SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 19: Qjuarterback David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 19 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
This is a Comcast sponsored post. Each week we will be analyzing the Jaguars' performance in the red zone.
After two games the Jaguars have found the red zone three times. Of those three, two came within the last 7 minutes of the game against the Chargers with Luke McCown at the helm of the offense. The only other red zone appearance came at the start of the second half against the Broncos which culminated in a 10 yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis.
The only thing saving this inability to drive into the opposing territory from being worrisome has been the fact that the Jaguars have scored touchdowns from 21 and 24 yards. What hasn't been worrisome has been the performance in the few times the Jaguars managed to get within the 20 yard line. In the 3 trips, 2 resulted in touchdowns with one resulting in a turnover on a downs.
If anyone remembers Jonathan's weekly red zone analysis from last year you probably wont be disappointed by those numbers. Against the 49ers last year, the Jaguars had 4 trips to the red zone and came away with 3 points. It was just one game in a season that saw too many turnovers in the red zone.
Right now it's too early to say that the Jaguars have solved their red zone woes or still have problems. What does need to happen, though, is more drives into the red zone.