Trevor Lawrence was not a hundred percent last Thursday. However, the Jaguars QB did not look hurt at all. The Jaguars vs Saints game was not the prettiest one in Week 7. Nevertheless, the Jacksonville Jaguars won due to New Orleans’ mistakes.

With 3:08 remaining, Lawrence, playing on a sprained knee from Sunday, connected with Christian Kirk for the game-winning score. Also, the Jaguars’ defense made a stop inside the 10-yard line in the final minute. The Saints nearly won the game on a last-second two-point conversion attempt.

With just 30 seconds to go, the Saints’ Foster Moreau dropped what seemed like a sure touchdown when the ball hit the palm of his hands. A fourth-down throw was intercepted on the next play. Thus, the Jaguars went on to win 31-24.

Jaguars vs Saints – NFL Week 7

Jaguars vs Saints Week 7 RecapThe Saints made plenty of other mistakes in addition to that horrific drop. The booing from Saints fans increased in volume as the first half progressed, and they were well deserved. Things went from bad to worse. The offense was inept within the 20-yard line, and all they could do was dump the ball off to Alvin Kamara. The first-half passing stats for Carr were depressing.

According to sportsbook pay per head reports, the Jaguars scored on their opening drive because the defense gave them a free pass, and Travis Etienne Jr. scored twice on 17-yard runs because of the same lack of resistance. In the last two minutes before halftime, the special teams had a failed field goal, a 28-yard punt, and allowed a fake punt for a first down. According to bookie software reports, the coaching staff made strange choices. It included going for it on fourth-and-2 from the Jaguars’ 44-yard line and then punting on fourth-and-3 from the 46-yard line a few minutes later.

There was an improvement at the outset of the second half, but it was short-lived. Foyesade Oluokun, a linebacker for the Jaguars, returned a deflected ball over the middle for a score. That pushed the Jaguars’ advantage to 24-9.

According to sports news reports, the Saints were not hopeless with a 15-point deficit, but nobody in the Superdome believed Carr could rally the team to victory. However, he did. Even though their quarterback was injured, the Jaguars still managed to win Thursday’s game. They are willing to accept it in whatever form.