Bortles completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, and added 33 yards on six carries Sunday against the Chargers. Bortles was asked to sling the ball around often because the Jaguars trailed for the vast majority of this contest, allowing the quarterback to pile up a very respectable yardage total. The Jaguars lost receiver Allen Hurns to a concussion, but prized free agent acquisition Julius Thomas finally stepped up with his first 100-yard game of the season. Bortles will need to maintain a strong rapport with the tight end moving forward if he wants to avoid a drop-off in production in Hurns' absence.
Bortles completed just 22 of the 45 passes he attempted Sunday in Baltimore, picking up 188 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Bortles struggled to connect with his receivers despite facing a generous Baltimore pass defense. The second-year quarterback picked up less than half the yardage he gained last week against the Jets, and threw an interception for the fifth straight game. Bortles has clearly improved compared to his rookie season, but he still lacks week-to-week consistency.
Bortles completed 24-of-40 passes for a career-high 381 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Jets. He also rushed four times for 32 yards but fumbled twice, losing one, and was sacked six times for a loss of 43 yards. The Jets came into the game with one of the stronger pass defenses in the NFL, but Bortles managed to connect with seven different receivers, including Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson who both finished with more than 120 yards each. Bortles has thrown for multiple touchdowns in four consecutive games, posting a 11:7 TD:INT ratio during the span, and he'll look to extend his streak in Week 10 at Baltimore.
Jaguars improving quarterback Blake Bortles completed 13 of 29 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a defeat of Buffalo on Sunday in London. The second-year signal caller faced a tough test against a disruptive Bills defense, but he still managed to lead his team to its second victory of the season. Although he threw his eighth interception in seven games, Bortles has now thrown multiple touchdowns five times this season and is looking more and more like the franchise quarterback Jacksonville so desperately needs.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles completed 30 of 53 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns, but added three interceptions in a Sunday loss to the Texans. He added 37 rushing yards. Despite the turnovers, Bortles added another to a string of strong performances, setting a season-high in passing yardage. The second-year signal caller, who is now averaging 289 yards and 2.4 touchdowns over the last five games, is making the most of a much-improved group of skill position players. He will face a tough test next week against the Bills.
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