Monday, September 15, 2014

Jaguars fall to Redskins, 41-10; QB Henne sacked record 10 times

No RG3.
No DeSean Jackson.

No matter.

This was ugly.

The Jaguars couldn’t take advantage of two significant injuries to key Washington players, losing 41-10 Sunday at FedEx Field. The Redskins totally dominated the game, out-gaining the Jaguars 449-148.

Washington finished with 32 first downs to eight for the Jaguars.

The Jaguars allowed 10 sacks, a franchise-high and utter embarrassment.

The Redskins (1-1) built a 21-0 lead without two of their top playmakers. Quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured on Washington’s second possession, while his new receiver, Jackson, was injured on the third drive. Griffin suffered a left ankle injury, while Jackson hurt his left shoulder.

Washington didn’t miss a beat.

Led by backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Redskins scored touchdowns on three of their first five possessions of the game. Running back Alfred Morris scored twice from a yard out after Cousins connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass to fullback Darrel Young.

After being outscored 34-0 in last week’s 34-17 loss at Philadelphia, the Jaguars had surrendered 55 consecutive points without scoring. They’ll enter a Week 3 home-opener against Indianapolis having been outscored 68-10 in the last six quarters.

The Jaguars nearly stunned the Redskins early. On their first possession, quarterback Chad Henne threw an accurate pass downfield to receiver Allen Hurns. The rookie dropped the ball on what likely would’ve been a 74-yard touchdown catch.

The Jaguars (0-2) finally got going late in the first half. Henne found tight end Marcedes Lewis for a 63-yard touchdown. Lewis caught the pass near the sideline 15 yards downfield. Washington safety Bacarri Rambo gambled and tried to intercept the pass, but arrived too late. Lewis had an open field after securing the catch.

Washington out-gained the Jaguars 308-87 in the first half, recording 21 first downs to four for Jacksonville. Cousins completed 14-of-18 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown without committing a turnover. Tight end Niles Paul caught seven passes for 97 yards in the first half.

Henne was able to connect with rookie receiver Allen Robinson on a 54-yard pass in the fourth quarter. Henne completed 14-of-28 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown with an interception. He was also the leading rusher, gaining 17 yards. Running back Toby Gerhart had eight yards on seven carries.

To further add insult to injury, Hurns injured his left leg with the Jaguars going for it on fourth-and-16 from their 21-yard line with under 30 seconds to play.

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