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Cougs in the NFL, Week 7 recap

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Could the Jaguars really bench Gardner Minshew?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars opened the 2020 season with a win, led by quarterback Gardner Minshew, but it has been tough sledding since then. The Jaguars have one of the least-talented rosters in the NFL, especially on the defensive side. And while there would seemingly be plenty of blame to go around the coaching staff, it appears the blame might instead fall on Minshew.

The Jaguars lost again on Sunday with Minshew completing 14-of-27 passes for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He did not turn the ball over. The Jaguars defense, meanwhile, allowed 29 first downs, 484 yards and 39 points. But, Mike Glennon is totally the solution.

Daniel Ekuale - Ekuale was one again among the Jaguars inactive players.

Hercules Mata’afa - Mata’afa got the week off as the Vikings were on a bye.

Dezmon Patmon - Patmon was also off this week with the Colts on a bye.

Frankie Luvu - Luvu landed on Injured Reserve this week after suffering a groin injury last week. Luvu will be forced to sit out two more games before he is eligible to return. Groin injuries can take some time, so it might be a few weeks before we see Luvu on the field again.

Jalen Thompson - Thompson remains on Injured Reserve. He is eligible to be activated, but it appears the Cardinals are giving him more time to get healthy.

Joe Dahl - Dahl was in his second game back from Injured Reserve, but again played in a reserve role. Dahl lost his starting job while injured,

Andre Dillard - Dillard remains out for the 2020 season due to injury.

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