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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants: Week 1 sack analysis

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The left side of the offensive line, the side thought to be a strength coming into the year, really didn’t have the best game.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars-Minicamp Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line played a fine game against the New York Giants. They had quite a few mistakes — numerous false starts, a penalty that wiped out a touchdown from Blake Bortles to Austin Seferain-Jenkins — but they helped the team to a 4.9 yards per carry average and only allowed their quarterback to be sacked once and hit four times.

And here is that one time.

Sack #1: 1st & 10 at JAX 46, 6:31 left in 1Q

(Shotgun) B.Bortles sacked at JAX 38 for -8 yards (sack split by K.Wynn and K.Martin).

Andrew. Andrew, Andrew, Andrew. This is 100 percent on the guy we just paid $66.5 million to and it was one of several miscues he had throughout the game. His run blocking was good on Sunday, but this play and the penalty that negated the Seferain-Jenkins touchdown are pretty damning.

Fault: Andrew Norwell

Summary

And that’s it — Norwell let in an awful sack but other than that Bortles was relatively unscathed, getting hit just four times on 33 pass attempts.

2018 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Blake Bortles 5
Jermey Parnell 4
Chris Reed 4
A.J. Cann 3.5
Josh Walker 3.5
Team 2
Andrew Norwell 2
Ereck Flowers 1.5
Brandon Wilds 1
Carlos Hyde 1
Brandon Linder 0.5

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