NFL Week 6 grades: Jaguars get an ‘A’ for ending historic shedding streak, Chargers get an ‘F’ in blowout loss


The Jaguars cannot win once they play in America, however they haven’t any downside profitable video games in different nations. In one of many craziest video games of Week 6, the Jags picked up their first win of the season by going to London and beating the Dolphins 23-20. 

The victory over Miami gave City Meyer the primary win of his Jaguars’ teaching profession and ended Jacksonville’s 20-game shedding streak, which was the second-longest in league historical past. 

The NFL may need despatched two dangerous groups to England, however the followers in London had been handled to some excessive drama in a sport that wasn’t determined till the ultimate play. 

For the Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence appears to be getting higher each week and he arguably performed his greatest sport of the yr in London. Not solely did the highest choose within the 2021 NFL Draft throw for 319 yards and a landing, however he additionally got here up clutch in fourth quarter when the Jaguars wanted him most. 

With the Dolphins main 20-17 and below 5 minutes left to play, the Jaguars had been dealing with a third-and-8 at their very own 39. In the event that they did not convert, they in all probability would have ended up punting, however they did not must make that call as a result of Lawrence and Marvin Jones did this: 

That catch helped arrange a 54-yard area objective by Matthew Wright that tied the sport at 20 (The kick added much more drama as a result of it appeared prefer it was going to overlook earlier than curving in. You can see that kick by clicking right here). 

On Miami’s ensuing possession, the Jaguars’ protection got here up with an enormous cease of the Dolphins on a fourth-and-1 play, which gave Jacksonville the ball again, setting the stage for extra Lawrence magic. 

The primary two performs of the possession weren’t so magical: The Jags misplaced 5 yards on a false-start penalty after which bought sacked on the subsequent play. 

With Jacksonville now dealing with a third-and-20 by itself 44 and simply 20 SECONDS left to play, Lawrence hit Laviska Shenault Jr. for a 12-yard achieve. At that time, the Jags confronted a fourth-and-8 from Miami’s 44-yard line with 5 seconds left. Since there solely seemed to be sufficient time for one play, the Dolphins had been anticipating a Hail Mary, however as an alternative, Lawrence hit Shenault throughout the center for a 9-yard achieve to Miami’s 36-yard line. 

The Jags then referred to as a timeout with one second left, which arrange Wright’s game-winning kick from 53 yards away. 

The Jaguars is likely to be 1-5 and their coach may need brought about a distraction or two this offseason, nevertheless it’s fairly clear that this crew hasn’t stop on Meyer. The Jaguars aren’t presently one of many NFL’s greatest groups — and even within the center tier of groups — however with Lawrence below heart, they positively have the inspiration to ultimately be part of the NFL’s upper-echelon if they’ll correctly construct round him. In fact, these are the Jaguars we’re speaking about, in order that’s a giant “if.”

Alright, let’s get to the grades for each sport from Week 6. In case you’re in search of a deeper dive on Tampa Bay’s 28-22 win over the Eagles that was performed on Thursday, you should definitely click on right here.  

Jacksonville 23-20 over Miami (London)

Cincinnati 34-11 over Detroit

Indianapolis 31-3 over Houston

L.A. Rams 38-11 over N.Y. Giants

Minnesota 34-28 (OT) over Carolina

Kansas Metropolis 31-13 over Washington

Chiefs-Washington grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Inexperienced Bay 24-14 over Chicago

Packers-Bears grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 34-6 over L.A. Chargers

Chargers-Ravens grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Arizona 37-14 over Cleveland 

Cardinals-Browns grades by Josh Edwards (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Las Vegas 34-24 over Denver

Raiders-Broncos grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Dallas 35-29 (OT) over New England

Cowboys-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)



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