RTC: Progress, but still winless

DENVER -- The Jacksonville Jaguars made some progress on Sunday.

The defense made some plays and got to Peyton Manning. Quarterback Chad Henne played well. Receiver Justin Blackmon was a stud.

Progress is nice but the bottom line, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran, is the Jaguars are still winless.

"It was progress, but it wasn’t enough," running back Maurice Jones-Drew said. "We have to keep on going. It [stinks] to lose."

Here are some other pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts suffered a sprained right shoulder and will be re-evaluated on Monday. In his absence, Mike Brown stepped up with four catches for 49 yards, O'Halloran writes.

Blackmon turned in another big-time performance, writes the T-U's Hays Carlyon. He also writes about the defense getting pressure on quarterback Peyton Manning.

T-U columnist Gene Frenette posts his game-day grades. Every unit but special teams got solid marks.

Fans react to the loss in the T-U's Monday Morning Quarterback feature. Lots of positive comments for a change.

WJXT TV-4 sports director Sam Kouvaris and Cole Pepper discuss whether the Jaguars' performance changes their perception of how many games the team will win. Also, Pepper lists his takeaways from the game. His No. 1? Gus Bradley's message is working.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: The defense played well but several critical mistakes marred that performance; too many mistakes on special teams, too; it should be evident by now that Blackmon is the key to the Jaguars' offense.