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Statistically speaking: Friday five

Posted Oct 6, 2017

Every Friday during the 2017 NFL regular season, Jaguars public relations assistant Gaby Moran will bring the five best facts to know about the Jaguars heading into the game on Sunday

JACKSONVILLE – Every Friday during the 2017 NFL regular season, Jaguars public relations assistant Gaby Moran will bring the five best facts to know about the Jaguars heading into the game on Sunday:

1.       Four for Fournette: Last Sunday against the Jets, running back Leonard Fournette registered 24 carries for 86 yards and four catches for 59 yards, including his first career receiving touchdown. Fournette has recorded a touchdown in every NFL game he’s played, becoming the first player in franchise history to score a scrimmage touchdown in each of his first four games. Fournette is one of three non-quarterbacks in the NFL responsible for at least one touchdown in each of the first four games of the season.

2.       Ngakoue News: In Week 4, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue registered 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble against the Jets, marking his second multi-sack game of the season (Week 1 vs. HOU) and his career. Since 2016, Ngakoue is one of five players to record at least 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble in multiple games. After Sunday, he has totaled 12.0 sacks in his 20-game career, the most in 20 career games by a Jaguars player in franchise history.

3.       Scoop-and-Score: Linebacker Myles Jack recovered a fumble and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Jets last Sunday.  Jack’s 81-yard fumble return for a touchdown is the third-longest fumble recovery for a touchdown in franchise history and the second this season (Week 1 vs. HOU, 53-yards by Dante Fowler Jr.).

4.       Bend it like Nortman: Last Sunday, punter Brad Nortman totaled five punts inside the 20 against the New York Jets, a career high. Nortman is tied for the second-most punts inside the 20 in a game this season, trailing Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber’s six punts inside the 20.

5.       Opening Drive Success: Last Sunday, the Jaguars drove 61 yards on their opening offensive possession and ended it with a 10-yard receiving touchdown by running back Leonard Fournette. Head Coach Doug Marrone is entering his seventh game as the coach of the team after taking over in Week 16 of the 2016 season and in all six games under Marrone, the Jaguars have registered points on their opening offensive possession. The Jaguars’ six consecutive games with points scored on the opening possession is tied for the longest active streak in the NFL (New England Patriots).

 

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