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ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 3: Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Atlanta Falcons 6

Aug 25, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) runs for a score against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field.
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Atlanta Falcons 6 Analyst Takeaways After a strong game last week, rookie wideout Calvin Ridley struggled with dropped passes against Jacksonville.
Rookie quarterback Kurt Benkert didn’t finish with a strong stat line, and his PFF grade won’t jump off the charts, but his passes were just inches away on a number of plays down the stretch.
Cornerback Robert Alford may have made the play of the night in the first quarter.
The Falcons’ defensive front had their way with the Jacksonville offensive line.
Quarterback Blake Bortles had a difficult time making accurate throws, especially downfield.
He made several errant throws that led to multiple turnover-worthy plays.
Running backs Corey Grant and Leonard Fournette carried the Jacksonville offense.
Fournette had a brilliant touchdown run in which he sliced up the Atlanta defense.
Credit the Jacksonville defense with making key stops on third and fourth down in the red zone, but Matt Ryan and Kurt Benkert both failed to capitalize on the opportunities the Jaguars gave them.

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Aug 25, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) runs for a score against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night, 17-6 continuing the third full week of preseason action in the NFL.

PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game. For more data and analysis from the game, utilize our Premium Stats 2.0 dashboard to expand your knowledge on the key players, signature stats and much more.

FINAL SCORE

Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Atlanta Falcons 6

Analyst Takeaways

After a strong game last week, rookie wideout Calvin Ridley struggled with dropped passes against Jacksonville. He nearly had a receiving touchdown, but safety Jarrod Wilson made a nice pass breakup in the end zone.

Rookie quarterback Kurt Benkert didn’t finish with a strong stat line, and his PFF grade won’t jump off the charts, but his passes were just inches away on a number of plays down the stretch. He had a great pocket presence for…

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