Second-year quarterback Blake Bortles threw for five touchdowns against a divisional rival on Sunday. On the same day, wide receiver Allen Robinson put together the best game of his young career, catching three of Blake's five touchdowns and passing the 1000-yard receiving mark on the season.
The Jaguars, somehow, still found a way to lose this game.
And while the latter headline became the dominating narrative on the Monday after the game, the Jaguars visible redzone improvement was undoubtably the second-most dominating storyline.
A week after struggling mightily to break down the redzone barrier at home against the Chargers, the Jaguars went 6 for 6 in the redzone against the Titians. The offense scored 39 points -- a total that would have matched the Titans' 42 if kicker Jason Myers didn't miss two extra points and the Jaguars didn't go for two in the second quarter (they failed to convert).
The Jaguars' young offense was constantly knocking on the door. When they arrived at the door step, Blake Bortles and his receivers took advantage of the opportunity by spreading and executing -- something offensive coordinator Greg Olson probably had marked as a point of emphasis during the week of preparations.
Allen Robinson caught the majority of Blake's touchdowns, consistently finding a way to separate himself from defenders and hit his steps in rhythm. Meanwhile, Bortles appeared confident and quick with his decision making as he continued to feed Robinson the ball.
Robinson's first points of the day came in the third quarter. The Jaguars, sitting at the one-yard line, had already punched the ball in from a similar distance a quarter before this. On this occasion, however, Greg Olson spread his offense five-wide in an effort to open up the field. The routes are drawn out below.
Allen Robinson's route (red) is going to bring him across the middle of the endzone. Titans safety Michael Griffin sits on the line of scrimmage as he threatens to blitz. This leaves the Titans in man coverage across the board.
At the snap, Griffin (orange) is gifted with a free rush at the quarterback. Bortles immediately runs for his life as he tries to evade. Allen Robinson has actually already beat his man to the inside, but Bortles is in no position to sling the ball. This play has turned into a scramble drill.
As Bortles sprints out to the right, Robinson turns and breaks back towards his quarterback.
From the endzone angle, you can see Robinson positioning himself in front of his defender. Blake does his best to turn his hips and throw while running full speed -- one of his core strengths as a passer, if we're being honest.
Robinson wins the position battle and secures the ball while boxing out his defender. Touchdown.
A quarter later, the Jaguars were knocking on the door again. In the play below, Robinson and Marqise Lee are the only route runners.
The Jaguars deploy two tight ends to the left, forcing the Titans to push towards the line of scrimmage. Bortles sets his line and backfield to max protect, leaving Lee and Robinson as the only receiving options on the pass play.
At the snap, the line slides and Bortles rolls out to the right. Blake is once again pressured by a Titan who has broken free. Robinson pushes into the endzone, pushing the defense high in the process.
Blake steps up and delivers an absolute strike as Robinson breaks towards the open side of the field.
Robinson collects his second touchdown of the day.
Robinson's third touchdown catch is my personal favorite. Last year, one of the biggest issues associated with the Jaguars offense was a core of young receivers who couldn't consistently separate themselves from defenders. This season, Allen Robinson has taken a big step away from this criticism.
The Titans show cover zero. Windows are small in a situation such as this, meaning the receivers have to create for themselves in order to win the quarterback's attention.
Allen Robinson shoots into the endzone, stepping hard to the right at the top of his route. This twists the hips of his defender in the same direction.
Then, Robinson breaks towards the middle of the endzone. Blake Bortles zips the ball as soon as Robinson opens up.
Allen Robinson collects his third TD catch of the day on a beautiful move -- a move that paralyzed Titans' defensive back Perrish Cox.
In a season filled with disappointing losses and empty optimism, Allen Robinson's progression as an NFL player is far from a moral victory. At 22 years old, Robinson has already asserted himself as one of the best wide receivers in the league. That's not an exaggeration -- and he's only getting better.
In only his second year in the league, Robinson has built a versatile game that allows him to put up some huge numbers with his young gunslinger-quarterback. Franchise offensive records have already been smashed this season, and there's still four games left.
It will be these four games that tell us what we want to know about the Jaguars young offensive core moving forward. Can the offense continue to uncover redzone success?