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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Teammates fired up at Leonard Fournette inviting contact

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Jacksonville Jaguars fired up at Leonard Fournette inviting contact -
As soon as Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette broke free around the right side of the line of scrimmage, he started looking for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.

When he finally spotted him, he waved him on -- and then made a beeline right for him.

The universe wants the Jacksonville Jaguars to win the AFC South -
When the Jacksonville Jaguars ran over the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season, I wrote that they should snatch an AFC South division that clearly appeared to be up for grabs. At that time it appeared the Texans were making the switch to a rookie quarterback, which we all know comes with growing pains, and the Colts appeared to be without Andrew Luck for most of the season. The Tennessee Titans started in a hole and the Jaguars were in sole possession of first place.

Fast forward through Week 5 and it appears the Jaguars are in the driver’s seat with open road ahead of them. Now, the Los Angeles Rams appear better than most thought before the season started, but after their Week 6 home game against the Rams the Jaguars schedule really opens up.

Jacksonville Jaguars deliver another defensive gem vs. Pittsburgh Steelers -
The Jacksonville Jaguars are setting defensive records almost weekly.

Ten sacks at Houston. Fifteen yards allowed in the first half against Baltimore. Five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns , at Pittsburgh.

Five weeks into the season and the Jaguars (3-2) have turned in three of the best defensive performances in franchise history. The most encouraging part for Jacksonville: Players and coaches anticipate even better results ahead, beginning with Sunday's home game against the Los Angeles Rams (3-2).