WR Allen Hurns - Miami Dolphins
|6-1, 198||Born: 11-12-1991||College: Miami (Fla.)||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 1 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
It was not a great day for anyone, but Hurns can celebrate his single big play contribution on the lone Dolphins touchdown drive this week. Fitzpatrick found Hurns 22-yards down the field after evading a tackle and rolling to his left. Hurns had settled into the gap between the corner and covering safety. The ball was a little high and Hurns had to go up and get it without any chance of coming down and running after the catch. It could have been a bigger play if the ball had been more accurate, but it helped setup the only touchdown of the day for the Dolphins.
2019 Week 2 vs NE (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
With Wilson out this week, Hurns was given a bigger role in the offense. He managed to turn that into a single reception for 13 yards and was targeted only one more time for the rest of the game. Hurns will be the odd many out when Wilson returns from injury and does not hold much value.
2019 Week 8 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
Hurns looked like he was going to be the odd man out with Jakeem Grant, Albert Wilson, DeVante Parker, and Preston Williams getting the majority of the looks. This week he was able to make the most of his lone reception and take it 12 yards in for a touchdown. Fitzpatrick got the ball to Hurns in the seam short of the first down marker and Hurns put his shoulder down, protected the ball, and forced himself into the end zone. The Steelers seemed more interested in trying to strip the ball and worked to hold Hurns up rather than tackle him to the ground. Hurns powered it in for the score and caught his lone target this week. The receiving core for the Dolphins is looking very crowded right now and it will be tough for Hurns to see consistent work.
2019 Week 10 vs IND (4 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
One of the players expected to benefit from Williams getting hurt the most is Hurns. He was targeted 4 times this week and caught half of those balls for 32 yards. His longest catch went for 18 yards and he tied for the third most targeted player in the offense. There has been a lot of competition for targets in the Miami offense with Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson making their way back into the lineup, but Hurns should see a bump the rest of the season with Williams out.
2019 Week 11 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
It was difficult for Hurns to find room in this offense behind Parker, Williams, and Grant but he has done just that in the past few weeks. With Williams done for the season, Hurns has stepped up and seen the biggest jump in playing time. He caught 4 of his 6 targets this week and was second on the team with his 53 receiving yards. Unfortunately, he made one big mistake and fumbled the ball after making a 20-yard catch across the middle. The Dolphins had just recovered an onside kick and were trying to take a shot down the field. The play was originally ruled incomplete, but upon further review it was ruled a fumble and clear recovery by Buffalo. It killed what could have been a big turning point in the game for Miami and could hurt his playing time going forward after Jakeem Grant stepped up this week.
2019 Week 12 vs CLE (7 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)
With 3 of the top 4 receiving options in the offense injured, Hurns got a chance to step up and make plays this week. His only real competition seems to be Parker right now and he is slipping into the Kenny Stills role from a year ago. Hurns caught 4 of his 7 targets for 42 yards and seemingly saved his day at the end of the game with a garbage time 17-yard touchdown. Hurns ran a comeback route short of the goal line but then improvised when he saw Fitzpatrick scrambling for his life. As he worked towards the end zone, his man in coverage collided with another defender and fell to the ground. That left Hurns wide open in the corner of the end zone for an easy pitch and catch score. It helped salvage what was a very disappointing day receiving and should help bring more targets his way for the rest of the season.
2019 Week 13 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
It was not the most productive game for Hurns, but his 3 catches did help set up key moments in the game for other players to score. Hurns caught 3 of his 4 targets and averaged 11 yards per catch. He has soaked up some of the targets that would have gone to Jakeem Grant and Preston Williams before they were lost to injury. He continues to fill the same role that Kenny Stills had a year ago and always has the chance to break a long play. He did not get the box scoring garbage time touchdown at the end of the game this week, but he continues to be effective in this offense. Hurns should have a good chance to do some damage in the upcoming weeks with games against the Jets, Giants, and Bengals on the schedule.
2019 Week 14 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
With the list of injured Dolphins receivers growing, Hurns continues to see more opportunities. He set season highs in targets, receptions, and yards this week after Parker went down with a concussion. His longest catch went for 17 yards and he averaged 13.6 yards per catch this week. Hurns saw some of his targets go to Isaiah Ford this week and it will be interesting to see their split next week if Parker does not clear concussion protocol. Hurns has 2 touchdowns on the year and would be the best receiver standing on the team if Parker misses time. He will have a great matchup against the Giants next week and would be in line to see even more targets.
