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(Quick Note: You may remember the Dr.FSBA segments I've done before, and I decided this was a good time to revive it. Was too lazy to change it with with screen name change.)
I've was sitting here and just shaking my head as I heard Brian Sexton say Maurice Jones-Drew was stuffed at the one yard line. If there has been one constant for the Jaguars this season, it's that you can never count on them to actually score once they get inside the 20 yard line.
But you know what, it's all going to be ok. Statistically, the Jaguars have no where to go but up at this point in the red zone efficiency department. I was struggling to find a good metaphor for this situation until I think I came across one that sums up the Jaguars ability to not score in the red zone.
It's like a fun game of Russian roulette every time the Jaguars end up in the red zone, but using rules that would make The Deer Hunter seem weak.
In your standard game of Russian roulette, as seen on TV, 1 out of 6 bullets are loaded into a revolver and spun. Assuming after each try the chamber is respun, each participant has a 16.67% chance of "winning".
On the other hand, your Jaguars want to live life on the brink. They have have had 12 red zone possessions result in no points in 39 total trips, or 31% of the time. Moral of the story, if you ever need to bet on surviving a game of Russian Roulette or the Jaguars not scoring in the red zone, just make sure the revolver isn't fixed.
On a positive note, the Jaguars for once didn't have the most face palm worthy moment in the red zone this week. That of course goes to the Houston Texans decision to throw a half back pass on a First and Goal from the 4. Our comrades at Battle Red Blog know all too well what this feels like.
If the Jaguars do end up making the playoffs, I think BCC needs to send Chris Brown a thank you letter for his efforts. His fumble at the one in Week 3 and the pass play are the two reasons the Jaguars are 7-5 and the Texans are 5-7, and not the other way around.