Ivory rushed five times, accumulating 48 yards and a fumble in Sunday's loss to Oakland. He added three yards on two catches.
Ivory's big moment came early in the second quarter when he rumbled through the Oakland defense for 42 yards and set up a field goal. Though listed as the backup, Ivory has a 20 to 14 advantage in touches over T.J. Yeldon in the two games since the bye - include a four to one lead in red-zone carries. Yeldon carried the ball five times to Ivory's three after the latter's fumble and - with back-to-back weeks with a fumble - ball security will be something to monitor in the coming weeks.
Ivory rushed 11 times for 32 yards and a touchdown, and caught both of his targets for three yards Sunday in Chicago.
Ivory recovered his own fumble on the Chicago 1-yard line in the first quarter, but didn't get another chance to punch it in on that drive due to a false start by the Jaguars. While he had to wait a while for his next opportunity, the powerful running back didn't let it go to waste and converted from one yard out on the second play of the fourth quarter. Ivory received a favorable share of the overall workload in the Jaguars backfield, out-touching T.J. Yeldon 13-7 even though Jacksonville was playing from behind all game.
Ivory is nearing 100 percent as Sunday's matchup with the Bears approaches.
The running back missed the first two games of the season with an undisclosed medical issue and has been working back toward full strength over the last few weeks. Coming off of a bye week, the Jaguars are encouraged by the progress Ivory has made. "He had a much better day today," coach Gus Bradley said Thursday."We'll be smart with him [Friday]. From where he was two days ago to today, much better, much better." The Jacksonville rushing attack has been among the least productive in the league thus far, and Ivory has amassed just 43 yards on 20 carries through two games against the Ravens and the Colts. Both he and co-starter T.J. Yeldon will look to get back on track in Chicago on Sunday.
In what goes down as his second game of the season, Ivory remained ineffective with his rushing attempts despite showing minimal effects from the injuries to his leg. Although he was able to increase his YPC from 1.2 in Week 3 to 3.6 in Week 4. he's yet to cross the goal line. However, he should remain the best best to score between him and T.J. Yeldon in any given week moving forward, though the latter figures to gain the most total yards from scrimmage. Overall, this Jacksonville backfield appears to be a full-blown committee, and may therefore be a hard one to predict production-wise on a week-to-week basis moving forward.
Despite missing the first two weeks with a still-undisclosed medical issue, Ivory seems to be at close to full strength ahead of Sunday's game. He was limited at Wednesday's practice due to minor knee and ankle injuries, but after logging full sessions both Thursday and Friday, his availability isn't in any question. With Ivory's health no longer the primary concern, attention shifts to his team's complete inability to open holes in the running game. Ivory gained just 14 yards on 12 carries in last week's loss to Baltimore, and T.J. Yeldon is averaging a meager 2.5 yards on his 34 totes this season. On a more optimistic note, Yeldon only took six carries last week, and the Colts aren't exactly a defensive powerhouse.
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|9||11/6/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||4||137||716||5.2||55||5||5||44|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||2||79||374||4.7||35||1||2||21|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||2||40||217||5.4||56||2||3||7|
|2013||New York Jets||15||6||182||833||4.6||69||3||8||34|
|2014||New York Jets||16||10||198||821||4.1||71||6||1||42|
|2015||New York Jets||15||14||247||1070||4.3||58||7||9||50|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||4||1||17||17.0||17||0||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||2||2||15||7.5||13||0||0||0||1|
|2013||New York Jets||15||6||2||10||5.0||12||0||0||0||1|
|2014||New York Jets||16||10||18||123||6.8||23||1||1||0||4|
|2015||New York Jets||15||14||30||217||7.2||36||1||3||0||9|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||15||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||New York Jets||15||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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