2019 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
This is the best chance Hurns has had to stick with a team in his career. He did not have an injury designation coming into the game after dealing with knee and ankle issues, but he ended up laying an egg this week. He caught his only target for 9 yards and could not find any room against a defense that just released one of its better corners. Hurns is looking more like Kenny Stills from a year ago and could find himself on the way out of Miami in the off season.
2018 Week 1 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Hurns had the second-most snaps of Dallas wide receivers, but had only a single notable play against Carolina. Hurns showed quality ball skills high-pointing a pass over the middle in the third quarter. Hurns' other opportunity of note came on a deep out route, only to be overthrown by Dak Prescott on the play. With the entire Dallas receiver group struggling outside of Cole Beasley in the slot, Hurns can emerge as a central figure for Dallas with better quarterback play.
2018 Week 4 vs DET (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Allen Hurns saw five targets against Detroit but was an ancillary puzzle piece to Dallas' passing game. Hurns' greatest impact came on two receptions in the fourth quarter, including a third down catch to extend Dallas' game-winning drive. Earlier in the game, Hurns had a nice toe-drag on an out-breaking route to secure the catch.
2017 Week 1 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Hurns had one bad drop but other than that he was the Jaguars best wideout. He was consistently open and helped move the chains on several key third downs. His best play was a dig route where he beat tight coverage and converted a 3rd-and-eight by catching a pass in a contested situation. Him and Bortles have a strong rapport so expect for his workload to increase with Robinson sidelined.
2017 Week 2 vs TEN (7 / 6 / 82 / 1 rec)
Allen Hurns was the beneficiary of some garbage time production but other than that he was invisible. He struggled to get open, though his QB and Offensive Coordinator did him zero favors. Hurns still has some talent but he is simply not able to develop any more with Blake Bortles as his quarterback.
2017 Week 3 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Hurns caught every pass that came his way, including one for a touchdown. Sadly, that was only 3 passes, and none of them was a pass longer than 9 yards. Hurns did a good job of staying open and giving Blake an option to go to but with Lewis and Lee seeing so many of the targets, his numbers suffered.
2017 Week 4 vs NYJ (10 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Hurns has the same game he's had all season, really. He was the teams most consistent wideout. He picked up key first downs. He was constantly open, several times deep for touchdowns, but Bortles either never saw him or couldn't get the ball to him. Hurns is being wasted with Bortles as his QB. He is finally getting more volume than Lee is but the passes are so errant that it doesn't even matter.
2017 Week 5 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Hurns didn't put up numbers since the Jaguars passing game was made such a non-factor. He was the target on two different 3rd downs and hauled in one tough pass but other than that he was not really involved with the game.
2017 Week 6 vs LAR (3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Hurns was not targeted much by Bortles yet again, despite playing well. He caught all 3 targets that went his way, including one for a big 3rd down conversion. He had another good day of getting open against coverage but the ball just is not finding him.
2017 Week 7 vs IND (8 / 5 / 101 / 0 rec)
Hurns is the Jaguars first WR to reach 100 yards in a game this season. He turned two passes over the middle into giant gains for the Jaguars to get them into scoring position, continuing his streak of performing against the Colts. He got consistent separation and looked like he was in constant sync with his QB. He was the Jaguars best wideout.
2017 Week 9 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Hurns was consistently open vs the Bengals, but he also drew more coverage from the Bengals best defensive backs. He did not get many targets, catching all three of the passes that came his way. His best play was on curl route where he broke a tackle and extended for the first down. He has been dependable as of late.
2017 Week 10 vs LAC (9 / 7 / 70 / 0 rec)
Hurns left the game with an injury late but he had a fantastic game. He made two terrific catches to move the chains on slants. Bortles threw it to tight windows behind Hurns, but he adjusted and made acrobatic catches in front of multiple defenders.
2017 Week 17 vs TEN (5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
In Hurns' first game in nearly 2 months, he showed why the team missed him. He made a huge catch on a third down in the second half, gaining separation on a comeback and finding space after the catch. He failed to bring in another third down target later in the game, but this was due to an uncalled pass interference. He did not put up big numbers due to the terrible quarterback play, but he looked like his old self in terms of route running and toughness.
2017 Week 18 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hurns was thrown at twice, though neither was a catchable pass. Like the other Jaguar wideouts, the QB play prevented him from making an impact.
