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LA Chargers: 3 things we learned about the Jaguars in Week 6

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and teammates Mike Glennon #2 and Brandon Linder #65 enter the field before the start of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 18: Gardner Minshew #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and teammates Mike Glennon #2 and Brandon Linder #65 enter the field before the start of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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2. The focus should not be on James Robinson running the football

James Robinson really came out of nowhere for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season and has become a pretty prominent name among football fans, that is, if you are playing fantasy football and you were able to pick him up on the waiver wire after Week 1.

Robinson burst onto the scene with some fantastic games on the ground. He carried the ball 16 times for 62 yards in his first game, 16 times for 102 yards his second game and found the endzone twice on the ground in his third game.

However, his numbers have leveled off in the weeks following and his output in this game was low. He carried the ball just 12 times for 29 yards. Robinson definitely should not be slept on, but he is not this dynamic back that may have been more worrisome earlier in the year.

That does not mean the Chargers can overlook him because where Robinson can really burn them is in the passing game. Robinson caught four passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. While that might not be fantastic, he has been a solid receiving back all season and that is something that could hurt the Chargers.

The Chargers’ pass-coverage among the linebackers is really rough and the middle of the field is often exposed, especially for running backs. Getting Robinson going early in the passing game should be the Jaguars’ goal against the Chargers and we learned in Week 6 that his impact is bigger on passing downs.

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