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Jaguars vs. Chargers: PFF notes and grades after Week 10 victory

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The Jacksonville Jaguars did it. They actually did it. They went out and stole a win when they needed it against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. It was one of the more emotional games in recent history and one where it looked certain we would win, then lose, then win again, then lose again — and then Josh Lambo actually won it for us.

How did our friends at Pro Football Focus feel we did? Let’s find out.

Week 10 Jaguars offensive stats

  • It was especially a bad day for QB Blake Bortles who struggled throughout the game, his overall PFF grade of 59.2 ranked 18th in Week 10 among quarterbacks. Bortles was particularly poor when pressured, earning a 19.8 passer rating after picking up just 41 yards on 16 attempts. His passer rating when under pressure was the second lowest of any quarterback.
  • As well as performing poorly under pressure against the Chargers, Bortles struggled with his accuracy. Bortles only completed 28 of his 51 pass attempts, for an adjusted completion percentage of 64 the fourth lowest of Week 10. When given 2.6 seconds or more to throw Bortles struggled to find his receivers completing only 37.5 percent of his passes the second lowest percentage of Week 10.
  • The return of RB Leonard Fournette did not help the offense much, he struggled to get going on his 18 runs only earning a PFF overall grade of 46.9. It was T.J. Yeldon which was the better of the two, Yeldon ranked 12th among runners with an overall grade of 74.4, impressing as a receiver out of the backfield with an 81.8 receiving grade. His seven targets were the most of a running back in Week 10.
  • WR Allen Hurns was the Jaguars highest graded offensive player in Week 10. Although his 74.9 overall grade only ranked 18th among receivers. Hurns was targeted five times in the slot on Sunday, the second most in Week 10, but he struggled to make anything happen with only 40 yards on his five receptions and only recording 1.08 yards per route run in the slot.
  • It was a rough day for rookie offensive tackle Cam Robinson on Sunday, Robinson struggled mightily in pass protection surrendering seven total pressures against the Chargers, the most pressures allowed by an offensive tackle in Week 10. His pass blocking grade of 43 was one of the worst on Sunday, one positive of his performance was that those pressures were just hurries and he didn’t allow a sack.

Week 10 Jaguars defensive stats

  • Another edge defender who impressed against the Chargers was Yannick Ngakoue, he recorded seven total pressures on Sunday, tied for the third most by a 4-3 defensive end. His pass-rush productivity rating of 20.2 was the fourth-best among 4-3 defensive ends. He was just one of many defenders that caused Rivers problems all game as the Chargers quarterback was pressured on 40.5 percent of his dropbacks the third highest rate by any team in Week 10.
  • In his second game for the Jaguars interior defender Marcell Dareus made a big impression, the defender earned an overall PFF grade of 83.4 against the Chargers which was the second highest grade by a Jaguar. He particularly impressed in run defense with a run defense grade of 82 and posting a run stop percentage of 15.4 percent with two stops on 13 run defense snaps.
  • Despite a decent overall grade for corner Jalen Ramsey, it was one of his worst coverage days of the season. Ramsey allowed five of his eight targets to be caught which was tied for the most receptions he has allowed all season. Rivers had a passer rating of 75.5 when targeting Ramsey, whilst not great it was the second highest rating any quarterback has achieved when targeting Ramsey in 2017.
  • LB Telvin Smith had one of his worst performance of the season against the Chargers. The linebacker struggled to wrap up and make tackles missing four total tackles, the most of any linebacker Sunday. With a combined tackle efficiency of 3.5, Smith was the third lowest ranked 4-3 outside linebacker in this category.
  • Calais Campbell was the Jaguars’ highest graded player on Sunday. Campbell’s overall grade of 91.3 was the second highest by an edge defender in Week 10, he dominated in the passing game (86.2 pass rush grade) and in the run game (92.9 run defense grade). His four total pressures ranked 11th among 4-3 defensive ends but it really doesn’t do justice to his performance who won one-on-one battles all day.