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Jaguars vs. 49ers: PFF notes and grades after disappointing Week 16 loss

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The Jacksonville Jaguars lost and boy did they do it spectacularly against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16. Blake Bortles imploded, so did the defense, Jimmy Garoppolo looked like he was starting his fifth season and not his fifth game, and there were more personal foul penalties than I remember.

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

Week 16 Jaguars offensive stats

  • QB Blake Bortles failed to have his third decent game in a row on Sunday. Bortles had an overall grade of 50.1 versus the 49ers which was one of the lowest grades by a quarterback. He struggled from a clean pocket with a passer rating of just 78.2 which ranked 20th among quarterbacks. His three interceptions were the most by any quarterback from a clean pocket.
  • Despite his poor grade he was one of the more accurate quarterbacks in Week 16. He had the fourth best adjusted completion percentage of any quarterback at 78.3. The main area where he was most accurate was when using play action, Bortles completed all six of his pass attempts using play action and his passer rating of 118.8 when using it was the second best in Week 16.
  • HB Leonard Fournette returned in Week 16 but failed to be productive. He was the Jaguars lowest graded player versus the 49ers with an overall PFF grade of 34.3. He was only able to force three missed tackles on his 21 touches and his 1.39 yards after contact per attempt ranked 34th among 40 running backs in Week 16.
  • After a breakout performance last week WR Keelan Cole failed to deliver for the second week in a row. While he did have the 11th highest PFF grade of any receiver in Week 16 at 79.5, he had one of the worst WR rating of any receiver. Bortles targeted Cole 12 times on Sunday but he only completed six of those passes while three of them were picked off.
  • TE James O’Shaughnessy was productive in the slot on Sunday. His four receptions were the second most in the slot by a tight end whilst he led all tight ends with 2.85 yards per route run from the slot. O’Shaughnessy was the 10th highest graded tight end on Sunday with an overall PFF grade of 79.3.

Week 16 Jaguars defensive stats

  • Safety Barry Church was the Jaguars highest graded player on Sunday. His PFF overall grade of 87.1 was the ninth best in Week 16, he dominated in coverage with a very good coverage grade of 85.4. Church was targeted three times versus the 49ers but only allowed one reception and intercepted a pass. He only allowed a passer rating of 8.3 when targeted which was second best among safeties which were targeted.
  • LB Myles Jack impressed when rushing the passer on Sunday. He totalled two pressures against the 49ers which was the second most he has manged in a game this season. Jack had the fifth best pass-rushing productivity by a 4-3 outside linebacker in Week 16 as Jack earned his two pressures on just seven pass rush snaps.
  • Edge defender Calais Campbell was a force in run defense in Week 16. Campbell had one of the best run defense grades by an edge defender at 85.5, he led all 4-3 defensive ends with five stops on Sunday. Campbell’s 16.7 run stop percentage of the fourth best. In the passing game he had a less than stellar performance as he only had two total pressures.
  • For the second game in a row CB Jalen Ramsey allowed a passer rating of over 100 when targeted, the first time this has happened in his career. Ramsey allowed 83.3 percent of the passes thrown into his coverage to be caught which is the highest percentage he has allowed all season.
  • CB A.J. Bouye looked impressive in the pass game allowing just two receptions on four passes. Those passes went for just 16 yards and the passer rating allowed when thrown at was just 60.4, it was a different story in the run game however. Bouye missed two tackles in the run game, one of which went for a touchdown. His run defense grade of 25 was one of the lowest by a corner in Week 16.