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Jaguars lead the league in second half shutouts over past two seasons

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Since Gus Bradley took over as head coach, the Jaguars offense has been shut out in the second half in seven of his 29 career games. That's second to San Francisco, Washington, and both teams from New York, who have five a piece.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been through a rough patch these nearly two full seasons. Both sides of the ball have seen complete overhauls and lots of challenges. But while the defense is playing at a respectable level, the offense hasn't been able to get things going.

Case in point: Last Sunday, the Jaguars led the Houston Texans at halftime by a score of 13-10. After halftime, however, the offense lost its way and failed to score any points. How often does that happen?

More than anyone else.

A tweet today caught my attention and forced me to verify if it was real. "It couldn't be," I thought to myself. Oh, it most certainly was.

But how does that compare with other teams around the league? It doesn't. We're way ahead of the pack in a bad way.

Team 2013 2014 Total
Arizona Cardinals 1 2 3
Atlanta Falcons 3 1 4
Baltimore Ravens 1 0 1
Buffalo Bills 0 0 0
Carolina Panthers 3 0 3
Chicago Bears 0 1 1
Cincinnati Bengals 1 1 2
Cleveland Browns 2 2 4
Dallas Cowboys 1 0 1
Denver Broncos 0 1 1
Detroit Lions 1 2 3
Green Bay Packers 1 1 2
Houston Texans 2 0 2
Indianapolis Colts 0 0 0
Kansas City Chiefs 1 1 1
Miami Dolphins 4 0 4
Minnesota Vikings 1 1 2
New England Patriots 1 1 2
New Orleans Saints 1 0 1
New York Giants 3 2 5
New York Jets 2 3 5
Oakland Raiders 3 1 4
Philadelphia Eagles 0 1 1
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 0 1
St. Louis Rams 0 2 2
San Diego Chargers 0 2 2
San Francisco 49ers 2 3 5
Seattle Seahawks 0 0 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 0 3
Tennessee Titans 0 2 2
Washington 3 2 5
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 4 7

Gus Bradley is a defensive-minded coach, and we knew that going in. He was delayed a year in having his franchise quarterback on his roster, and that's fine. Jedd Fisch is a rookie offensive coordinator in the NFL, sure. The rebuild completely new team they had to assemble would be tough going for a while, great.

But being shutout in one out of every four second halves you play isn't okay, and this trend can't continue into Year 3 of this regime. It just can't.