JACKSONVILLE – Close isn’t enough anymore, nor has it ever been.
And while the frustration the Jaguars have felt in recent weeks is real, running back Trevor Lawrence agreed with his teammates on Wednesday that it was overshadowed by the decision to end their ongoing one-game losing streak and the frustration that came with it.
“I’ve said it before and it makes me a little sick of it, but we know we’re a good team,” Lawrence said Wednesday as the Jaguars (2-6) prepared to play the Las Vegas Raiders (2-5) at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. “At the end of the day, you have to go win.”
The Jaguars, after going 2-1 in the AFC South in September, have lost five straight games – including a 21-17 loss to the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium in London last Sunday. However, the players said on Wednesday that they have not given up on this season.
“I think we’re still in a position to get where we need to be,” Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen said. “We don’t want to get into a position where we’re not playing for anything.”
Wide receiver Christian Kirk said, “We all realize the opportunity in front of us and we still have nine weeks left. We can still make this thing what we want to make of it.”
The Jaguars are in third place in the AFC South behind the Tennessee Titans (5-2) and Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1) with the Houston Texans in fourth (1-5-1). The Los Angeles Chargers are in the seventh and final AFC playoff spot at 4-3 with all other AFC teams at or below .500.
“Right now we’re still in a position where we can still play for what we wanted to play for at the beginning of the year,” Allen said. “It might not look like it, but it’s really open to any team. We have to fight where we work and we have to win.
“We have to win games now. If we keep losing and winning games in Week 15, it doesn’t help us. We have to win now.”
All five of the Jaguars’ losses this season have been by a score or less and they’ve led in every game they’ve played this season. They’ve also led by double digits in three of their last five games, with the defense allowing a go-ahead goal in the final six minutes in each of their last four games.
During the five-game losing streak, Lawrence led the offense twice for fourth-quarter leads — against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 and against the Broncos on Sunday. But he struggled down the stretch in the red zone, throwing three interceptions there – including an interception in the end zone against the Broncos.
“The way it went, every game was a different story about what happened, but still the same message, ‘That’s where we lose because of possession,'” Lawrence said. “Obviously it’s starting to build. People are starting to get frustrated.
“I was frustrated for a few days after the game and even today – it just gives us the edge to come back and work.”
Lawrence also threw an interception against the Broncos on the Jaguars’ final offensive play, a play that came with 1:43 left in the game after a Denver field goal.
I know I didn’t give us the best chance to win and I’m disappointed about that, Lawrence said. “Guys work too hard for it. There’s definitely frustration. Guys talk about it, and I think that’s a great thing about our team. Guys communicate.
“You don’t put on a smile and act like everything’s fine. It’s not. We’ve lost five in a row. Everybody’s angry and frustrated. Not at each other. There’s no finger-pointing. But we all understand and have that dialogue about what we need to do.
“Everybody knows what we need to do. We just need to do it.”
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|Name||Trevor Lawrence Jr.|
|Netto value||Roughly over a million dollars|
|Age||22 years old (born on October 6, 1999)|
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