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Jacksonville’s formula for success was evident in the season opener.It’s relying on their strengths. It’s playing to their identity. It’s surely not the last time they’ll win like that Jermey Parnell Color Rush Jersey , either.Sure, the Jaguars would like to have done more offensively in a 20-15 victory at the New York Giants .But after losing running back Leonard Fournette to a hamstring injury early, being without leading receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and having the starting offensive line together for first the time in a game, the team will gladly take the performance and hope to build on it heading into the home opener against New England (1-0).“Everybody has a role in how we’re supposed to win football games,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “Mine is making sure we’re hitting the right run plays, delivering the ball, letting guys make plays, not turning it over and keeping the wheels greased up and spinning.”The Jaguars finished with 305 yards and 13 points offensively, with all of the points coming in the first half.They really struggled with Fournette in street clothes A. J. 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Bouye, 2 more cornerbacks against Eagles in LondonJaguars view annual game in London as key component of franchise’s growthDespite slump, Jaguars sticking with Blake Bortles as starting QBTempers flare in Jaguars’ locker room after lopsided loss to TexansCoach Doug Marrone defending the play-calling Monday, saying the team didn’t get conservative.“I don’t know if that was the way we felt,” he said. “It might have been the way it looked. … I think you have to be able to adjust, depending on what goes on in the game.”Marrone said Fournette’s injury is considered minor, but couldn’t guarantee he would be ready to play against the Patriots in a rematch of last season’s AFC title game.“If he is ready to go, we will ease him back in there,” Marrone said. “We will see how he feels. I think a lot of it depends on that.”Bortles completed 18 of 33 passes for 176 yards https://www.jaguarsfanstore.com/Marqise-Lee-Jersey , with a touchdown and an interception.“The only thing I ask of Blake is one thing: I want to win the game,” Marrone said. “I don’t really ask him to do a lot of other things. We want to make sure we don’t turn the ball over, but we talk about that to everybody. That’s just not him. He happens to get that speech because he’s one of many people who touch the ball. All we’re looking for out of him is to win football games.”Jacksonville’s defense won this one.The unit held the Giants to a lone touchdown 鈥?rookie Saquon Barkley‘s 68-yard TD run in the fourth quarter 鈥?and scored the decisive points when Abry Jones tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that linebacker Myles Jack caught and returned for a 32-yard score .“That’s the way we like to do it,” Jack said. “We feel like we’re so talented on defense that we have defensive backs who can score, linebackers who can score and even defensive linemen who can create strip-sack fumbles and score. We don’t put any pressure on the offense. If the offense scores, that’s even more onus on us. We try to create points.”The Jaguars scored eight touchdowns on defense in 2017, including one in the postseason. Those were key to developing the team’s personality, which remains intact this season.“That’s just defense being defense and making plays,” linebacker Telvin Smith said. In the most embarrassing performance since the last time the team met the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on a Thursday night Telvin Smith Color Rush Jersey , the Jaguars erased all goodwill left within the fan base after a shut out the prior Sunday against the Colts, dropping their only national prime time game to the Titans, 30-9.After a four week period in which the Jaguars defense seemed to regain it’s swagger and the dominance from the 2017 season, Todd Wash’s unit absolutely collapsed in the most absurd of fashion, allowing running back Derrick Henry to run like Earl Campbell as he accumulated over 200 yards and 4 touchdowns in less than three full quarters of play. That included perhaps the most atrocious defensive play in the franchise’s 24 year history, when following a Jags turnover on downs at the Titans’ 1 yard line, the defense allowed Henry to cut off left tackle and abuse AJ Bouye and Leon Jacobs on his way to a 99-yard touchdown run. The play tied for the longest touchdown run in NFL history, and signaled the imminent end of the road for the Jags on the evening.The performance of the defense, that included multiple failed tackle attempts from the likes of Telvin Smith T.J. Yeldon Jersey , DJ Hayen, Bouye, and really anyone on the field tonight, was so abhorent, that it could jeopardize the employment of the aforementioned Wash and perhaps Doug Marrone as well.On offense, Leonard Fournette’s return was less a return and more of a cameo, as the running back could get nothing going all night and frankly looked plodding and lacking of the energy we saw in Buffalo before his altercation. Quarterback Cody Kessler looked OK in his second start as a Jaguar, and appeared to find a rhythm at times with receiver Dede Westbrook. However, the points allowed by the defense were simply too much for an offense whose lack of any premier playmaker and true threat at the quarterback spot Lerentee McCray Color Rush Jersey , were once again on display.The Jaguars loss marks the second consecutive season of being swept by the Titans, and brings them to 4-9 on the season with three games remaining and a long resting period before they face the Washington Redskins in the home finale’ on December 16th. It will also be a long period for some big questions to begin to be demanding of answers, with regards to the direction Shad Khan is going to want to go with his front office and coaching staff in 2019.