Ravens 13, Jaguars 3 at halftime; quick thoughts

The Jaguars struggled to stop the Ravens’ offense in the first half, and the result is a 13-3 deficit. Blaine Gabbert is 8 of 14 for 83 yards. Rashad Jennings has 57 rushing yards on 13 carries, and Justin Blackmon has 72 receiving yards on 4 receptions. Here’s some quick thoughts:

  • Blaine Gabbert is hitting too many short checkdowns for little to no gain. It seems like the ball is coming out before it needs to at times.
  • Rashad Jennings has looked good on most plays that aren’t blown up behind the line. He’s still giving the Jaguars leverage in the MJD saga.
  • Justin Blackmon has excellent hands, and he’s clearly Blaine Gabbert’s favorite target at the moment. He’s accounted for all but 11 of Gabbert’s passing yards.
  • The defense is getting hammered by Joe Flacco and crew.
  • Torrey Smith is dangerous.

That’s all folks. Back to the game.

Shane Clemons

About Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.