In Week 10, the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) travel to Green Bay to face the Packers (6-2) at 1 p.m. on FOX. Sunday's contest marks Jacksonville's third trip to Green Bay in franchise history and its first game at Lambeau Field since 2012.
LUTON'S LEGACY: QB Jake Luton became the first Jaguars rookie quarterback to throw for 300 yards in their debut when he completed 26 of 38 passes for 304 yards and two total TDs (one rushing, one passing) in his first career game last Sunday against the Texans. The sixth-round draft pick from Oregon State became the sixth quarterback in the NFL over the last 10 seasons to throw for 300-plus yards in his debut and the only player to do so in that span who was not drafted in the first round.
The Marysville, Wash. native started the game with a bang, completing a 73-yard TD to WR DJ Chark Jr. on Jacksonville's third play from scrimmage for the first completion of his career and the longest completion by any rookie this season. He also finished the game in impressive fashion when he orchestrated a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to pull the Jaguars within two points with 1:11 remaining. Luton capped the drive with a 13-yard TD run, becoming the first Jaguars quarterback to rush for a TD and throw for a TD in their first career game.
QUOTABLE: "I thought for his first game ever with limited reps, I thought he did an outstanding job really. I mean if you think about how much you talk about being a quarterback and how repetition is king and for him not to get any since training camp, and even in training camp he got few or far between, for him to step in his first NFL game and stand in there and take some shots and make some throws, I thought it was really incredible. Not many guys in their first game with that limited exposure can step into the fire like that and perform like he did." – Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden
CHARK ATTACK: WR DJ Chark Jr. produced his first 100-yard performance of 2020 in Week 9 against the Texans, finishing with seven catches for 146 yards and one TD. The game marked the fourth 100-yard performance of his career and was highlighted by a 73-yard score on Jacksonville's third play from scrimmage. The first-quarter score was the longest reception by a Jaguars player since Nov. 11, 2018 and tied for the seventh-longest reception by any player in the NFL this season. According to NextGen stats, Chark reached a top speed of 20.58 miles per hour on the reception, the second-highest speed by any Jaguars player this season.
Chark's four career 100-yard games are the fourth-most in franchise history through a player's first 33 games. In his three-year career, he has totaled 358 yards and two TDs in eight games against NFC opponents, including a career-high 164 yards at Carolina in 2019.
QUOTABLE: "Big thing for us [this weekend] is to have accountability and dominate our matchup. It's not going to necessarily be easy matchups. They have some of the best players in the league. They're one of the best teams in the league. But at the end of the day, when we put our pads on, it's an expectation so I hold myself to that standard, I hold my teammates to that standard and I hope that they can hold me to that standard too." – WR DJ Chark Jr.
LEGENDARY LAMBEAU: The Jaguars will play at the oldest continually-operating NFL stadium this Sunday when they face off against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Originally opening in 1957, Lambeau Field is considered one of the most revered stadiums in the country and has been home to some of the NFL's greatest moments.
The Jaguars' first visit to Lambeau Field came in 2004 with Jacksonville defeating Green Bay, 28-25, in 12-degree weather (-3 wind chill). RB Fred Taylor led the way for the Jaguars with 165 rushing yards and one TD while WR Jimmy Smith caught four passes for 87 yards. Sunday marks the Jaguars' third trip to Lambeau Field in franchise history and their first since 2012.
QUOTABLE: "It's somewhere I've dreamed of playing. Lambeau Field is pretty historic, pretty awesome. It'd be real cool if it was rocking, a lot of people cheering against you. So, it'll be a little different with it being empty but I'm sure it'll still be awesome. It'll be a cool moment to step out on the field and take it all in." – QB Jake Luton
SCHO-TIME RETURNS HOME: LB Joe Schobert returns to the state where he began his football career this weekend. Schobert was raised in Waukesha and won a Division I state title with Waukesha West prior to playing collegiately for the University of Wisconsin. After beginning his career with the Badgers as a walk-on, he was named a team captain in 2015 and earned All-American honors as a senior.
After signing with the Jaguars in free agency this offseason, Schobert has started all eight games at middle linebacker in 2020 and totaled a team-leading 62 tackles, three tackles for loss and one INT. Since he became a full-time starter in 2017, Schobert's 440 tackles are the third-most in the NFL, and he is the only player in the NFL with at least 400 tackles and five-plus INTs.
Sunday will be the first time Schobert has played a regular season NFL game in his home state.
QUOTABLE: "I grew up there, played college football in Wisconsin, it's always going to be home for me. [I] grew up a huge Packers fan. It stinks, it's unfortunate that Lambeau Field will be empty, but just going to Lambeau Field, driving through the neighborhood when you get there and it just looms over some of the houses as you turn the corner. It's a historic place to play. You feel the history when you get to the stadium and it's always somewhere I love to play at. I love to just be in the environment and would love to get a win in Lambeau, especially with these guys this year." – LB Joe Schobert
RECORD-SETTING ROOKIE: RB James Robinson finished last week's game with 25 rushes for 99 yards, surpassing Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay for the most scrimmage yards by an undrafted rookie through the first nine weeks of a season in NFL history. The Illinois State product leads the Jaguars in scrimmage yards (805), rushing yards (580) and total TDs (seven) this season. He has scored in three consecutive games and with a touchdown this weekend, he would become the first Jaguars player since 2015 (TE Julius Thomas) to score at least one TD in four straight games.
In Week 9, Robinson, QB Jake Luton and WR Laviska Shenault Jr. all started, marking just the second time in franchise history the Jaguars have started a rookie quarterback, running back and wide receiver in the same game.
QUOTABLE: "I knew he was special the first couple days. He was real smooth, real focused. We stepped into rookie camp, we'd never even met in person, and he knew everything. He knew where he was supposed to be, knew the protections, he knew it all. Once we got pads on, watching him in the blocking drills, I was like, 'Man, this guy's going to be special.' He's stepping up and not only can he run the ball really well, he's blocking linebackers, stepping up in the hole, so he'll do it all. He'll run out of the backfield. I knew pretty early on he was going to be special." – QB Jake Luton