Monday, October 28, 2013
RTC: Different continent, same result
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It doesn't matter where the Jaguars play their games. EverBank Field, Seattle, St. Louis or across the Atlantic Ocean, the result is the same.
Sunday's 42-10 loss to San Francisco, played in London's Wembley Stadium, was just another typical Jaguars game, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. The team can't stop the run, sack quarterbacks, finish drives, make big plays (offensively or defensively) or even keep games close.
"There's not much that can be said," said tight end Marcedes Lewis. "We never want to go out there and play like that. We didn't come all this way for that to happen. Obviously, we need to be better and we will be better."
The Jaguars certainly can't get much worse. They're 0-8, halfway to matching the 2008 Detroit Lions' mark for NFL futility (0-16).
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:
O'Halloran reviews his four keys to the game in his Four Downs Analysis feature. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is how much the Jaguars continue to struggle in the red zone. He also writes about receiver Mike Brown's first NFL touchdown.
T-U columnist Gene Frenette gave out failing grades to all but one unit in his report card. Frenette also writes that Sunday's loss exhibits just how far behind the NFL's elite teams the Jaguars are in terms of talent.