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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Run game still tops NFL, but warning signs there

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Jacksonville Jaguars still lead league in rushing, but warning signs are there -
Eleven games into the season, the Jaguars lead the NFL in average rushing yards (154.3) and attempts (33.7).

So why does it seem like the Jaguars’ once-vaunted running game needs major repairs? Because the eyes do not lie.

If the Jaguars (7-4) are to win the AFC South or claim a wild card spot, they need to get their run game going. Quickly.

Jacksonville Jaguars offense has been broken since the bye week -
The Jacksonville Jaguars snapped their four game winning streak in Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but it felt like a long time coming the way the offense has been playing since the bye week. All those issues and limitations came to head on Sunday, which wasn’t helped by a brutal late interception in field goal range by Blake Bortles. Even though the team dominated the Cincinnati Bengals coming out of the bye week 23-7, the signs were there that the offense was poised to struggle. The team struggled to run the football, albeit with a benched Leonard Fournette, but even Fournette’s return didn’t seem to alleviate the issues.

Doug Marrone says he mishandled final minutes of Arizona Cardinals game -
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone took the blame for Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals because he mishandled the game's final minutes.

Marrone said he should have been content with running out the clock and going into overtime when the Jaguars took possession at their own 10-yard line with 1 minute, 14 seconds to play.