After being benched prior to the team's third annual game in London, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Davon House did not want to be fazed by his benching.
He posted on social media on the issue, a few weeks back stating: “When I joined the Jaguars, I came here to do whatever I could to help our team win. I know what I am capable of, but whatever my staff wants me to do, I'll do it with everything I have.”
It did not take long for Davon House to get his starting role as the team's number one cornerback, after a poor performance from Dwayne Gratz, and went back to being a starter in the team's week nine matchup against the New York Jets. However, his benching seemed to be a while ago, as he was named VAVEL USA's Defensive Player of Week 10.
Last Sunday's performance against the Baltimore Ravens was his best of his season, and maybe the best of his career. He finished the game against the Ravens with eight tackles, four pass deflections and two interceptions, all career highs for the fifth-year pro out of New Mexico State. House had increased his season total of passes defended to 14, but still sat at zero interceptions, prior to last Sunday's game. He played well throughout the season, only plagued by a showing against the Houston Texans where wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a field day, despite very tight coverage throughout the game, as it influenced his benching weeks prior.
While he was facing a Baltimore Ravens team that has had a multiple amount of injuries at the wide receiving spot, Davon House took advantage and had a very good day in coverage. He helped the Jaguars defense spark a very good run in the second half, where the team forced three turnovers for the Ravens, in which the first two turnovers happened to be both of House's interceptions in the game.
House and the Jaguars will hope to continue their solid forms on defense when they will have a crucial divisional matchup against the Tennessee Titans, where House will most likely be matched up against another decimated receiving core that just lost Justin Hunter for the season.