Jaguar looks to bury West Coast woes with a trip to counter chargers

Jacksonville, Florida. Jaguars are looking to drop two streaks on Sunday.

They haven’t won back-to-back games since the middle of the 2019 season, nor have they played well on the West Coast ever. Jaguars can bury both on a Sunday afternoon when they visit the shipper at 4:05 p.m.

A win would put the Jaguars above 0.500 for the first time since the first week of the 2020 season. They won their opening game that year and lost their next 15 matches. They haven’t been able to win back-to-back matches – an actual winning streak – since beating the Bengals and Jets on October 20 and 27, 2019.

More looming is Jacksonville’s historically incompetent performance on the West Coast.

The Jaguars played 18 games on the West Coast and did not perform well in those games. They enter the Los Angeles showdown with a 3-15 record in the Pacific time zone. There is also the unknown about what the Jaguar midfielder will face. Chargers writer Justin Herbert suffered a torn meniscus last week and his condition is still up in the air. If Herbert can’t go, he’ll face Jaguar Chase Daniel.

Doug Pederson, coach, said that if Herbert plays, his injury doesn’t change the intensity that the Jaguar needs.

“We have to focus on our work and focus on the details of the defense and every week we try to get hits in the middle. That’s part of the game,” Pedersen said. “I don’t think you try your best to do anything because that happens when you get hit, when you try to do something or Taking things into your hands that way.”

The Jaguars (1-1) are coming off their first close since the 2018 season, a 24-0 blast from the Colts. They picked quarterback Matt Ryan three times in that match and have now forced six turnovers in two weeks. They had only nine in 17 games last year. That performance was significant, but Pederson refocused on how important it was going forward.

It’s what then, what now, so it doesn’t matter what you did in the past,” Pederson said. “Win or lose, what will you do now with this information? How will you improve as a football team and progress? You cannot live in the past. History is history, you learn from it, but you move forward.”

Some of the major contributors to Jaguars are learning and they are learning.

Jacksonville has eight players in the starting lineup with three or less years of experience. Three starters (Luke Fortner, Devin Lloyd and Travon Walker) start. While Fortner struggled in positions, these three did well collectively. Walker, ranked #1 overall, had a sack and an interception in his first game. Lloyd made his first pick of his career and was the highest-rated Rookie of Pro Football Focus in Week 2. Pederson said that while the Jaguars may be young in positions, this youth doesn’t mean much once the games start.

“Not really, because frankly, you have to grow up fast in this league. Things go fast. Games happen. Here we are again getting ready to leave tomorrow, and we’ll be right back in the game.” “These guys don’t have time to be young, and they are growing up right in front of us.”

One thing the Jaguars hope to take away from the Indy game is protecting quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville has faced two very strong defensive fronts and will face the Chargers again. Jacksonville was able to negate some of that pressure on Lawrence last week with quick reaction and throws from Lawrence.

“He’s going to have to play the whole game that way, honestly. It’s a good introduction and good pressure. They can press with their backers inside and really put players in the lap of a midfielder, so we have to be smart about that. We have to understand it. Our attacking line is ready to go. Two good days so far, and it will be fun to watch them play.

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