The Jacksonville Jaguars continued its success in London on Sunday morning, taking down the Buffalo Payments, 25-20, at Tottenham Stadium.
The gang was predominantly Payments favored at kickoff, however the Jaguars’ protection took the air out of the constructing instantly by halting any offensive stress from the group that averages 34.8 factors heading into this matchup.
An exciting fourth quarter noticed Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars’ offense lastly get again into the top zone after not discovering it since their first drive of the season.
Working again Travis Etienne bounced outdoors within the pink zone, and used his velocity to fly into the top zone from six yards out, capping a 93-yard, 10-play drive for Jacksonville to make it 18-7.
However Josh Allen and the Payments’ offense, which struggled for a lot of the sport, discovered the life they wanted to maintain themselves within the sport with a response landing drive.
Allen discovered Gabe Davis for a landing on two separate events on one drive, as the primary landing was referred to as again for offensive move interference. On the following play, Davis fought move interference to haul in a landing that counted to make it 18-13. A two-point conversion didn’t work out within the Payments’ favor, although.
The Jaguars have been feeling the stress and definitely didn’t need to give the ball again to the Payments with a possible game-winning drive within the playing cards.
So head coach Doug Pederson trusted Lawrence to get the job accomplished, and it got here on a key deep ball to his prime goal, Calvin Ridley, down the left sideline. It was a superbly positioned ball over Ridley’s proper shoulder and out of security Micah Hyde’s attain for a primary down on third-and-four.
Two performs later, Etienne discovered the top zone as soon as extra, which might be the dagger on this one. Etienne made a pleasant transfer proper earlier than he received to the road of scrimmage to make a Payments defender miss, and his blazing velocity was utilized to blow by the remaining defender for a 35-yard rating.
With the rating 25-13, Allen and the Payments nonetheless had time to make issues attention-grabbing. As he’s accomplished so many occasions up to now, he took benefit of the time on the clock. Buffalo wanted simply 4 performs to attain one other landing, with Allen discovering Deonte Harty for 43 yards and Davis for 29 to get to Jacksonville’s three-yard line.
Allen would rush it in himself to get the rating to 25-20 with simply over two minutes to play. Having no timeouts left, the Payments have been pressured to strive an onside kick. Although Tyler Bass received a terrific bounce on his kick, the Payments weren’t capable of get well because the ball went out of bounds.
That was the final effort for Buffalo, because it dropped its second sport of the season to maneuver to 3-2. The Jags, in the meantime, swept their play in London to maneuver to 3-2 as effectively.
Lawrence completed the sport with 315 yards and one landing – a strike to Zay Jones on their first drive of the sport – on 25 of 37 by means of the air. He rushed for 32 yards on six carries as effectively.
Etienne led the way in which on the bottom with 136 yards and two landing runs, whereas Ridley had 122 yards on seven catches. Christian Kirk additionally had 78 yards on six catches.
For the Payments, Allen went 27 of 40 for 359 yards and two touchdowns with one interception as effectively. He had two receivers over 100 yards in Diggs (8, 122) and Davis (6, 100). On the bottom, although, the Payments couldn’t get something going with 29 group speeding yards.
Subsequent week, the Payments will hope to bounce again in opposition to the New York Giants, who’ve been reeling early this season.
In the meantime, the Jaguars return to the states to tackle the Indianapolis Colts at dwelling.