The Jaguars defense was ferocious in their first performance of week one. It was obvious to the naked eye that the Jaguars were having a historical day. The team played so well that they are absolutely owning the NFL stat book after one week of play. Here's a look at some of the team stats the Jaguars excelled in during week one:
The Jaguars currently lead the league in sacks. Their 10 sack performance was historic. They outpace every other team in the NFL by at least 3 sacks.
The Jaguars also top the NFL in total yards allowed. While teams like the Patriots, Saints, and Jets gave up over 400 yards of total offense on Sunday, the Jaguars gave up only 203 total yards to the Texans.
In terms of yards per play allowed the Jaguars are also the best in the league. The Jags allowed the Texans just 2.9 yards per offensive play run, which is by far the best number in the NFL. The next closest team is the Ravens who gave up 3.8 yards per play to the Bengals.
The Jaguars also own the best mark for forced fumbles and fumbles recovered with three each.
In terms of individual statistics there are several Jaguars at or near the top of some impressive categories.
Calais Campbell leads the league in sacks after one week of play after a four sack performance against the Texans. Behind him, in second place, is the Jaguars other starting defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who racked up two sacks and two forced fumbles in week one. His two forced fumbles leads the league.
At linebacker Myles Jack racked up 14 tackles - good enough for second in the NFL.
Clearly, the Jaguars had a memorable performance against the Texans on Sunday. These early season statistics don't mean a whole lot. But for a fan base that has had little to applaud lately, Jaguars fans should savor the feeling.
Which stat are you most impressed with from the Jaguars victory over the Texans? Let us know in the comments below!
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