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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons: Week 16 sack analysis

Oh boy, here we go again.

NFL: DEC 22 Jaguars at Falcons

What a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for the Jacksonville Jaguars offense against the Atlanta Falcons.

Gardner Minshew completed just 41 percent of his passes. The offensive line gave up three sacks and five hits on the quarterback total. Running backs accounted for just 79 yards on the ground. It’s all just... not the way you want to see this offense look one week out from the season finale.

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

Sack #1: 1st & 10 at JAX 11, 2:46 in 2Q

(Shotgun) G. Minshew II sacked at JAX 4 for -7 yards (V. Beasley).

Great defensive play call on the stunt and great execution by Vic Beasley (inside) and Jack Crawford (outside). They drew A.J. Cann too far to his right and there was a rushing lane big enough for my step-dad to at least get a pressure. Cann has to be able to stay tighter in that protection.

Fault: A.J. Cann

Sack #2: 1st & 10 at ATL 46, 5:36 in 3Q

G. Minshew II sacked at JAX 48 for -6 yards (G. Jarrett).


Fault: Andrew Norwell

Sack #3: 3rd & Goal at ATL 5, 5:05 in 4Q

(Shotgun) G. Minshew II sacked at ATL 7 for -2 yards (sack split by J. Cominsky and J. Crawford)

With six players running a route on this third-and-goal, you’d think there would be one open guy, right? Well...

There’s really not.

Fault: Team


Again, not the best of days from this Jaguars offense. And the red zone play calling has got to get better. Spread your guys out, stop running bunch formation routes... make the defense work for the coverage instead of allowing zone to work so easily near the end zone.

2020 sack totals

Player Sacks
Player Sacks
Gardner Minshew 9
Team 7
Jawaan Taylor 4
Tyler Shatley 1
Cam Robinson 1
Doug Marrone 1
James O’Shaughnessy 1
James Robinson 1

Up next: The Indianapolis Colts!