The Jacksonville Jaguars just beat the New York Jets on both sides of the ball, with Blake Bortles throwing for a career-high 388 yards and the defense allowing just 178 total yards on 48 total plays which last under 23 minutes of time of possession.
In that Herculean defensive effort was three sacks on rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Let’s take a look at each.
Sack #1: Yannick Ngakoue
It was Yannick’s first of the season and it came as the Jaguars were trying to close out a near perfect first half. Yannick cleans this up well (and who better to get a clean up sack than a guy who has provided clean up sacks for so many others?) but look at Taven Bryan destroy the left guard and collapse the pocket.
Sack #2: Malik Jackson
A beautiful stunt by Malik here who just makes a bee line for Darnold — and like Yannick, this is Malik’s first sack of the season as well.
Poor guy never had a chance.
Sack #3: Barry Church
I said Barry would get his!! SACK pic.twitter.com/nloXlgck4I— Laurie Fitzpatrick (@LaurieFitzptrck) September 30, 2018
It was very obvious Church was coming on the blitz off the edge and the running back just can’t pick him up. This is Church’s first sack of the season and he has just 2.5 in his career.