The season for the Jacksonville Jaguars is slowly coming to an end as they drop to a record of 1-5 after their loss to the Houston Texans Sunday. There is growing speculation about the job security of coach Gus Bradley but there is still time to turn the season around.
The Jags play next this Sunday in London as part of the NFL International series against the Buffalo Bills. The Jags and Bills have not played a game since their 2013 seasons, with the Bills winning 27-20. The Bills are 3-3, with quarterback Tyrod Taylor out last week with a knee injury. Taylor is expected to start against the Jags and resumes practice Wednesday.
Late game mistakes seem to be trend for the Jags this season. They have played five games decided in the fourth quarter, only beating Miami 23-20 in Week 2 but losing the other four. The Jags led Houston 14-10 at the end of the third quarter before the Texans scored three touchdowns in a four-minute stretch early in the fourth period this past weekend. At home, the Jaguars lost 31-20.
Yet another Jags loss led to a difficult Monday press conference for Jags coach Gus Bradley. Growing fan dissatisfaction seemed to be the topic of questioning now that the team is 1-5.
Bradley put it simply.
“The biggest message to our team is personal responsibility… they each need to take personal responsibility and get their one mistake or two mistakes corrected.”
The Jags led the game entering the fourth quarter, until Texans cornerback Andre Hal returned an interception for a 41 yard touchdown. This was Jags quarterback Blake Bortles’ sixth pick-six thrown in 19 career starts. The Jags also played without their top running back, T.J. Yeldon due to a groin injury. Denard Robinson started at running back, who was just back from missing three games in row due to a knee injury.
The Jags look for their second win of the season this Sunday against the Bills at 9:30 AM.