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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Week 1 sack analysis

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There were 34 passing plays — and the offensive line only allowed one sack!

NFL: SEP 08 Chiefs at Jaguars Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line played a very good game against the Kansas City Chiefs. You’d never know that their left tackle hadn’t played left tackle since puberty and that they unexpectedly threw in a sixth round rookie quarterback who wasn’t even recruited out of high school.

No, really!

On 34 pass attempts, Jaguars quarterbacks were sacked just once — late in the third quarter on one of the longest down and distances that backup quarterback Gardner Minshew faced all game.

And here is that one time.

Sack #1: 1st & 20 at JAX 12, 1:49 left in 3Q

(Shotgun) G. Minshew sacked at JAX 9 for -3 yards (E. Ogbah).

At first glance, you can see Emmanuel Ogbah use his speed to get around right tackle Jawaan Taylor. It happens. Taylor is a rookie and he (largely) played a good game. But Minshew had a full three seconds to make what look like three reads. He’s got to tuck and run before Ogbah gets there.

Fault: Gardner Minshew and Jawaan Taylor

Summary

And that’s it — Taylor and Minshew combined for a sack and aside from that the quarterbacks got hit just twice. Pretty good!

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 Houston Texans