The Jacksonville Jaguars might only have one more loss than the Kansas City Chiefs, but they certainly didn’t look anywhere as good as them on Monday Night Football. The Jaguars lost starting QB David Garrard early to a concussion and things only went downhill from there, losing to the Tennessee Titans 30-3.
All of the Jags three losses have now been by at least 25 points and their once respected defense is now near the bottom in both rushing (20th) and passing (28th).
We saw against the Texans league-worst passing defense that the Chiefs are unwilling to open up the offense, but it would appear against the Jaguars that won’t be a problem. The Titans rolled up 153 rushing yards, making a repeat of the Chiefs 228 yard performance from Sunday a good bet.
The Chiefs defense should be able to get healthy, as well.
Working with a short week combined with the NFL’s crackdown on concussions, expect to see recently acquired Trent Edwards behind center for the Jaguars. The former Bills quarterback was equally as ineffective as Garrard was before his injury, putting up a Cassel-like 14-24 for 140 yards. A QB learning a new system working on a short week? That all sounds like music to Romeo Crennel’s ears.
A desperate team is always dangerous and the Jaguars now find themselves in last place in the AFC South, but Jacksonville looked like a team that will need more than desperation to walk out of Arrowhead with a win.