Interim head coach Gus Bradley and the Jacksonville Jaguars entered Sunday’s season finale against the Indianapolis Colts having won two of their past 31 games.
No one expected Jacksonville to come out on top against a Colts team that was in win-and-in mode. Boy, were we all wrong.
Trevor Lawrence vastly outplayed Carson Wentz — completing 23-of-32 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. It was the best performance of his rookie season, and represents the No. 1 pick going out on a high note.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ win didn’t really do anything with the Detroit Lions defeating the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. This means Baalke and Co. will have the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Even then, coming out on top against a Colts team that was in desperation mode tells us something about this young Jaguars team.
In addition to Lawrence putting up a stellar performance, the Jaguars’ questionable defense held Wentz to 139 net passing yards on 29 attempts while sacking the quarterback six times in the 26-11 win.
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