Plenty of Mistakes But Packers Still Get the Victory
One of the more surprising aspects of Sunday's game was the offensively challenged Jaguars, as in last in the league, hitting big plays against the Packers.
Plays like a 36 yard pass to Justin Blackmon in the first quarter. On it, Jarron Mc Millian just got beat.
Blaine Gabbert also had a 35 yarder to Chris Shorts in quarter two. The problem there was Casey Hayward and Tramon Williams covering the same guy, with nobody on Shorts. Ironically enough, the same thing happened on the other side of the field between Mc Millian and Davon House. Gabbert had his choice of wide open receivers.
IN the fourth quarter, Shorts was also wide open for a 24 yard reception. This time House played it like there was help waiting deep. It wasn't and Morgan Burnett didn't arrive until after the 24 yard fact.
Overall, it was a rather listless offensive performance, and setting that tone was a running game that averaged just two and a half yards per carry. I wish i could point to one thing that needs fixing but the tape showed it was a team effort. Alex Green missed some cuts and at times, he just needs to plant his foot and go. The O-line is guilty of not giving him a lot of options and when the tight ends play lead blocker, they've to run through linebackers, not to them.
Bottom line, the 24-15 victory wasn't much for style, but it is another skin on the wall that nobody can take back. And when they add them all up at the end of the season, that's all that matters.