Trevor Lawrence's house warming party crashed by the Browns 23-13
Jacksonville, FL- The Jags' offense sputters against the Cleveland Browns.
Coming into this season, there were a lot of high expectations for the Jaguars after picking up the number one draft pick in Trevor Lawrence. For the first time in his career, Lawrence made his preseason debut against the Cleveland Browns. Lawrence's first series was a combination of runs and passes after overcoming a sack on his first play behind center. Despite the encouraging drive, it ended in a three and out with nothing to show for it.
Outside of their first drive, the Jags' offense was a bit stagnant for the most part in the first half. Lawrence had a couple of balls that went over the heads of his receivers and Jacksonville had trouble converting on third downs. Lawrence's day was finished mid-way in the second quarter and finished 6 out of 9 for 71 yards.
Despite the offense not flowing like the river, defensively the Jags kept the Browns from breaking the game wide open. They had a couple of crucial third down stops in the redzone, which forced Cleveland to kick a couple of field goals. However, the defense could only do so much being on the field for a lengthy period of time. Cleveland went onto score a touchdown with .13 seconds left in the half. At the end of the half, Jacksonville walked in the locker room down 13-0.
After a quarterback switch at the start of the second half, the Jags looked like another team. C.J.Beathard had his team rolling as he delivered some smooth strikes to his receivers, but that all faded away with a couple of penalties. Jacksonville had to settle for a 42-yard field goal that went wide left. At the start of the fourth quarter, on a fourth and goal, the Jags cashed in on a touchdown. After the touchdown, they went for a two point conversion, which was not successful. Jacksonville cut the Browns lead to a two possession game, 16-6.
Jacksonville could not get their offense moving in the right direction and went on to lose big.