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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills: Week 12 sack analysis

This is going to get worse before it gets better.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars passing game was just as bad, if not worse, than they were last week — averaging 5.2 yards per attempt and getting Bortles sacks three times while pressured a handful more.

Who was responsible for those sacks? Let’s take a look.

Sack #1: 3rd & Goal at BUF 16

(1:15 - 3rd) (Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at BUF 24 for -8 yards (K. Williams).

Dede Westbrook is open over the middle and Blake Bortles needs to do a better job of getting the pass out sooner.

Fault: Blake Bortles

Sack #2: 3rd & 14 at JAX 26

(14:05 - 4th) (Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at JAX 15 for -11 yards (sack split by K. Williams and J. Hughes).

Could Blake Bortles have gotten the ball out a bit sooner? Yes. Could Ereck Flowers and Chris Reed not screwed up their protection? Yes. I’m going to mark this down as a team failure, but I think Reed and Flowers are slightly more to blame.

Fault: Ereck Flowers and Chris Reed

Sack #3: 1st & 10 at BUF 12

(1:47 - 4th) (Shotgun) B. Bortles sacked at BUF 13 for -1 yards (L. Alexander).

Like the sack above it, I think Blake Bortles needs to do a better job of getting the ball out or escaping the pocket. But Ereck Flowers needs to swing his defender out wider on this protection.

Fault: Ereck Flowers.

Summary

How... how did we lose this game?

2018 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Team 9
Blake Bortles 8
Cody Kessler 7
A.J. Cann 6
Jermey Parnell 4
Chris Reed 4
Josh Walker 3.5
Ereck Flowers 3.5
Andrew Norwell 2
Brandon Wilds 1
Carlos Hyde 1
Leonard Fournette 1
Patrick Omameh 1
Corey Robinson 1
Brandon Linder 0.5
Josh Wells 0.5

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