The Jaguars put together one of their best efforts of the season, and the offense showed signs of life with QB Mike Glennon at the helm, but the late-game heroics fell short, leaving the Jags at 1-10 on the season. After the 27-25 loss to the Browns was complete, Dave Caldwell was relieved of his general manager duties. He had been the GM since 2013, and the Jags went 37-86 during that stint.
Mike Glennon got his first start since 2017, and saw playing time for the first time in a year. He was 20/35 with 235 yards and 2 touchdowns. The offense moved with a fluidity that has been missing thus far this year. Glennon even orchestrated a scoring drive with 2:14 remaining in the 4th, but couldn’t complete the 2-point conversion necessary to tie the score. A failed 2-point conversion earlier in the game following a touchdown catch by Tyler Eifert also factored into the late-game decision.
James Robinson continues to be a beast, posting 128 yards and 1 TD on 22 carries. His score came on a 4-yard push to put the Jags within reach to tie the game. The undrafted rookie out of Illinois State has 762 yards this season, good for an average of 69 yards per game. That puts him on pace to break 1,100 yards this season, only 200 less than what Saquon Barkley did in his rookie campaign with the Giants in 2018. Collin Johnson led the Jags in receiving with 4 catches for 96 yards and 1 TD.
The real story of this game was the Browns’ offense. Baker Mayfield went 19/29 passing for 258 yards and 2 TDs. Nick Chubb posted 144 yards and 1 TD on 19 carries. Jarvis Landry put up 143 yards and 1 TD on 8 catches.
So far only the New York Jets, who have yet to win a game this season, are having a worse year than Jacksonville. If this slide continues the Jags will have a chance to break their franchise record of 13 consecutive losses. At this rate they will be in line for a top two draft pick and a chance at a franchise quarterback. Whoever steps in as the new GM will inherit a team that should hold 4 of the top 37 picks in the draft and the team currently has the third-most cap space in the league. The Jaguars travel to Minnesota in week 13.