The Jacksonville Jaguars faced off against the Atlanta Falcons in an exciting London showdown on Sunday. The Jaguars managed to win, and Head Coach Doug Pederson and Quarterback Trevor Lawrence shared their thoughts on the game.
Jaguars’ Defensive Performance Shines
The Jaguars’ defense was pivotal in their victory, particularly with OLB Josh Allen’s three sacks. Head Coach Doug Pederson praised Allen’s outstanding performance, saying, “Just an outstanding performance, and obviously the big one there at the end. It’s what he’s capable of doing.” Pederson also highlighted the importance of turnovers and the defense’s overall solid play.
Trevor Lawrence Leads the Offense
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence led the Jaguars’ offense to a solid performance. He showcased his ability to read the field, connect with his receivers, and use his legs effectively on crucial third downs. Pederson commended Lawrence’s performance: “I thought he was solid. Saw the field well, saw Calvin [WR Calvin Ridley] for the first touchdown there, got in behind the defense and made a heck of a play.”
Excitement in London
Winning in London added to the excitement for the Jaguars, as Coach Pederson mentioned. He expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity to play abroad, saying, “Anytime you come all the way over here and spend a couple of days and get a chance to play a football game, it’s exciting for our organization.” The Jaguars’ owners, including Shad Khan, was also thrilled with the win.
Looking Forward to the Buffalo Bills
With the next game against the Buffalo Bills on the horizon, Pederson outlined the team’s approach to the upcoming week. He emphasized maintaining a consistent routine and keeping the players focused. “We try to keep it as normal as I can throughout the week,” Pederson stated, underlining the importance of preparation.
Team Unity and Positive Energy
The Jaguars’ victory showcased the team’s unity and positive energy, evident throughout the game. Coach Pederson noted the difference in the team’s demeanour compared to previous weeks and highlighted the importance of responding positively to challenges.
Pederson provided limited information on injuries, mentioning that updates on WR Parker Washington and WR Jamal Agnew would be available in the coming days as evaluations continued.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ victory in London marked a significant step in the right direction for the team. With solid performances on both offense and defense, they look forward to their next challenge against the Buffalo Bills, aiming to build on their positive momentum.