Travis Etienne Puts Up Big Numbers in London

October 09, 2023

Athlete Studio

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne delivered a breakout performance in Week 5, showcasing his exceptional skills as a rusher and receiver. With 136 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and an additional 48 yards as a receiver, Etienne's impact on the game was undeniable.

Etienne's remarkable display of talent made him a standout player for the Jaguars in their thrilling 25-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Alongside quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Etienne emerged as one of the team's top performers.

Despite the accolades, Etienne's sense of humor shone through on social media as he playfully acknowledged that even a stellar performance could have its drawbacks.

This game marked the second time in Etienne's career that he achieved multiple touchdowns in a single game. Additionally, it represented his second-highest rushing yardage in a single game.

The first of Etienne's touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, as he skillfully maneuvered around the edge for a six-yard score, granting the Jaguars an 18-7 lead. However, it was his second touchdown that truly demonstrated his explosive abilities. Bursting down the field for a 35-yard go-ahead touchdown, Etienne sealed the victory with a mesmerizing display of speed and agility.

Reflecting on his performance, Etienne acknowledged the challenges of the NFL and the importance of perseverance. "That's just the NFL. You see week in and week out, you won't see guys get 100 yards if they don't have 20 carries. This is the NFL," Etienne stated. "Everyone has great defenders out there, great defensive lines and stuff like that, and it was just stick with it, like the first half. They played really well.

"They played disciplined. They were making tackles and you've just got to wear them down throughout the game, and wear them down, wear them down. We were able to do that, and those tackles they were making in the first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, they don't make those tackles anymore. Guys start making business decisions and that's when you have to put your head down and keep running," Etienne concluded.

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