Well, that was not what I expected when I sat on the couch with my freshly made biscuits with sausage gravy and eggs. I was looking for a meal that would put me in the right mood for a nap, because I fully expected the Green Bay Packers to just blow the doors off the Jacksonville Jaguars, but that was far from what happened.
The Jaguars defense came to play, forcing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers explosive offense to three straight three-and-outs on their first three drives. They even picked him off at one point in the game, though they also did give up over 300 yards in the air.
It was a rough day for rookie Jake Luton in his second start, barely completing half his passes, behind or high on quite a few throws and throwing a pick, but he did have an impressive touchdown pass threading the needle to Keelan Cole Jr. The offense as a whole did a nice job, including another big day for running back James Robinson who went over 100 yards again, and had two long touchdown runs called back for holding.
Speaking of Cole, he had an impressive 91-yard punt return for a touchdown, which included a move that stole J.K. Scott’s soul.
The Packers ended up winning the game 24-20, but it was a nice showing for a Jaguars team who I think everyone thought was dead in the water before kickoff.