Jaguars Top Five Defensive Plays

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers dumps a pass under pressure from defensive tackle Terrance Knighton #96 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Monday Night Football game December 5, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars defense has been ravaged by injuries this season and that came to head on Monday Night Football against the San Diego Chargers. The defense gave up their most yards of the season and the most points of the season against the Chargers. That doesn't mean they were without some good defensive plays, however.

  • While it wound up being a good play for the offense, both linebackers Daryl Smith and Paul Posluszny nearly picked off Philip Rivers early in the game.
  • In his first game back, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton cause what should have been ruled an intentional grounding on Philip Rivers, shooting through the line.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith blew up a screen play, causing a loss of yardage.
  • Rookie safety Chris Prosinski came up in the box and stopped running back Mike Tolbert in his tracks.
  • The ease at which the Chargers offense moved the ball against the Jaguars "replacement" corners, magnifying the loss of Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox.

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