Turnovers Doom Jaguars In Loss To Chiefs – Sports Talk Florida
The Jacksonville Jaguars Make A Late Comeback Bid, But Fall 19-14 To The Kansas City Chiefs
The Nathaniel Hackett era started in Jacksonville, but the results were all too familiar. Besides the score, there were some positives, however. Jacksonville had their most balanced game in terms of run to pass ratio in quite some time, 32 to 41, and the result was successful in terms of yardage. The Jaguars offense had 449 net yards on the day, usually enough to secure a victory with a solid defensive performance backing them.
With Spencer Ware and Alex Smith sitting this one out, and Jeremy Maclin leaving this contest during the first drive, the door was open for the defense to step up. They did just that, as they only gave up 231 net yards in the game, and holding the Chiefs offense to just a 7%(1-14) conversion rate on 3rd down. The defense played quite well, besides generating no turnovers.
The ground game, led by Chris Ivory, had the breakout performance the Jaguars have been waiting for all season. Ivory had 107 yards on the ground, and the Jaguars as a team gained 205 yards on the ground.
On another positive note, Blake Bortles found Allen Robinson with a one yard touchdown pass with two seconds left to go in the first half. This was the first time all season the Jaguars scored first half points on the road.
The Jaguars committed five penalties in the game for 46 yards. This ties for the least amount of penalties they have had in a game (Five against Chicago). The 46 penalty yards against them were the lowest of the 2016 campaign.
So where is the issue you may ask? Turnovers were crucial. The Jags put the ball on the ground three