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Airing the dirty laundry: Week 11

Examining the Jaguars’ penalties from Week 11 against the Lions.

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There’s a new trend starting to develop with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and unlike most of their trends, this one is positive. The Jaguars started off the season as a heavily penalized team, but that has taken a turn for the better, as they have had three straight weeks with only six penalties, their lowest output of the year.

While a third week with a season-low number of penalties is a good thing, it was unfortunately undone by a single infraction. The Detroit Lions lined up on 4th down to try and draw the Jaguars offsides, and Sen’Derrick Marks bit hook, line, and sinker. Honestly, I’m not even sure that Stafford had begun his hard count when Marks jumped, as it looked like he was just going to go no matter what. The penalty allowed the Lions to drain the clock more, kick a field goal, and hold on for the win.

Also, the quarterback had another false start and an offensive lineman didn’t line up on the line of scrimmage, so that’s fun.

Here are the other penalties from the game, courtesy of

  • False Start - Blake Bortles - 5 yards
  • Illegal formation - Jermey Parnell - 0 yards (Declined)
  • False Start - Jermey Parnell - 5 yards
  • Offensive Holding - AJ Cann - 10 yards
  • Encroachment - Sen’Derrick Marks - 5 yards
  • Illegal Formation - Jalen Ramsey - 0 yards (Declined)

TOTAL: 6 penalties, 25 yards

Here is the total running tally of penalties for the season.