RTC: Jaguars have to be better at home

October, 17, 2013
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Home has not been sweet for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jaguars have played their two worst games of the season at EverBank Field, losing 28-2 to Kansas City and 37-3 to Indianapolis -- a combined point total of 65-5.

But the team has plenty of optimism about Sunday's home game against the San Diego Chargers, writes the Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon.

"It’s time to fix that," linebacker Paul Posluszny said. "We want to build it, so that playing at home is very comfortable for us and very uncomfortable for the opponent. That hasn’t been the case thus far, so that needs to start to turn. Sunday is a great opportunity to do that."

The Jaguars are coming off their two best games of the season -- road losses to St. Louis and Denver -- while the Chargers are traveling cross-country after playing Indianapolis on Monday night and Sunday's game will kick off at 10 a.m. PT.

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

Quarterback Chad Henne and his wife had their first child on Sunday night, just hours after the Jaguars lost to the Denver Broncos.

The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran gives three storylines to follow this week in his weekly Three & Out feature: tight end Marcedes Lewis' return should help on third down, San Diego's defensive stats are misleading, and the Jaguars have a long way to go before being historically futile.

David Fleming of ESPN The Magazine wonders whether the NFL's new rule allowing players suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy to attend meetings and work out at the facility is a humane approach by the NFL or a loophole that will give certain players or teams a competitive advantage in the second half of he season. Among the players he examines is receiver Justin Blackmon, who has caught 19 passes for 326 yards in the two games since he returned from a four-game suspension.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: center Brad Meester will play in his 200th game on Sunday; tight end Marcedes Lewis is on track to play Sunday; Blackmon says he doesn't care about what people outside the team think of him; the weekly QB Watch, in which I analyze Henne's play.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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