After five games without forcing a turnover, Jaguars near a record

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense can set a dubious record on Sunday if they fail to force a turnover.

Jacksonville hasn’t forced a turnover in any of its last five games, and if the Jags again fail to force a turnover Sunday in Detroit, they’ll be the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to go six straight games without forcing a turnover.

It won’t get any easier against a Lions team that has been good about protecting the football. Matthew Stafford has thrown five interceptions and lost one fumble, and those are the only six turnovers the Lions’ offense has coughed up all season.

The last time the Jaguars forced a turnover was in the first quarter of a Week Four game against the Colts, when Yannick Ngakoue intercepted Andrew Luck. As coach Gus Bradley fights to keep his job, his defense is overdue to win a fight for the ball.

22 responses to “After five games without forcing a turnover, Jaguars near a record

  1. How does this man still have a job? I get it, a coach change won’t change the season, but at least give the fans something to yap about during the holiday season.

  2. Congrats to Gus Bradley, I never thought someone would make me despise my Jaguars but you did my friend. Khan keep up the good work buddy, you really know how to pick them.

  3. Keep the Raiders in Oakland where they belong and move us to Vegas. Call us the Las Vegas Jumbo Shrimp.

  4. I’m struggling to maintain my love for the team. Between the poor QB play, the bonehead penalties, the lack of effort, and the downright Cleveland-esque stupidity/unfortunate bounces.. I’m starting to give up on them. Probably a less than 10% chance I’m renewing my 4 season tix.

  5. So, what you’re telling us then is that not only are the Jaguars NOT going to “steal the show” this year, they’re pretty much incapable of stealing anything?

  6. luckily, like great coaches do, bradlesy kept developing a second, and even third qb, even though he had his starter.

  7. 6 consecutive games seems like a surprisingly short record given that the Colts play 16 of what they call football games every single year.

  8. I just take the Jags D in my inverse fantasy league, championship virtually assured every season.

  9. Gus was DC of the LOB from 2009-2012 before moving on to Jax; he came highly recommended to Jim Mora (who had already intended Dan Quinn for the job) by Monte Kiffin. After that it was Dan Quinn for 2 years and now Kris Richard. All have provided their own twists, but it’s PC’s scheme at its core. Regardless, being coordinator for 1/3 of a team is not the same as being in charge of the whole outfit.

    I still believe the problem lies with the GM providing less than stellar talent – it’s not easy to build a team when key parts are injured or suspended for large chunks of a season at a time – but Gus Bradley could very well pay the price for that anyway.

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