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(AP) — Nothing has gone right for the Jacksonville Jaguars since early October.Injuries mounted, losses followed and all the momentum the franchise built during a surprising run in the AFC playoffs last year disappeared.The team’s six-game losing streak heading to Buffalo — a rematch from the 2017 postseason — has raised questions about what will happen in the offseason.Spoiler alert: Don’t expect drastic changes.The Jaguars (3-7) believe the rash of injuries they endured goes well beyond normal, especially since most occurred on the offensive side of the ball, and they would like to keep the core of the team together for a do-over in 2019.“I don’t even know if I’ve ever heard of something like this,” offensive coordinator Nathanial Hackett said. “Even asking Coach (Tom) Coughlin, this was actually I want to say probably Week 5 before it had actually gotten to this level, which you didn’t think it could get much crazier, but even talking with him, I just remember he looked at me and said, ‘This is a total abomination. I don’t understand how this can happen.'”It was the first glimpse into how Coughlin, who’s in charge of all football decisions, views the seemingly lost season.Jacksonville played six games without running back and offensive centerpiece Leonard Fournette and lost three left tackles, two tight ends L.J. Collier Jersey , leading receiver Marqise Lee and dynamic scat back Corey Grant. Many of those guys were placed on injured reserve early in the season.The Jags haven’t looked the same since.“Having some key guys go down, a good amount of them on the offensive side of the ball, kind of changes things,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “You have to find a way. That’s going to happen. You’re going to lose guys, you’re going to have guys get hurt.“You have to be able to have guys that can plug in and play and continue to find ways to win football games. We have struggled doing that. I have no idea what they are thinking or what they are going to do. I know we have six more chances to try and persuade them one way or another.”The first one comes against the Bills (3-7), who were eliminated from the playoffs with a 10-7 loss in Jacksonville in January.Bortles completed 12 of 23 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in that one. He was clearly off, but he avoided turnovers and scrambled for several key first late that allowed the Jaguars to milk the clock.Bortles played well the next two weeks and was rewarded with a three-year, $54 million contract in February. He’s been the team’s biggest disappointment since , but the Jaguars are quick to point out all the injuries and inconsistency surrounding him.The offensive line has been a mess, most notably because of injuries to left tackle Cam Robinson, backup Josh Wells, third-teamer Josh Walker, center Brandon Linder and guard A.J. Cann.Jacksonville’s receiving corps has done little to help Bortles out. Receiver Keelan Cole is tied for the league lead with seven dropped passes http://www.seahawksfootballauthentic...rsey-authentic , and third-down running back T.J. Yeldon is close behind with five. Receivers DJ Chark and Rashad Greene also had outcome-altering miscues late in recent weeks.The once-vaunted defense has been better of late as the team has started to re-establish its physical identity.Nonetheless, there will be changes ahead. Just not a complete makeover. Even Bortles appears safe considering he’s due to count $21 million against the salary cap in 2019. Cutting him would still cost Jacksonville $16.5 million.“Injuries are part of it as drastic as it may be. I am not going to be that guy” who blames injuries, coach Doug Marrone said. “I have to do a better job, like I have said before. I am going to take responsibility for what I have to do, and at the end of the day, I can live with that. … You are put in a leadership role. You have to take responsibility. It is very easy to look at it and point fingers or say things and make excuses. The best part of being a head coach is the job is so clearly defined. More than any other job in an organization. It is defined by winning games.“When you are not, you are not doing your job. When you do, you have done a good job. Don’t sit there too long and gloat. You have to get on to the next one because you have to keep playing.” WASHINGTON (AP) — With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line, and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It’s quite a drastic shift from who they’ve been under coach Jay Gruden until now.Their defense stops the run — gasp! — and their offense — get this! — moves the ball on the ground.“It starts up front, in the trenches,” Gruden said Monday. “Those big guys are doing a great job.”He was talking about Washington’s defensive front, but he also might as well have been referring to the offensive line D.K. Metcalf Jersey , which is led by left tackle Trent Williams and right guard Brandon Scherff and has been leading the way for Peterson.So bad against the run for so long, the defense is suddenly stout as can be. It limited the NFL’s No. 2 rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, to 34 yards — his second-lowest output in the league — in the Redskins’ 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Elliott’s longest gain was 6 yards.That came a week after the Redskins limited Christian McCaffrey to 20 yards rushing and the entire Carolina team to 81 during a 23-17 win against the Panthers.“We’re making teams earn every blade of grass they get,” Gruden said.Now comes another test for Washington, which leads the NFC East: rookie sensation Saquon Barkley and the last-place New York Giants next Sunday.The Redskins are giving up only 87.3 yards on the ground each game, third in the NFL. One key: Washington is one oftwo clubs to not have allowed a 20-yard run this season. Minnesota is the other.“It’s as much of a mindset as anything,” linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said about stopping Elliott and the Cowboys, who had won four games in a row against the Redskins. “We definitely have taken it personally that they’ve had so much success running the ball against us the past couple of years.”Truly, everyone has.Last season, Washington owned the worst run defense in the NFL, with opponents rushing for 134.1 yards per game. In 2016, it was 24th of 32 clubs at 119.8 per game allowed. And in 2015 http://www.seahawksfootballauthentic...rsey-authentic , 26th at 122.6 per game allowed.So this season has seen what Gruden called “a major improvement,” one he attributed in part to the pair of first-round draft picks out of Alabama, Allen (who missed 11 games as a rookie in 2017 because of an injury) and rookie Payne.Safety D.J. Swearinger nicknamed that duo the Alabama Wall.On the other side of the ball, Gruden has embraced the running game much more than in his previous four seasons as a head coach in Washington.After Peterson’s 99 yards on 24 carries against the Cowboys — the fourth time in six games this season he’s topped 95 — the Redskins are third in the league at 29.5 runs per game and 14th at 119 yards per game.Those numbers are way up from the full 2017 season, when the team ended up ranked 24th with 25.1 runs per game and 28th with 90.5 yards per game.Under Gruden, the Redskins have never finished a season averaging more than 26.8 carries or 106 yards per game.They’ve also never had Peterson, who was available to any team when the Redskins signed him in the preseason.“Adrian has been a big lift for us, without a doubt. We are 4-2, and he is big a part of it,” Gruden said. “So we just have to keep feeding him.”Notes: Gruden said that CB Fabian Moreau sprained his ankle and RT Morgan Moses injured his elbow against Dallas. CB Quinton Dunbar, who missed Sunday’s game with what the team said was a bruised shin, was going to get checked out to see whether he had a nerve problem.