Jaguars: What We Learned Against New York

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The Jaguars moved over .500 for the first time this season with their last second, 24-22 victory over the New York Jets. Let's see how our keys to victory played out.


Three most important things for the Jaguars on defense:

1. Stop the run.  The Jaguars held the best rushing attack in the NFL to just 110 yards on 29 carries.  Nice job up front.

2. Pressure Sanchez.  Although the Jags didn't register a sack, the front four caused Sanchez to move around and be uncomfortable which caused mistakes.

3. No big plays for Edwards.  Braylon Edwards caught three passes for 79 yards and wasn't a game changer.  Nice job by Rashean Mathis.

Three most important things for the Jaguars on offense:

1. Pick up the blitz.  There was only one play which the Jets blitzed and the Jags line and running backs didn't pick it up.  Offensive line was superb.

2. Get MJD touches.  Jones-Drew got the ball plenty in the first half and dominated the game.  They went away from him in the second half and they didn't record a first down until the final drive.

3. Don't be afraid to attack.  There were big plays to be had against the Jets defense and Marcedes Lewis and Mike Sims-Walker made them. 

What to look for:

1. Look for four combined turnovers.  There were exactly four turnovers, three of which were committed by the Jets.

2. Look for the winner of the Thomas Jones/Maurice Jones-Drew matchup to determine the outcome of the game.  MJD had 24 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown.  Jones finished with 77 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.  Advantage:  Jaguars.

3. Look for a TD by MSW.  Mike Sims-Walker didn't disappoint as he caught a 31-yard touchdown as he broke several tackles along the way. 

4. Look for four or more dropped passes.  Dustin Keller and Braylon Edwards supplied plenty of drops for the Jets.

5. Look for the Jets to move above .500.  Did I say the Jets, I meant the Jaguars. 

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