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Observations from Week 3 loss vs the New England Patriots

Observations and musings from the bloodbath that was Week 3 of the Jaguars regular season.

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1) No positives to take away.

Jaguars defense was abysmal, giving up a score on every possession. The offense wasn't much better, with no run game, no rhythm, several missed opportunities early in the game, and a back-breaking INT before the half. Add in all the extra injuries and this was probably the worst Sunday of the Bradley era.

2) The injuries.

Truthfully, the result of this game doesn't bother me much, I didn't expect it to be this bad but didn't think It'd be close either. What does bother me is a number of injuries the Jags have entering a game that is pretty important vs the Colts.

Jaguars injured:

2 LTs (Joeckel, Wells)

3 WRs (Lee, Greene, Benn)

1 RB (Denard)

1 TE, who is their best player on O. (Thomas)

4 DL (Fowler, Branch, Marks, Hood)

5 DBs (Cyp, Evans, House, Gratz, Sergio)

That is 16 players out of 53. 30% of the 53 man roster (Benn, Wells, Fowler, Hood would have been on the team).

The Jaguars have hard enough times winning games when they have been at full strength. Now over a quarter of their roster is hurt, and those are just the injuries we know about.

3) Blake took a step back.

I didn't think Blake was awful, but the INT he threw before halftime looked way too much like 2014 Bortles. He never really looked in control of the game and there was too many head scratching moments. Discouraging after a strong game last week.

4) Where was the run game?

The Patriots came into this game with one of the NFL's worst run defenses over the first 2 weeks but stuffed the Jaguars time and time again. Beadles and Wiz have shown to be big liabilities as run blockers all 3 weeks. I think Wiz's job is safe because of his pass pro ability, but Cann should take over for Beadles by midseason at this pace.

5) I'm not sure what Bradley can do.

Entering the Colts game, I am really not sure what Bradley can do to right the ship. I think injuries have crippled this team and it just keeps getting worse each week. Bradley looks baffled each time he is shown on the sideline, and I can't blame him.

Weekly superlatives

Offensive Player of the Week: Nobody. Nobody on O stood out.

Defensive Player of the Week: Telvin. Has improved each game, turning into a great run defender.

Best Play: Not many to pick out. Instead, let's think about the 3-4 almost TDs on one first half drive alone.

Rookie of the Week: No rookie made a largely positive impact.

Hanxed It Award: Marqise Lee. I can't blame him for what his body does, but this is getting ridiculous

Stat of the week: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NE 51-10 -- most points allowed <a href="">#Jaguars</a> history.&#10;&#10;Enough said.</p>&mdash; Ryan O&#39;Halloran (@ryanohalloran) <a href="">September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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