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Jacksonville Jaguars 20, New York Giants 15
Second-year running back Leonard Fournette looked good before being forced from the game with an injury in the second quarter. Fournette gained at least five yards on five of his nine carries, putting the powerful short-term burst that landed him as a top-5 pick a year ago on full display.
The offensive line was beaten up a bit by the Giants defensive line in the run game, but they had a nice afternoon in pass protection. Quarterback Blake Bortles was able to make many of his throws from a clean pocket, and the Giants were only able to get to him for one sack, a play where Kareem Martin was able to get past Andrew Norwell into the pocket.
The career of cornerback D.J. Hayden has been somewhat disappointing so far, however, in the slot for the Jaguars, he…