pay him or trade him soon.