Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Gameday Week 11

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Gameday Week 11

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Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and Tennesee Titans coach Jeff Fisher both played at Southern California before joining the NFL. Fisher (right) played defensive back at USC from 1977to '80; Del Rio played linebacker from 1981 to '84. Del Rio went on play 11 years in the NFL with four teams. Fisher played five years in the NFL with the Chicago Bears.


Jaguars rookie Matt Jones (right) has picked up a first down on 16 of his 24 receptions. Here are the players with the most receptions for first downs this season:


1.***Derrick Mason***Ravens***20***187***9.4

2t.***Santana Moss******Redskins***19***296***15.6

2t.***Steve Smith******Panthers***19***255***13.4

4.***Joey Galloway***Bucs******18***343***19.1

5.***Larry Fitzgerald***Cardinals***17***270***15.9

6.***Matt Jones******Jaguars******16***211***13.2


Minnesota Vikings safety Darren Sharper, who spent the first eight years of his NFL career with Green Bay, will play against the Packers for the first time Monday night. Sharper leads the NFL in interception return yards (241) and is tied for second in pickoffs (5). Packers quarterback Brett Favre has thrown an NFL-high 15 interceptions this season.


Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith (right) needs four catches to move past Larry Centers into eighth place on the NFL's all-time reception list. …

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