They’ve been dubbed the Sacksonville Jaguars.
Yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars put up ANOTHER 10 sack performance in week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. It’s the first time since the 1984 Chicago Bears that any NFL team has 2 games with 10+ sacks in each. Wow. This could possibly be the best defense in the league.
They’ve allowed an NFL best 15.7 points per game which is tied for first and they’re sixth in total yards allowed.
You might say that their 10 sack performances came against sub par offensive lines such as Indianapolis and Houston, but these performances were not flukes. In a 4-3 scheme, they’re using Calais Campbell and underrated Yannick Ngakoue as end rushers and these two are 1st and 3rd respectively in total QB pressures, per Pro Football Focus.
Their linebackers have been doing a superb job as well. Standout Telvin Smith has been one of the most versatile backers in the league.
Add to that their secondary, and this defense is scary good. Their starting cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye have been rock solid in the back-end. Bouye has given up 18 catches on 45 targets and only 261 yards and has two interceptions. Ramsey has allowed 19 catches on 42 targets for 216 yards and two interceptions. Neither has allowed a TD all season !
The Jaguars have certainly put the league on notice. Just look at how well Ben Roethlisberger has played ever since facing them. It wasn’t Big Ben playing bad, it was the Jaguars playing well.