RTC: Jaguars regressed

October, 21, 2013
10/21/13
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a complete disaster for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Not only did the team not build on the progress it had shown in losses to St. Louis and Denver, it regressed. For the first time this season, coach Gus Bradley said his team showed a lack of effort in a 24-6 loss to San Diego at EverBank Field.

Here's how bad it has gotten, writes Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union:

The Jaguars are the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to begin a season by losing seven consecutive games by double digits.

Their minus-146 point differential is tied for the fifth worst in NFL history through the first seven games.

The offense hasn't scored a touchdown in 35 possessions at home.

"I did feel good about the progress we were making up until this game," Bradley said.

Now the Jaguars are heading to London to play the San Francisco 49ers before a bye week.

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

Receivers Cecil Shorts (sprained SC joint near his shoulder) and Justin Blackmon (groin/hamstring) played through injuries against the Chargers, writes the T-U's Vito Stellino. They combined to catch 14 passes but Shorts dropped two potential touchdown passes, and after the game said there was no excuse for his drops.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that the Jaguars' defense did a remarkably poor job of getting off the field against San Diego, allowing the Chargers to convert their first six third downs and finish the game 7-for-12 on third down.

One positive from Sunday's game: tight end Marcedes Lewis made it through the game without a setback to his calf.

The comments by fans were pretty biting in the T-U's weekly Monday Morning Quarterback. The funniest one: What's the point of spending millions on a new scoreboard if your team can't put any points on it?

WJXT TV-4 sports director Sam Kouvaris and Cole Pepper discuss how this loss felt different than the previous six. Pepper also provides his takeaways from the game, including the fact that the offense looked pretty good in the short passing game.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: The Jaguars' offense has been putrid at home; the team came out flat and listless, but especially the defense; Locker Room Buzz; Rapid Reaction.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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