The Jacksonville Jaguars gave up three sacks to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and when you break it down only two of those were on the offensive line. What’s even better is the running lanes were as wide as they have been since the preseason and the Jaguars gave up zero sacks in the most important stretch of the game — from the middle of the third quarter through the end of the game.
So who was responsible for each sack on Sunday?
Sack #1: 1st-and-10 at IND 25, 0:24 left in 2Q
It’s pretty obvious that right guard A.J. Cann gets worked by Zach Kerr here. Cann is left grasping at air and Bortles is flushed inside and straight into another Colts interior defensive lineman.
Final verdict: A.J. Cann
Sack #2: 2nd-and-9 at JAX 25, 8:31 left in 3Q
Kelvin Beachum allowed two pressures on the same play.
Final verdict: Kelvin Beachum
Sack #3: 2nd-and-14 at JAX 50, 6:06 left in 3Q
I honestly can’t tell if Neal Sterling just had a bad first bump going into his quick catch or if Blake Bortles didn’t release it in time. With Bortles looking away from Sterling in his initial read of the field, I’m just going to assume Sterling was not the primary target and that the second-year tight end should have held his block longer.
Final verdict: Neal Sterling
2016 sack totals
Next up: The bye week!