JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three quick notes from the Jaguars 24-21 loss to the Houston Texans:
Starting fast was a point of emphasis for the Jaguars this offseason. However, nine games into the season the Jaguars offense has yet to generate points on its opening drive.
INT, punt, punt, punt, punt, INT, punt, punt, INT for TD is what the Jaguars have to show for their opening offensive drive in games this season.
It’s hard to win in the NFL you’re constantly playing from behind. Blake Bortles had no business throwing the pass that resulted in a pick-six for Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson.
*Jaguars made a late comeback against Houston but it wasn't enough. If the Jaguars could get off to better starts, they wouldn't constantly be left scrambling at the end of games.
In his first season on the field, Dante Fowler has hurt the Jaguars more than he has helped them. Fowler entered Sunday tied for the third most penalties in the NFL. Gus Bradley said that they’ve spoken to Fowler about playing smarter. Those words fell on deaf ears because just before the end of the first half, Fowler committed yet another personal foul. This one was a late hit on Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler. Luckily for the Jaguars, the penalty didn’t cost them points.
The Bank is closed:
The Jaguars are still in search of their first win at EverBank Field this season (0-4). Under Gus Bradley, the Jaguars are just 7-18 playing in Jacksonville.