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On the 36-yard pass to Jordan Shipley on the Jaguars’ third drive, Cole lined up with inside leverage but still allowed Shipley an easy release to the inside. It also didn’t help that Chung, playing the robber role, didn’t show great awareness and saw Shipley too late to break up the pass.
Chung’s instincts were right when he ran hard at the 5 out to Lewis with 13:50 left in the second quarter, but then he eased up. Chung was just a step late with 7:39 remaining as well. Justin Blackmon had a 17-yard gain with 7:10 left where it looked like everyone was playing Cover 2 except Kyle Arrington.
Special teams (3 out of 5)
This unit isn’t exactly trending upward heading into the postseason, especially punter Zoltan Mesko, who was outkicked (4.1 hang time, 40.6 net) for the second straight game, this time by terrific rookie Bryan Anger (4.6 hang, 45.8 net). Matthew Slater and Nate Ebner continue to be coverage standouts. Mike Rivera made an important tackle on a poor final punt (3.8 hang, 35 net).