The Jacksonville Jaguars traveled to Seattle on Sunday to take on a weakened and exposed Seahawks team. In the end, however, it would be the Jaguars who went home defeated and exposed, as they lost this week eight matchup by a score of 31-7, and failing to score until late in the fourth quarter. They are now 1-6 on the season.
The Jaguars couldn’t get anything going on offense and had similar levels of success on defense. This was the Seahawks’ game to win from the onset, and there never felt like a point where the Jaguars were seriously threatening to challenge them. They lost James Robinson to an ankle injury in the first half, which pretty much put this game on ice early.
Trevor Lawrence was 32/54 passing for 238 yards with one touchdown and one interception; he added 11 yards on the ground. Carlos Hyde filled in for the injured Robinson, posting nine carries for 32 yards with six catches for 40 yards. Robinson had four carries for 22 yards and one catch for 17 yards in his one quarter and change worth of playtime before his injury.
Ten different players caught a pass for Jacksonville, led by the tight end Dan Arnold. Arnold hauled in eight passes for 68 yards and has quickly become one of Lawrence’s favorite targets. Jamal Agnew continues to get touches, catching the ball six times for 38 yards and the only touchdown on the day. Marvin Jones had five catches for 35 yards.
Defensively, Josh Allen had the best day. He had two sacks and four tackles for loss on the afternoon. Kicker Matthew Wright converted his only attempt, the lone extra point late in the fourth quarter. The last dagger was an onside kick attempt after the fourth quarter touchdown that got returned for a touchdown by Seattle running back Travis Homer.
For Seattle, Geno Smith went 20/24 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores went to DK Metcalf, who had six catches for 43 yards on the day. Tyler Lockett led the Seahawks with 12 catches for 142 yards. The Seattle running back committee was definitively led by Alex Collins who carried the ball 10 times for 44 yards.
Jacksonville will host the 5-2 Buffalo Bills in week nine, a contest that they will surely be the underdogs for.