It was a new beginning, a new era.
And if Doug Pederson’s first game as Jaguars head coach was uneventful, this debut came without a host of front-line players — including starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Veteran backup Jake Luton started in place of Lawrence and the Jaguars fell behind quickly in a 27-11 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday. The game was the opener of the 2022 NFL preseason and was televised nationally by NBC.
“I thought the effort was really good overall,” Pederson said. “We just have to clean it up. There were too many little mistakes.”
The Jaguars ejected 21 first-line players from the game.
“We made sure everybody played in that game,” Pederson said. “As we go forward, there will be a little more starters and guys that we think will be on the 53[-player] roster as we go.”
Luton, the third-team quarterback behind Lawrence and C.J. Beathard — who didn’t play while rehabbing an offseason groin injury — completed 10 of 17 passes for 94 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions through two quarters.
Trailing 20-0 at halftime, the Jaguars’ quarterback Kyle Sloter completed 13 of 25 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown and did not throw an interception in the second half.
The Raiders were outgained by the Jaguars 321-273 for the game, including 234-106 in the first half. The Jaguars were penalized six times for 60 yards.
“We talk about the details; we talk about being a smarter football team,” Pederson said. “We didn’t show that tonight with too many expensive penalties at the wrong time. We have to protect the football. That was really the deciding factor.”
Most of the Jaguars’ offensive linemen were retained: linebacker Trevor Lawrence, wide receiver Christian Kirk, wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., wide receiver Zay Jones, tight end Evan Engram and running back Travis Etienne Jr. Starting forwards Brandon Scherff, Cam Robinson and Tyler Shatley also missed the game.
The highlight for the Jaguars came early when rookie outside linebacker Travon Walker — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft — registered a sack on the Raiders’ second series.
The Jaguars registered five sacks: two by defensive lineman Arden Key, one by Walker, one by linebacker Grant Morgan and one by defensive lineman Israel Antwine.
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Injury report: Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell was hurt in the first quarter before quickly carting off the field and playing on the next series.
“I thought our D-Line played well,” Pederson said.
How much are NFL tickets in London?
How much are NFL London tickets? When NFL London games are at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, these tickets start at $31 and go up to $141. This may interest you : #BaeInHyuk Talks About Being A Cheerleader In New Drama “#CheerUp” With #HanJiHyun – Latest Tweet by. Expect to pay an average of $600 for premium NFL tickets.
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How much does it cost to play an NFL game in London? When NFL London games are at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, these tickets start at $31 and go up to $141. Expect to pay an average of $600 for premium NFL tickets.
What NFL team is most popular in London?
Here is the full list of NFL franchises, ranked by their popularity in the UK: On the same subject : Football preview for young people 2022.
- Miami Dolphins, 27%
- Dallas Cowboys, 20%
- New York Giants, 18%
- Green Bay Packers, 17%
- Chicago Bears, 17%
- New York Jets, 17%
- Cleveland Browns, 16%
- Seattle Seahawks, 14%