Porous D abounds: Lions-Jaguars could be high-scoring affair
The Lions (1-3) rank last in the league in rushing yards allowed, giving up more than 170 yards a game. The Jaguars (1-4) are near the bottom of every major defensive category, including 30th in total yards and last in yards per play. The teams are among a group of seven allowing more than 400 yards and about 30 points a game. So when they meet in Jacksonville on Sunday for the first time in eight years, it should be an ideal matchup for a high-scoring affair. “There’s a lot of respect for him in our building and from us as a coaching staff," Wash said.
Mixon's 3 TDs pace Bengals in 33-25 win over Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Jordan Evans (50) celebrates late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25. After linebacker Jordan Evans intercepted a tipped Gardner Minshew pass, the Bengals started on Jacksonville’s 40 and got nowhere, Burrow overthrowing an open A.J. The Jags added a field goal with 8 seconds left, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. He missed a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter but converted on four others, including a 50-yarder in the second half.
Marrone wants Jaguars to refocus after uneven start to season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – No doubt that the Jaguars have had a challenging and erratic start to the season. Doug Marrone is trying to bring things back to the basics and help players refocus. What was a solid 1-1 start had spiraled into what fans had probably expected to see from the Jaguars (1-2) this season. And among the heavy rookie presence on the Jaguars, undrafted free agent running back James Robinson has had quite the start. When the games came and Marrone saw that Robinson could pass protect and contribute offensively, he was impressed.
Jaguars waive Columbia grad Jernigan, sign kicker Hauschka
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars made a flurry of moves on Monday, including the release of former Lake City Columbia High star Timmy Jernigan and signing kicker Steven Hauschka. The roster activity picked up four days after the Jaguars were embarrassed on national television by the Dolphins, 33-13. The bigger news of the day was cutting Jernigan, a defensive tackle, who signed with the Jaguars last month. The Jaguars also touched up their kicking situation, releasing Brandon Wright and signing Steven Hauschka. Jacksonville signed kicker Aldrick Rosas and offensive lineman Jared Hilbers to the practice squad.
Injuries hurting Jaguars: Kicker Lambo goes to IR; knee injury shelves Linder
Kicker Josh Lambo will miss Thursday night’s primetime game against the Dolphins and will be placed on injured reserve with a hip injury. Lambo will miss at least three weeks due to the injury designation. Starting center Brandon Linder will also miss the Miami game, coach Doug Marrone said on Wednesday. At TIAA Bank Field, Lambo has been automatic. He is 74 for 78 in his career with the Jaguars, including a career-long of 57 yards in 2018.