The running game was held to under 100 yards for the second consecutive week; the Jaguars have not been held under 100 yards in three consecutive games since 2001. Del Rio, however, did not blame the poor performance of the running game on the absence of Maurice Jones-Drew.
His replacement, Rashad Jennings, was praised for his play on Sunday.
“I don’t think he had much of a chance,” Del Rio said of Jennings, who rushed for just 32 yards on 15 carries. “He saved us on a play or two (in pass-blocking); on Mike Thomas’ touchdown, he saved the day. I think he was ready to go. We just didn’t give him much space.”