2017 Week 19 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Hurns only saw two targets in the game. He did not gain much separation, having trouble with the Steelers' coverage schemes for whatever reasons. On the plays he was targeted, he dropped one pass on third down that would have been a first down if caught. It was thrown behind him and required a major adjustment, but it did hit him in the hands. It was a bad pass that should have still been caught. On his other target, again on third down, he ran an out route against man coverage and got easy separation, leading to a big gain.
2016 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec)
Hurns was once again a dependable target for the Jaguars. Him and Bortles were in sync on nearly every pass that came his way, which included two explosive plays of over 20 yards. He showed versatility as a short yardage intermediate target and as a player who can be trusted to track deep passes in the vertical game.
2016 Week 2 vs SD (10 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)
Hurns had a fine game, given the consideration that his QB and his play caller did him no favors. He saw the most targets out of the Jaguars skill players, including several deep shots down the field. He almost converted one very, very difficult catch but dropped it after contact across the middle of the field. He did nothing spectacular but was by no means a weakness.
2016 Week 3 vs BAL (8 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Hurns did not make any plays to write home about, but this was due more to Bortles' ineffectiveness when targeting him. He is not going to see the volume of passes that Robinson does so it is imperative that the times that Bortles targets him that he has a chance to make plays.
2016 Week 4 vs IND (4 / 2 / 47 / 1 rec)
Bortles was mostly fixated on getting the ball to Robinson so Hurns had a very quiet day, until he was able to turn a quick out into a 40 yard run and score late in the game. He scored due to sensational instincts and toughness, breaking tackles and seeing blocks be set up downfield. Hurns will only go as far as Blake can take him, but he will never be holding his QB back.
2016 Week 6 vs CHI (11 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
Hurns had his worst game in the past 2 seasons. He had several big catches on the games final drives to set up scoring opportunities, but he also had several drops on 3rd down conversion chances. He is already not seeing a lot of targets, so he needs to do a much better job of converting the few chances he does get.
2016 Week 7 vs OAK (7 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Hurns made one noteworthy gain in the 2nd half on a Bortles rollout, but he was invisible other than that, though to no fault of his own. He simply is not seeing targets.
2016 Week 8 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 98 / 1 rec)
Different week, same story for Hurns. He is playing well when given the opportunities but his quarterback simply is not giving him the targets he needs to be consistently successful. He is a garbage time favorite of Bortles though, so he does have some upside statistic wise.
2016 Week 9 vs KC (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hurns suffered through both an ankle injury and concussion in this game but was largely invisible when he did play. He had an awful drop on a 4th down throw inside the redzone, a pass that hit him right in his hands.
2016 Week 10 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Hurns was largely invisible again. Bortles simply isn't targeting him the way he did last year. In part due to Allen Robinson demanding targets, in part due to Marqise Lee breaking out, in part due to Bortles being inept.
2016 Week 11 vs DET (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Hurns made a few nice grabs over the middle, but for some reason he has been phased out of the pass game completely. This is strange because him and Bortles had a relationship that was just as strong as Bortles-Robinson last season, but the targets are simply not there for Hurns. He is not getting big play opportunities or volume targets.
2016 Week 12 vs BUF (7 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
Hurns had an up and down game. On one hand, he dropped a rare accurate deep ball from Bortles, which would have netted at least 40 yards and was also on 3rd down. On the other hand, he turned a screen pass into a touchdown with brilliant YAC ability and awareness of the sideline. He needs to cut out the drops but the talent is still there.
2015 Week 1 vs CAR (7 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
His first target came on a quick slant against off coverage. He made a nice spin move after the catch to make the cornerback miss and got upfield for some extra yardage. He fumbled the ball in the redzone trying to create YAC after a hitch route. He made a nice reception on a corner route during the two-minute drill to close the first half, where he toe tapped the sideline. He probably could have scored, but didn't reach the ball over the pylon. The referee spotted the play at the one yard line. Had a nice conversion on a slant route on third down to open up the second half. The cornerback was all over it and the catch was contested, but he made it anyways.
2015 Week 2 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Hurns started the day off with a few short targets, gaining some nice YAC on the second one (a quick out). Great adjustment and catch on a skinny post in the third quarter on 3rd and 16 (ball was thrown behind). For the third consecutive week (including preseason), has demonstrated fantastic sideline awareness, making a toe tapping reception on a corner route, and Bortles continued to throw to him on the final, game-winning drive of the game.
