Jack had eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Patriots.
Jack and Telvin Smith combined for 16 tackles in the interior of the Jaguars defense held the Patriots to five yards per play. The 23-year-old currently leads the Jags with 18 tackles (14 solo) and an interception, and has a worthwhile matchup against run-heavy Tennessee next Sunday.
Jack wracked up 10 tackles and an interception for a touchdown in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Giants.
Jack's pick six came in the fourth quarter with the Giants only trailing by four points. The score gave Jacksonville a two score lead and proved the be the game icing points. The 10 tackles Jack recorded were his second-most in a single game. He's a big part of what has been a dominant Jaguars' defense and will look to continue his strong play when the Patriots come to Jacksonville in Week 2.
Jack played 97.9 percent of the Jaguars' defensive snaps last season, but his role as the strong-side linebacker in the base defense -- alongside Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny -- wasn't especially conductive to tackle opportunities. With Posluszny retiring, Jack will slide over to a more favorable position in the middle while Blair Brown likely takes over on the strong side in the base defense. Given that he's also locked in next to Smith in nickel packages, Jack shouldn't have much trouble improving on last year's mark of 5.6 tackles per game. Smith and Jack may soon form the best linebacker duo in the NFL, if they didn't already last season. Jack's ankle injury from the playoffs doesn't seem to be an issue.
Jack posted three tackles (one solo) and one pass breakup Sunday against the Texans.
In a game that was out of control early, with the Jags leading 31-0 at halftime, Jack's services weren't fully needed, and he played 51 of 62 possible defensive snaps. The second-year pro has only recorded over five tackles once in the last five matchups, though, making him a difficult play in championship week.
Jack recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's overtime win over the Chargers.
A week after being ejected early in a contest for skirmishing with the Bengals' A.J. Green, Jack hung around for all four quarters plus overtime in Sunday's victory over the Chargers. His eight solo tackles were the most in a single game since Week 4. He now has 66 tackles (48 solo) on the season as he has clearly become a pillar of the Jaguars' ferocious defense.
|5||10/7/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|14||12/6/18||@ TEN||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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