Jaguars seek second win of season


            The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to win their first two games of the season, but hopefully their week three win against the Indianapolis Colts is a more accurate picture of what lays ahead in the season.

            After loosing their first two games of the season the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills by a total of only 11 points, the Jacksonville Jaguars looked like last year’s playoff team against the Colts.  One reason for this was the return of the Jaguars dynamic duo at running back.  Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew entered the Colts game with a combined 101 yards rushing.  Against Indianapolis the duo ran for a combined 228 yards (Taylor: 121, Jones-Drew: 107) in the win.  Fred Taylor is currently 17th on the all time rushing yards list and is 70 yards away from passing O.J. Simpson at 16.

            “It was nice to get a win, nice to win in the division, nice to win in the division on the road,” Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said.  “The fact that the style we played is really power running, forcing turnovers on defense, being good with field position special teams-wise, that’s proven to be a successful way to win games in this league.”

            After finishing with an 11-5 record the Jaguars are hoping that they can make it farther in the playoffs than last years first round exit.  If the Jaguars have any hope of recovering from their 0-2 start and winning the Superbowl like last year’s Giants they will have to enforce their game.  The Jaguars ability to control the ball for long periods of time has been a key to their bruising style of play.  The Jaguars currently are second in the NFL in time of possession with an average time of 33:54 a game.

            Although their next opponent currently sits at 0-2 the Jaguars are not taking their game against the division rival Houston Texans lightly.  The last time the two teams met the Jaguars were defeated 42-28 in the final game of last year’s regular season. 

           The Texans currently sit at 0-2 after losses to the Steelers and the Titans.  The Texans come to Jacksonville leading the series 7-5.