Minshew completed just 14 of 29 passes for 163 yards, no TDs, one INT and a 51.4 passer rating in the 13-6 loss. It was the first time the rookie completed less than 50 percent of his pass attempts, the first time he hasn't scored a TD, and he earned a career-low in passing yards.
"It was a tough day," Minshew said, via The Florida Times-Union. "They are a good team. I missed some balls that I can't miss. They played good coverage at times and got after us up front at times. They did a really good job taking away our quick stuff."
The Jaguars' offense posted season lows in points (6), total yards (226), pass yards (151), rush yards (75), red zone percent (0.0 pct), and big plays (4).
"It's just about showing different looks, trying to confuse him into throwing us the ball and he did that in the second half," cornerback Eli Apple said. "Anytime you can keep him in the pocket, and have someone that can converge on him, that just makes it easier for us on the back end."
Credit Sean Payton's squad for forging ahead with its defensive identity that has produced four straight wins sans Brees. The best teams adapt in times of uncertainty. Quieting Minshew Mania on Sunday once again proved Payton remains one of the game's top coaches as New Orleans remains atop the NFC South.