Jaguars “imposed their will” on Ravens

AP

In the first two weeks of the season, the Ravens went 2-0 while outscoring the Bengals and Browns 44-10.

Things flipped around in Week Three. The Jaguars throttled the Ravens from the first whistle to the last in a 44-7 win that made those first two games feel like they happened a long time ago. The Ravens went from forcing 10 turnovers to giving the ball away three times, they allowed four touchdown passes to Blake Bortles and generally looked like they’d rather be anywhere but a football field throughout the game.

“Nothing went according to plan,” tight end Benjamin Watson said, via the Ravens website. “I’ll give their defense credit. They pretty much imposed their will.”

The Jaguars’ first two weeks didn’t provide the same kind of uniformity. They beat up on the Texans to open the season and then got routed by the Titans before moving back to the right side of a blowout. Those swings make it hard to know what to expect from week to week, which makes the Jags one of the more intriguing teams in the league through three weeks.

13 responses to “Jaguars “imposed their will” on Ravens

  1. As a Ravens fan its clear to me that Joe Flacco is just done with football.

    He went his entire career being healthy until he tore his ACL and now he has a back injury. The dude lacks passion, fire and his body language says it all, he doesn’t want to play anymore. He’s going on kid #4 now, he won his superbowl, his best friend Dennis Pitta is done after breaking his hip for the 3rd time, and at this point he’s just collecting a paycheck.

    It’s time for the Ravens to move in a different direction, we need to draft a new QB or find another route because as much as I appreciate everything Flacco has done with this organization, he makes it hard to watch sometimes when he can’t muster more than 50 yards in an entire game…

  2. I’m done with the Ravens and the NFL. When ALL of the players stand up and respect the flag, I might tune back in. Never mind the blowout. What was beyond embarrassing was starting off the day watching these guys take knee, and not stand for their anthem. Then they all stood up for “God Save the Queen.” Wonder what their reaction would be if someone notified them that a lot of private British interests funded the Confederate movement. Not that they paid attention in history class. Yes, they have free speech, and they can use it whenever they choose on their own time. But they work for a company, wear a company uniform, and are expected to follow company guidelines. Furthermore, what they and the owners are forgetting are the fans who are paying their salaries. Obviously they have zero regard as to keeping their customers happy. As they can protest, we have the right to do the same. And the bulk of us don’t think like the blue states on the left coast or the right coast. The bulk of middle America is red, and by and large does not share their views. We stand to honor those who serve our nation and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Get it right. Sitting or kneeling is grossly disrespectful.

  3. says:
    September 25, 2017 at 8:21 am
    As a Ravens fan its clear to me that Joe Flacco is just done with football.

    He went his entire career being healthy until he tore his ACL and now he has a back injury. The dude lacks passion, fire and his body language says it all, he doesn’t want to play anymore. He’s going on kid #4 now, he won his superbowl, his best friend Dennis Pitta is done after breaking his hip for the 3rd time, and at this point he’s just collecting a paycheck.

    It’s time for the Ravens to move in a different direction, we need to draft a new QB or find another route because as much as I appreciate everything Flacco has done with this organization, he makes it hard to watch sometimes when he can’t muster more than 50 yards in an entire game…

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    been a slow decline since ozzie irresponsibly forgot to budget for
    flacco in 2012

    cap hell all across the league ever since

    good thing kap choked at the goal line, eh?

  4. Hard for me to disagree with the above comment. In year 10 and collecting the checks he is getting he should be able to check out of calls. We have been making excuses for him for 9 years but it’s clear much of this is on him also.

    Sorry, yes your Oline sucks and you dont have a named RB, but Wallace, Maclin, Watson, Perriman you need to be better then this.

  5. the football gods are unforgiving, the Ravens got what they deserved.

    that being said, how many teams don’t have a loss at this point? sometimes an asskicking is what the team needs

  6. This almost made me tear up. Jaguars “imposed their will” on Ravens. Let me read that again, “Jaguars “imposed their will” on Ravens”. I was beginning to think I’d never those kinds of words together again.

    Great game, Jags, and thanks to PFT for actually giving the Jags credit vs. making it seems like it was the Ravens’ failures.

  7. Settle down folks Geez, remember the Texans and Broncos games in 2012? How did that year turn out?

    Did you see Joe chase down that defender on the Terrance West Fumble? Doesn’t lack passion. He’s just hurt.

    And the team didn’t match the Jaguars intensity from the jump.

    Football is the one sport you can’t decide to play half way through.

    Credit the Jags for playing like their lives depended on it. Which is how your supposed to play every football game.

  8. I will not disagree with anyone who wants to bash Joe. Where was his leadership when this team needed someone to step up? The only player I saw that looked like he gave a dang was Terrence West.

    Perhaps the loss of Marshall Yanda for the year was the straw that broke the Ravens Offensive back?

    Perhaps Brandon Williams missing the game also had a similar effect on the defense?

    16 players on IR this year, and the most in the NFL over the last 3 years tells me something very wrong is happening within the organization, and no team can overcome that kind of impact.

    I’ll reserve my final judgment until after the clock runs out this Sunday when the Steelers come to town.

  9. Great win by the Jags! I would like to see a couple back to back wins to give me that warm and fuzzy feeling. However, If the Jags can stay consistent. It will be hard for teams to beat them. I truly think the team is finally learning how to win and that’s a great start.

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