The Jaguars' offense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence are purring like a finely-tuned luxury car.
Sunday's 38-10 victory over the host Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium, combined with last week's 24-0 shutout of the Indianapolis Colts at home, set standards for efficiency and production that haven't been seen in years — and even decades.
Lawrence completed 28 of 39 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns, only the second time in his NFL career that he has thrown for three scores in one game. He did it in his first game as a rookie in 2021 and had two in one game only twice since then — the second time last week vs. the Colts.
He used seven receivers, led by Zay Jones with 10 receptions for 85 yards. James Robinson had his first 100-yard game since Oct. 10, 2021 against Tennessee and Travis Etienne added 45 yards on the ground and three receptions for 30 yards.
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All impressive numbers. But the way in which the Jags have done it goes beyond statistics:
• The Jaguars are turnover-free in back-to-back games for the first time since 2019 against the Chargers and Oakland.
• The offensive line (and Robinson and Etienne, who have been stellar in pass protection), did not allow a sack for the second game in a row. The last time a Jaguars starting quarterback didn't hit the ground in back-to-back games was in 2007 when David Garrard wasn't sacked against Carolina and Pittsburgh.
• The Jags have scored 24 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since 2020 when they had 29 points against the Chargers and 25 the following week against Houston. Both of those games were losses.
• The 62 points the Jaguars have scored in the last two games are the most in consecutive games since 2017 when they had 78 in a victory over Houston (45 points) and a loss to San Francisco (33).
• The Jaguars have won back-to-back games by 20 points or more for the first time since 2000 when they beat Cleveland 48-0 and Arizona 44-10.
• According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Jaguars are only the second team in the Super Bowl era to win consecutive games by 24 or more points as an underdog in both games.
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• The Jaguars had only two penalties for 10 yards, converted 8 of 15 third-down plays and for the second week in a row converted two of three fourth-down plays. In a 28-22 loss to Washington to open the season, the Jags had 13 penalties for 90 yards and converted only 3 of 12 third downs.
• Time of possession was another dominant statistic for the Jaguars. They had the ball for more than 38 minutes to just over 21 for L.A., and had 75 plays from scrimmage to 57.
Lawrence and coach Doug Pederson both said the relatively error-free games the last two weeks have been a process that begins in practice.
"It comes down to the preparation during the week and that pays off on game day," Pederson said.
Lawrence said the key is to start "stacking" games like the last two.
"The coolest thing is to see that intensity and focus this week," Lawrence said. "It's a sign we're headed in the right direction."
Zay Jones said on the Jaguars post-game radio show with Bucky Brooks that the offense is "in a zone."
"Credit the week of preparation, the game plan," he said. "We played very, very well in all three phases and I'm really proud of our guys."
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