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Jaguars vs. Texans: Who was at fault for each sack in Week 15?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were largely up to the task of dealing with a Houston Texans defensive line that, even with J.J. Watt’s absence, has some playmakers and is relatively well-coached and well-schemed.

Who was responsible for each sack on Sunday? Let's get to it.

Sack #1: 3rd-and-3 at JAX 17, 6:20 left in 1Q

This is a really well-designed stunt by the Texans and Jadeveon Clowney. The right guard, A.J. Cann, gets sucked inside and loses his balance. That allows Clowney to get to Blake Bortles before he can finish his second read.

Verdict: A.J. Cann

Sack #2: 3rd and 6 at HOU 21, 12:11 left in 2Q

Another great stunt by the Texans. The center and left guard — Brandon Linder and Josh Wells — just completely collapse and force Bortles to run for it after seeing nothing in coverage. I think Bortles could have some blame in this because I don’t trust his ability to read the field after the shit hits the fan, but the All-22 shows the Texans in decent coverage with Bryan Walters over the middle as the best option. (And if Bryan Walters is your best option, you’re in trouble.)

T.J. Yeldon is along the left sideline, Bryan Walters is over the middle, Neal Sterling is running into double coverage towards the sideline, Marqise Lee is on the far left, and Allen Robinson is locked up with a defender on the goal line. There’s nowhere decent to go with the ball.

Verdict: Brandon Linder and Josh Wells

2016 sack totals

Name Sacks Allowed
Jermey Parnell 7.0
Kelvin Beachum 4.5
A.J. Cann 4.0
Brandon Linder 3.0
Blake Bortles 2.0
Luke Joeckel 2.0
Tyler Shatley 2.0
Neal Sterling 1.0
Julius Thomas 1.0
Chris Reed 1.0
Patrick Omameh 0.5
Denard Robinson 0.5
Josh Wells 0.5

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