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Jaguars Punch their Ticket to 3-8 after 24-21 Loss to Bills

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JAGUARS GAME RECAP

The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7) and the Buffalo Bills (3-7) faced off in their week twelve matchup in a battle for pride as the Jaguars and the Bills have faced adversity this season.

The Jaguars would win the toss and opt to defer, sending the Jaguars defense out on the field first. The defense last week was in 2017 form, and they hoped to continue the streak into this week against Josh Allen.

The defense would prove to still be solid thus far as they were able to force the Bills to punt in their first series of the game after a couple of decent plays on the ground with Allen.

The Jaguars offense would start at their own one-yard line after a great punt by the Bills. The Jaguars offense would start out okay after a couple of first downs. One due to penalty and one after a nice outlet pass to Tommy Bohannon.

However, after those plays, the Jaguars offense would stall on a third and one play call where Blake Bortles hesitated to throw to an open Fournette. By the time the ball got there, Fournette would be well covered and stopped short, forcing the Jaguars to punt the football.

After playing what seemed to be winning football on defense the first drive the Jaguars defense reverted to what they do best. Busted coverages and allowing fake names to beat them through the air and ground. McKenzie for the Bills would score a nine-yard end around touchdown after Josh Allen tore the Jaguars secondary up.

On the Bills next possession, Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills would score a beautiful 75-yard touchdown Robert Foster over aging safety Barry Church. Church has not played well at all this season and is clearly in need of being replaced at this point. The Jaguars have rookie Ronnie Harrison waiting in the wings.

It would be 14-0 Bills over Jaguars to end the first quarter. The Jaguars looked atrocious on defense besides the first drive of the game thus far.

Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars running game would come alive on their ensuing drive. Fournette broke off a very nice 17-yard run to the Bills 25-yard line making Jordan Poyer miss in the backfield before turning upfield. The drive would end with a powerful 5-yard touchdown run by none other than Leonard Fournette. Fournette ran with authority on that drive. After an iffy review, the play stood as called and the Jaguars would scratch back at the Bills making the game 14-7.

The Jaguars would open up their next drive after a Bills punt back where they left off. With the ground game. After a 14-yard run by Fournette, DeDe Westbrook took an end around 44-yards to set up the next couple of plays which ends in a Leonard Fournette 1-yard touchdown run.

Fournette would account for 36 yards on that drive on just four runs including the one-yard touchdown. Westbrook accounted for the other 43 yards on the 75-yard touchdown drive. Great running by the Jaguars.

After the Jaguars got the ball back, they decided to pass the ball. This resulted in an interception of course after a horrible throw to Keelan Cole who couldn’t bring in a jump ball off a curl route near the middle of the field. The Jaguars would fail to capitalize on having the ball to end the half.

The Jaguars offense would receive the ball to start the second half and would get nothing out of it. They decided to pass the ball, so it ended in a three-and-out after a horrible pass by Bortles on third down.

Nothing of note happened in the game even until the 5:28 mark of the third quarter when Blake Bortles and the Jaguars were faced with a 3rd and 10, Blake Bortles would get sacked on the play, however, a holding call on the defense would give them an automatic first down.

After a jump ball 31-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief from Blake Bortles (later reviewed and ruled down at the one). A crazy event after this player, however, resulted in a couple of quick ejections. A fight broke out, and the Jaguars lost Leonard Fournette for throwing a punch on Shaq Lawson who also threw a punch. Both players ejected.

Remarkably the Jaguars would come away with 0 points after having the ball on the 1-yard line. A couple of penalties and sacks later the Jaguars would have the ball on the Bills 17-yard line setting up for a 42-yard field goal. Lambo, who had made 28 straight field goals within 50, missed it.

The Bills would get the ball and effortlessly go down the field and end up scoring on a Josh Allen touchdown run. A terrible sequence of events for the Jaguars and that is an understatement. 21-14 Bills.

Here is a video of the fight:

Andrew Norwell would get hurt during the Jaguars next “drive” and the Jaguars offense would have issues everywhere, including in the run game with Fournette ejected. The Jaguars had a total of 79 passing yards entering one of their final drives. Unfortunately, down 21-14, they were forced to throw, and Blake Bortles was intercepted yet again. This time due to a James O’Shaughnessy drop.

With only four minutes left, the Bills would score on a field goal after the Blake Bortles interception. 24-14 Bills, The Jaguars would get the ball back one last time with zero timeouts. Blake Bortles and the Jaguars would end up scoring a nice 11-yard touchdown to Dede Westbrook which would bring the score to 24-21 Bills. The Jaguars, unfortunately, had zero timeouts, so they had to settle for an onside kick.

