Jaguars HC Jack Del Rio, who had called for offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to throw more, seemed to have no problem with the emphasis on the pass. He wanted to try to burn the Saints' blitzes.
"I thought the mix was pretty good," Del Rio said. "We broke down in the first couple of drives of our own, doing more than them. I think you saw a glimpse of what we're capable of there when we're doing things the way they need to be done."
Said Koetter: "We came out [calling pass plays on the first seven snaps] and we moved the ball. We didn't score. If we scored more, it wouldn't be an issue. I'm a huge fan of getting [Maurice Jones-Drew] more touches."