JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It has been 392 times since the Jacksonville Jaguars past received a sport.
That’s a stretch of 20 consecutive losses, the 2nd-longest shedding streak in NFL heritage — and the league’s report for futility is very well in just sight, far too. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers maintain that history following getting rid of the franchise’s to start with 26 video games in 1976 and ’77.
“You can’t wrap your head all around that,” functioning back again James Robinson stated just after the Jaguars misplaced to the Tennessee Titans 37-19 at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday. “We’ve bought to locate a way to gain.
“We’re a genuinely excellent crew. Of course, our document doesn’t clearly show it, but we have bought a whole lot of wonderful guys in the locker place and we have just received to find anything that’s going to perform for us.”
The Jaguars haven’t received a recreation considering that the 2020 period opener, when they conquer Indianapolis 27-20 at TIAA Lender Area. Thirteen of their 20 losses have been by double digits, which include the previous five game titles at property.
Sunday’s reduction to the Titans was fairly common of the streak:
The protection unsuccessful to appear up with more than enough performs in critical conditions. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin dropped what would have been a pick-six, for example, and there were various blown coverages that gave Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill quick completions.
Pricey problems, like tight stop Dan Arnold’s fumble that was returned for a TD just a minute into the sport.
Questionable playcalling, this kind of as not owning Robinson on the area when the Jaguars confronted to start with-and-purpose from the Titans’ 5-lawn line. Robinson, who experienced a vocation-significant 149 yards hurrying, failed to touch the ball on any of the 4 snaps, and Carlos Hyde was stuffed for a 3-yard loss on fourth down.
Particular groups issues. Kicker Matthew Wright performed in its place of Josh Lambo, who is having difficulties with his self-confidence. Wright came up small on a 53-property industry objective attempt and banged a PAT off the proper upright.
So gamers trudged off the discipline and all over again faced questions about their failure to do something that even the New York Jets have carried out 3 instances and the Detroit Lions have accomplished 5 times since the Jaguars very last won a activity.
“It is really challenging,” Griffin stated. “It is really a sensation that I never imagine no one particular wishes. There is certainly a whole lot of issues that we truly, actually have to have to determine out. Offense played truly effectively. I experience like the protection could have carried out a lot extra. I really feel like the problems that we had just should not happen, and that is what we’ve acquired to do improved. We have to fix [this] ASAP. So far, male, it truly is a rough sensation. It is really a little something that you really don’t want. It can be one thing that you’ve got acquired to improve. We’ve received to do it. A person thing about it, you have obtained to go on to think, you’ve got got to continue on to have religion, and that is the hardest section.
“That is the most difficult element for everyone, continuing to get most people to imagine. It really is not just me. It are unable to be just one particular individual believing in anything. That is the element [where we have to] proceed to convey, continue to speak about, get every person to think that we can get these games.”
The Jaguars (-5) are a respectable danger to achieve the Bucs’ document. They engage in the Miami Dolphins in London on Sunday right before their bye 7 days, then travel to Seattle — in which they have never won (-3). Then will come a residence video game versus Buffalo, a highway vacation to Indianapolis and back-to-back again dwelling online games from San Francisco and Atlanta.
Eliminate all of those people game titles and they are at 26 in a row. Their future video game? At the Los Angeles Rams.
“We you should not actually discuss about that [losing streak],” quarterback Trevor Lawrence explained. “I will not consider which is good to talk about that. You won’t be able to get desperate. You have got to just retain going to work. We’re going to gain some game titles. We’re going to transform it all over, and we all believed right now was the working day we had been heading to get that 1st get and it was not.
“We did not execute enough down the stretch, but we are going to figure it out. We are going to switch this detail around. It is really likely to be a good deal of entertaining when we do. We want to acquire. All the guys. We have obtained so several tough staff and everyone’s so invested. It really is not a group the place you’ve got acquired guys that are not actually committed or will not treatment. Everyone’s all-in, so it’s going to arrive.”