The /nfl/afc-south/indianapolis-colts” rel=””>Indianapolis Colts and the Week 6 road matchup versus the Per Pro Football Reference, Ngakoue is among just 10 NFL players (including Charles Haley, Tamba Hali, Julius Peppers and Terrell Suggs) to record at least 3.0 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and an interception in their rookie season–and Ngakoue has done it in just four games.
While bye weeks are typically associated with relaxation and recovery after weeks of taxing work, the Jaguars dealt with brutal Florida weather instead of R&R. Category-4 Hurricane Matthew pounded cities and towns along Florida’s Atlantic coast this past week but delivered the heaviest blow in and around the Jacksonville Beach area.
Much of the population residing in the vicinity of the beaches found itself under a mandatory evacuation order, which proved necessary after significant flooding occurred in the coastal areas of Jacksonville and St. Augustine. All of the Jaguars’ players and staff were able to evacuate in time and avoid the dangers of a storm that left 800 dead in Haiti before making landfall in the US.
With the bye-week blues in the rearview mirror, head coach Gus Bradley and Co. will begin to prepare for the lackluster Bears in Week 6. Though the Bears fail to strike fear into the hearts of many teams in the league, the Jaguars must carry over all the positives from the London win versus the Colts in order to beat the John Fox-coached squad at home.
The Jaguars kickoff versus the Bears at 1 PM EST at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, October 16.