Jaguars Vs. Vikings, Week 1: Jacksonville Offensive Line Injuries Mount

While the Jacksonville Jaguars lost a heart-breaking OT game to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the bigger concern over at SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country is the injuries to their offensive line:

The Jaguars lost both guard Eben Britton and right tackle Cameron Bradfield mid-way through the game, which is coincidentally when the Jaguars offense took a dive off a cliff. After the game guard Uche Nwaneri, who left for a few plays with an injury of his own, was seen in the locker room with a boot on his foot, with Britton and Bradfield wearing boots as well. The Jaguars will have a real issue on their hands if these three players are lost for any significant about of time (i.e., next week) as the protection in the passing game was a massive problem when those players left.

The last thing a young QB like Blaine Gabbert needs is protection issues upfront, as few signal-callers can improve their accuracy or decision-making with defensive players breathing down their neck.

Every team in the NFL worries about staying healthy, but rebuilding teams like the Jaguars have a much smaller margin for error and can ill afford significant losses along their line.

For more on the Jaguars, head over to Big Cat Country, and for all things Vikings, check out Daily Norseman. Also head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for even more coverage from around the league.

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