2015 Week 3 vs NE (4 / 2 / 70 / 1 rec)
Hurns has quietly been the Jaguars most consistent skill position player this year. He drew an illegal contact penalty on his first target of the day - a crosser on third down near the end of the first quarter. He made a very nice catch for a first down conversion on 3rd and 10 over the middle against tight coverage. The pas s was contested, and he was hit during the catch and still came down with it. He scored a long touchdown on a pass up the seam vs Cover 1, where he beat the nickel in one-on-one coverage and made a move on the safety in the open field.
2015 Week 4 vs IND (15 / 11 / 116 / 1 rec)
Hurns was the chain-mover of the offense and has quietly developed into a decent Justin Blackmon facsimile. He did most of his damage on speed outs and quick passes over the middle, and scored the only touchdown of the day breaking a route off inside the 5 on a Bortles scramble in the redzone. He is currently the Jaguars most consistent skill position player
2015 Week 5 vs TB (6 / 5 / 116 / 1 rec)
Hurns continues to be very comfortable handling the dirty work in the Jaguars passing game. He's excellent and dealing with the press, physicality through the route, and contact at the catch point, making him a natural at working over the middle of the field. His best work has come on crossing patterns, as he has the strength to break for YAC on these plays when they're accurate and on time. He had a huge catch and run on 4th and 18 on a crosser at the end of the game that set up Allen Robinson's second touchdown.
2015 Week 6 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)
This was a quiet game for Hurns - first target didn't come until 5 mins left in the 2nd quarter. It seemed like Bortles was more interesting in going to Julius Thomas, who received a heavy target load on the day. His first catch came in the second half on a deep out. His second catch was negated by a holding penalty, and came off a Bortles scramble. His touchdown came in garbage time in the redzone off a Bortles scamble/improvisation play.
2015 Week 7 vs BUF (8 / 2 / 53 / 1 rec)
This was a quiet day in terms of total output for Hurns, but he made the biggest play of the game - a game-winning catch and run touchdown in the fourth quarter. He received only a few other targets for the rest of the game. For the second week in a row, Hurns' volume/target load has decreased as Julius Thomas figures to continue eating into his share.
2015 Week 9 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 122 / 1 rec)
Hurns did most of his damage burning Antonio Cromartie shortly before the end of the first half. I've said before that he has developed into a nice facsimile of what the Jaguars hoped Justin Blackmon would be - but he also offers a little more verticality than Blackmon did. His touchdown came on a double move against Cromartie, and he easily separated for a long score. He has now caught a touchdown in six straight games.
2015 Week 10 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 62 / 1 rec)
Hurns continues to be remarkably efficient and tough. He played through a foot injury and sports hernia and made a number of catches over the middle of the field where he got drilled. He was partially responsible for Bortles' first interception - a late throw to sideline where he didn't come back to the ball and Ladarius Webb jumped the route. He continued his scoring streak on an option route where he found a soft spot vs zone in the redzone.
2015 Week 11 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
It was a quiet game for Hurns, who is battling both foot and abdominal injuries. Like Robinson, Hurns was not involved early at all and did not get a target until the final drive of the second quarter - a quick out for a first down. He was wide open on a post on the first drive of the third quarter, but Bortles never looked his way.
2015 Week 12 vs SD (9 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Hurns left the game in the fourth quarter on a devastating hit and is in the concussion protocol for this week. He didn't have an overly productive game, as he is still battling through injuries. He is still being productive when targeted, but Julius Thomas is starting to steal some of his workload - a trend that started last week.
2015 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 3 / 105 / 1 rec)
Hurns started the rout in this game, taking the very first pass of the second half to the house. He ran a corner route and broke the defensive back's tackle (contact came almost immediately after the catch), and outran the defense for 80 yards. He also started the game off with a back-shoulder fade for a nice gain on the first drive. Bortles also tried to throw an endzone fade to him, but it was well defended by Vontae Davis.
2015 Week 15 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)
Hurns had one of his more quiet games of the season, largely because of the Jaguars having more of an emphasis on getting Allen Robinson and Julius Thomas involved. His biggest play was a big chunk gain on the Jaguars final drive of the first half as he was able to find the soft zone in the defense and sit in it as Bortles extended a play with his feet. Later in the game he made a big play by being able to extend and climb the ladder for a high pass and come down with it. On the final drive of the game Hurns was able to separate from the Falcons coverage and provide an open target running down the seam for a potential TD, but Bortles overthrew him.
