Jaguars threw an NFL season-low 14 passes on Sunday


The Jaguars beat the Steelers with an old-school football offense on Sunday.

Throwing just 14 passes in yesterday’s 30-9 win, Jacksonville threw the least of any NFL team in any game this year or last year. Not since the Bills threw 12 passes in a game in 2015 has an NFL team thrown so seldom.

The Jaguars won primarily with their defense, which intercepted Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times while holding Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell to 47 yards on 15 carries. The Jaguars also got a huge game from running back Leonard Fournette, who had 28 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles went 8-for-14 for 95 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Not a good game, but his team won despite him.

During the offseason Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was quoted as saying the ideal number of throws per game for Bortles would be “zero.” He’s getting closer to his goal.

13 responses to “Jaguars threw an NFL season-low 14 passes on Sunday

  1. Regarding that interception… he completed the pass to the receiver, but the receiver landed on a defender who then ripped the ball out. Wasn’t a bad pass.

    Steelers wanted to stuff the run, Jaguars wanted to prove they could run. By the time Roethlisberger threw a third INT, there wasn’t much need to do anything but keep running the ball.

  2. So maybe Larry Csonka’s old blocking back does know more about football than the media folks who cover him. Coughlin-less G-men 0-5. Jags 3-2.

  3. Hard to justify a pass play when you can run through that Swiss cheese defense for 90 yards. Hahaha.

  4. It’s interesting to see how this team can go with the “hide the QB” approach because the rest of the team is good probably outside of a few offensive line problems. However, it might be a good year for it with all of the older QBs waking up looking their age (except Brady) and the rest of the conference being in flux.

  5. If the Jags had punted the ball on every first down, playing only defense, they still would have won. They possibly would have had even more points.

  6. its very simple, the jags have bought into leonards philosophy “being united generates attitude” buga nation. best running back since adrian peterson.
    make a big move for alex smith and the sky is the limit for this team, but gotta move quick. cant count on buga destroying defenses forever

  7. When your Defense Dominates the game and the Steeler Offense, you don’t have to pass the ball to win … You just ground and pound baby ! Go Jags !!!

  8. Not only did the Jags only throw 14 passes, they only threw one pass in the entire second half. An incomplete pass. They ended the game with 18 straight running plays.

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