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According to rbsdm.com, the biggest play of the game by Expected Points Added (EPA) was Trevor Lawrence’s fumble early in the second half. The play of the game by Win Probability was Andre Cisco’s roughing the passer penalty in the second quarter, which erased a fourth down stop and set Tampa Bay up in the red zone.
Key stat (traditional)
The Bucs averaged 1.9 yards per carry but 8.1 yards per pass. Baker Mayfield finished 26 of 35 for 283 yards and 2 touchdowns.
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Key stat (advanced)
The Jaguars were the more efficient offense on early downs (-0.06 EPA per play vs. -0.15 EPA per play) but the Bucs outperformed them on late downs (-0.39 EPA per play vs. 0.69 EPA per play).
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Trevor Lawrence appeared to have some shoulder pain during the third quarter and was eventually ruled out. He also seemed to be nicked up in that area during last week’s game.
Daniel Thomas was also ruled out with a midgame forearm injury. Anton Harrison left with a back injury, and though he was ruled questionable to return, I didn’t catch him going back in.
You can watch the top plays of Week 16 on the NFL’s YouTube channel here.
One lingering question
Who will shoulder the blame? Lawrence won’t get positive reviews from national media this week, but it’s clear that the team around him just isn’t enough. He’ll continue to struggle with ball security until the Jaguars’ roster is good enough to not force him into superhero mode each week. In the meantime, where will fingers be pointed within the building?
What are your thoughts on today’s game, Jaguars fans? Let us know in the comments!