2015 Week 16 vs NO (10 / 8 / 106 / 2 rec)
This was a milestone game for Hurns, as he went over 1000 yards on the season and recorded his 10th touchdown. He also has the most yards of any UDFA wide receiver in their first two seasons since 1960. His first target was a screen that picked up 7 on a 3rd and 17. He was semi-responsible for Bortles second interception, which came on a Comeback route where Breaux jumped him out of the break and beat him to his spot. He got a heavy target load on the two-minute drill to end the first half, picking up chunk yards on back-to-back plays (one a back-shoulder Fade, and one a Post route from the slot). He dropped a well-placed back-shoulder Fade on the first drive of the third quarter, but made up for it with a beautiful Slant route from the slot that went for a touchdown from the seven-yard line. Scored again in garbage time in the two-minute drill at the end of the fourth (for his 10th on the season), beating Browner on a Post.
2015 Week 17 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Hurns had a fairly quiet day due to the lack of effectiveness of the offense as a whole. He saw a few short targets he was able to haul in but the only target over 10 yards that he had a real chance at was ultimately an incomplete because the DB made a good play on the ball. Hurns didn't play good or bad but was a prisoner of the circumstances.
2014 Week 1 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 110 / 2 rec)
Allen Hurns is an undrafted free agent who starred for the Jaguars in the preseason. His all-around skill set and physical talent allowed him to dominate lesser opponents when given opportunities before the regular season. It was unclear if Hurns' production would carry over to the regular season, but his talent was always going to give him opportunities. Hurns took those opportunities early on in the game as he caught two touchdown passes and one big catch down the sideline after a double move. He faded out of the game, but that was largely a result of the Jaguars offense as a whole and the plays he made early on were not easy so his outlook should remain very positive. Importantly, even though Hurns became less involved in the game as it went on, he was still able to get open down the field. In the third quarter, he was unfortunate not to make a tough reception diving out of bounds for what would have been a big reception.
2014 Week 2 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Drops may be a concern for Allen Hurns. The undrafted rookie receiver had one notable one in Week 1 and another notable one in Week 2. This one came early in the game on a double move when he likely would have scored a huge touchdown. Hurns is still comfortably getting open, so it's not a major concern for his career, but he is definitely a developing receiver. He had two receptions in this game, but both were shorter plays. To compound his poor day, Hurns was injured late in the game.
2014 Week 3 vs IND (3 / 1 / 63 / 1 rec)
Hurns was featured more in the offense during the second half of this game than he was the first. He initially couldn't connect with Bortles over the middle of the field as his quarterback appeared to slightly overthrow him. In the fourth quarter, he dropped a shorter pass over the middle against tight coverage. The consistency Hurns showed off in the preseason hasn't been there in the regular season, but his talent has been obvious. In the fourth quarter, he caught a pass over the middle of the field before shedding two tackles to run free for a huge touchdown reception.
2014 Week 4 vs SD (6 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Hurns was the third receiver to catch a pass. He converted for a first down on a short curl route before absorbing a hit from a defensive back. Hurns nearly had another first down with his second reception on Third-and-Long. He adjusted well to a low pass while running away from a defender underneath, before being contacted just short of the line of scrimmage. To this point in the season, Hurns has consistently found open space down the field. He did so again against the Chargers and should have had a touchdown, but he was forced to adjust to a poorly placed pass from Bortles. In the third quarter, Hurns caught a pass in the flat for a couple of yards. When standing alone in the flat by the sideline, Hurns had the potential to run for some yards after the catch with a good throw. However, instead he was forced to make an exceptional catch on a very poor pass from Bortles just to gain one yard.
2014 Week 5 vs PIT (11 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
Drops have become an issue for undrafted rookie receiver Allen Hurns. Hurns was the star of the preseason and he has had no issue getting open during the regular season. Early in this game, he dropped a pass in tight coverage that would have gone for a first down. He was targeted again soon after, but couldn't bring in a difficult pass when well covered by Troy Polamalu. The Jaguars quickly went back to Hurns on the next play, throwing him a bubble screen that he turned into eight yards. On First-and-20 in the second quarter, Hurns made an excellent catch when he tapped his toes while falling out of bounds past the first down marker. The play was negated by an unknown penalty though. If Hurns was trying to make up for his missed opportunities early in the game, he didn't show it with his play. He dropped another pass, this time on a bubble screen, when he went for the ball with just one hand instead of simply catching it with two. Hurns eventually brought in another pass before halftime, as he caught a four yard pass by the sideline against off coverage. Hurns wasn't targeted in the third quarter, but he caught a curl route in traffic early in the fourth. Hurns followed that up with another short out route.
