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Week 11 QB Index: Trevor Lawrence Keeps Rising After Performance vs. Chiefs

The Jaguars may have lost in Week 10, but they did at least get a strong week of play from Trevor Lawrence.

If the Jacksonville Jaguars can take any solace in their Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, it is that for the second week in a row they got winning quarterback play from Trevor Lawrence.

That didn't result in a win in the 27-17 loss, which dropped the Jaguars to 3-7, but it did reflect growth in the second-year passer.

"Trevor is Trevor. He just kind of handles his business the way he does and prepares the same, studies the same, and I think what you’re seeing is just him learning from mistakes that were made previously in the season, opportunities that we’ve missed, and he’s just capitalizing that," Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said this week. 

"That’s a good player that’s just taking correction and coaching and understanding what we’re asking him to do. Just being better as a player.”

Lawrence completed 72.5% of his passes for two touchdowns and 259 yards, giving him a 106.1 passer rating. It was his second game in a row without an interception, with Lawrence making several impressive throws on critical downs in all phases of the game. Were it not for a drop by Chrisitan Kirk and a penalty on Cam Robinson, Lawrence would have had a three-touchdown, 300-yard type of day. 

As a result of his strong performance, Lawrence is unsurprisingly rising in NFL.com's quarterback index.

Lawrence is entering Week 11 ranked as the No. 16 quarterback, three spots higher than the No. 19 spot he held last week.

"Has our young friend with the flowing locks turned a corner? In consecutive clean starts, Lawrence has posted a 76.1 completion percentage with three scores, zero picks and 79 yards on the ground," NFL.com wrote. 

"He was punished with five sacks in Sunday's loss to Kansas City, but Lawrence's continued chemistry with Christian Kirk -- boasting a 17/181/3 line over the past two weeks -- anchors an offense that grows competent when the second-year starter finds his accuracy, dials down the mistakes and lets his natural gifts take over."

Week 2: No. 19

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Week 3: No. 20

Week 4: No. 14

Week 5: No. 17

Week 6: No. 24

Week 7: No. 21

Week 8: No. 20

Week 10: No. 19

Week 11: No. 16

“Yeah, I think “get it” is part of it. I think he’s understanding our system better," Pederson said this week about Lawrence. 

"We’re recycling plays a little bit more, so the verbiage and everything is sort of easier to spit out in the huddle than Week 1 or even in training camp. All of that really helps him in his growth and really his development, and it’s all starting to come together for him.”