The Bills would go on to recover the kick and in doing so, win the game.

THREE PLAYS OF THE GAME

  • Leonard Fournette touchdown
    Although Fournette was ejected, he still had a great game today. 18 carries, 95 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown was a thing of beauty taking the handoff from Blake Bortles and twisting and turning his way into the endzone.
  • Leonard Fournette Punches Shaq Lawson
    Leonard Fournette blew whatever shot the Jagaurs had at victory with his fist today, however, it was a gnarly blow to Shaq Lawson which he came all the way from the Jaguars bench to make. Look for Fournette to be suspended next week against the Colts.
  • Taven Bryan Tackle for Loss
    Taven Bryan finally showed up for the Jaguars getting a tackle for loss on Lesean McCoy deep into the fourth quarter. Hopefully the rookie continues to grow in his new role at 3T. The Jaguars have been playing him more at DT than at DE the past couple of weeks.

 

JAGUARS PLAYER OF THE GAME:

Instead of a player of the game, I will give you one better. The way the Jaguars single-handedly ruined any shot they had at a victory.

FINAL WHISTLE

Ejections, penalties, sloppy passing, the Jaguars played probably one of the most undisciplined games thus far this season and maybe thus far in the Doug Marrone era. Dropping to 3-8 with the playoffs clearly out of the question now, they will have to hope for changes after this season. Fournette getting ejected set off a chain of events that meant the Jaguars had no shot at winning this game even though the score ended within three points.

Blake Bortles had yet another atrocious game ending with 12/23 127 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. One or both of those interceptions were Blake’s fault. The Jaguars drop to 3-8 on the season and will face the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville for week thirteen.

Demetrius Harvey is a Locked on Jaguars writer focusing on game breakdowns as well as breaking news. Demetrius is a lifelong Jaguars fan. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a couple more roster moves this Friday after releasing Strong Safety Barry Church. The Jaguars have finally activated Tackle Josh Wells. Wells was placed on short-term injured reserve after week five with a groin injury.

This move comes at an opportune time as the Jaguars will be without Right Tackle Jermey Parnell. Wells will more than likely start at Right Tackle this week against the Redskins.

The Jaguars have also released Niles Paul from injured reserve, signed Lyndon Johnson from the teams practice squad, and placed OL Josh Walker on injured reserve.

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Jaguars vs. Redskins: Friday Injury Report, Parnell Out, Lambo in Doubt

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins have released their Friday final status/injury report of the week ahead of their week fifteen matchup at TIAA Bank Field. For the Jaguars, they will be without Jermey Parnell, D.J. Chark, and Josh Walker.

All three players are listed as out with various injuries. The Jaguars have a move they could potentially make in activating Tackle Josh Wells who has been practicing the past couple of weeks. D.J. Chark will miss his fourth consecutive game making his rookie season disappointing in the end, unfortunately.

The other major area of concern is kicker Josh Lambo being listed as Questionable. A little later in the day, the Jaguars signed Kicker Kai Forbath which suggests he will probably be out this Sunday against the Redkins. We will revisit this on Sunday when the inactive players are released.

Below are both teams status reports:

JAGUARS:

WR D.J. Chark Jr. (Quadricep): Out

RT Jermey Parnell (Knee): Out

OL Josh Walker (Ankle): Out

LB Lerentee McCray (Illness): Questionable

K Josh Lambo (Right Groin): Questionable

REDSKINS:

LB Ryan Anderson (Hamstring): Out

TE Jordan Reed (Ankle/Foot): Out

WR Josh Doctson (Concussion): Questionable

DE Matt Ioannidis (Shin): Questionable

OT Ty Neskhe (Knee): Questionable

OT Mogan Moses (Ankle): Questionable

LS Nick Sundberg (Back): Questionable

S Monte Nicholson (Illness): Questionable

RB Chris Thompson (Illness): Questionable

The Redskins have a much more lengthy status report than the Jaguars which is remarkable given how the Jaguars injuries have gone this season. Washington will be without at least a couple of starters including their starting Linebacker and Tight End. They also more than likely will be without a starting wide receiver in Josh Doctson.

Their Long Snapper Nick Sundberg has a high possibility of missing the game this Sunday as well because of a back injury. They have brought in a few long snappers to work out in the event he is not able to go.

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