2014 Week 6 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Despite his struggles catching the ball at times, Allen Hurns appeared set to remain a prominent part of the Titans passing attack when he caught Bortles first pass of the day. However, that was Hurns' only target before the fourth quarter of this game. In the fourth quarter, he was targeted on a slant over the middle of the field that Bortles missed before catching a quick out route to set up a field goal attempt.
2014 Week 7 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Hurns didn't see the football in the first half. His first and only target came in the third quarter, as he caught a pass in the flat before beating a tackle for a first down.
2014 Week 8 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Hurns didn't see his first target until early on during the second quarter. The rookie receiver converted a long third down over the middle of the field. Hurns' next reception came in the flat and went for a first down as he made a defender miss in space. Soon after that pass he saw another on a deep crossing route for a first down.
2014 Week 9 vs CIN (9 / 7 / 112 / 2 rec)
Hurns became the Jaguars' primary target in this game. He caught a couple of underneath passes early on before brilliantly adjusting to a deep ball in the endzone for the Jaguars first touchdown of the game. After adjusting to the ball ahead of a defensive back for his first touchdown, Hurns followed up with a similar play for his second touchdown. Bortles forced a pass to him when he was well covered, the ball sailed towards a defenisve back, but Hurns worked back to it and fought for it as it arrived. Hurns was having an astounding game. He followed up his second touchdown with a quick out for a first down before adjusting to another poorly thrown deep ball to win a contested catch down the seam.
2014 Week 10 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Hurns caught his only target, but that target didn't come until the third quarter. He caught a short curl route for nine yards on 2nd-and-10.
2014 Week 12 vs IND (4 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Hurns' first target came in the second quarter. It was a terrible throw from Bortles who was under pressure in the pocket. The ball fluttered behind Hurns who had to reach back for it to try and prevent the interception. Bortles went back to Hurns two plays later, but this time he threw the ball with way too much velocity on a short slant route. On 3rd-and-24 in the fourth quarter, Hurns caught his first pass. It was a quick throw underneath as the defense played prevent coverage.
2014 Week 13 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Hurns' first target of the game came at the start of the second quarter. Bortles' pass was wild and forced the receiver to leave his feet. Furthermore, it led him into a heavy hit from an incoming defensive back, meaning that Hurns couldn't control the catch. Hurns did return to the field on the next drive and he quickly caught a crossing route for a first down. With just seconds left in the first half, Hurns caught a short out route for six yards.
2014 Week 14 vs HOU (10 / 5 / 36 / 1 rec)
After three targets to Cecil Shorts to start the game, Hurns caught his first pass of the game. On 2nd-and-7, he caught a short curl route against tight coverage underneath for four yards. Hurns didn't see the ball again until the end of the drive, when he caught a touchdown in the back corner of the end zone. Hurns kept working in his route as Bortles extended the play further into the flat. He came open, but Bortles' pass was underthrown forcing his receiver to adjust to a low pass for an impressive reception. Late in the third quarter, Hurns caught a short pass in the flat for three yards. In the fourth quarter, Hurns caught a screen pass and was met at the line of scrimmage by a defender. Hurns broke the tackle and ran down the sideline for a 15 yard gain. In garbage time, Hurns converted a Second-and-7 on an out route.
2014 Week 15 vs BAL (9 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Hurns' first target was tipped at the line of scrimmage when he appeared to be open on a slant route from the slot. That missed opportunity was soon made up for when Bortles found Hurns down the sideline for a big play after the quarterback extended the play into the flat. On 3rd-and-Long in the second quarter, Hurns caught a short screen pass to set up a punt. Later in the second quarter, Hurns set up a field goal with a deep reception on a post route in tight coverage. Early in the third quarter, Hurns caught a short curl route before being dragged down. In the fourth quarter, on 3rd-and-Long, Hurns caught a short slant route for seven yards. With the Jaguars driving to try and win the game late on, Hurns caught a quick pass in the flat but went out of bounds for just a one yard gain.
2014 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Hurns caught his first target on the second drive of the game. It was a shallow crossing route on Third-and-10 when he was tackled as soon as the ball arrived. Hurns may have had a touchdown when he was open in the end zone during the second quarter, but the pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage. In the third quarter, he caught a slant route for seven yards on First-and-20.
2014 Week 17 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Hurns caught Bortles' first throw of the game. He ran down the sideline and adjusted well to a backshoulder throw at the first down marker for the catch.