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Jaguars vs. Ravens: Week 3 sack analysis

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They didn’t allow a single sack again? Dang it.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t allow a single sack for the second time in three games, adding to a masterful Week 1 performance and leaving me with nothing to analyze this week again.

Instead, let’s use this week’s column to talk about just how good this offensive line has been in pass protection compared to years past.

(Hint: They’re on pace for franchise records, folks.)

We haven’t given up less sacks through the first three games since 2002

That’s right — not since Mark Brunell was under center has the offensive line been this good at keeping the quarterback upright. We went 6-10 that year but that was more because Brunell was on his way out and other than Jimmy Smith we didn’t have anyone who could catch the ball. (No, seriously, Bobby Shaw was our second-best receiver. It wasn’t pretty.)

Oh, and we’ve never given up less than two sacks through the first three games. Ever.

We’ve averaged just 1.2 sacks per game under Doug Marrone

Our new head coach has allowed the quarterback to get sacked just six times in five games. And there have already been two games where the quarterback has been sacked. The last time the Jaguars finished with more than two games with zero sacks? 2007. (The franchise record is four games in a season set in 2002.)

We might have a good offensive line, folks.

2017 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Blake Bortles 6.5
Cam Robinson 3.5
Patrick Omameh 3
Miscellaneous 3
Chris Reed 2.5
Jermey Parnell 2.5
Leonard Fournette 1.5
Tyler Shatley 1
Tommy Bohanon 1
Nobody 1
Josh Wells 1
Marcedes Lewis 1
A.J. Cann 0.5
Chris Ivory 0.5
T.J. Yeldon 0.5

Up next: New York Jets!