Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Two-Minute Drill

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Two-Minute Drill

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran


Cornerback A.J. Bouye. In the third quarter, he was called for his first penalty since Week 1, a 22-yard pass interference call to set up the Chargers' second touchdown (14-6 lead). But in overtime, Bouye intercepted Philip Rivers, fighting Travis Benjamin for the football and making a 51-yard return. Aaron Colvin's taunting penalty pushed the Jaguars back 15 yards, but the interception set up Josh Lambo's game-winning 30-yard field goal.


Their run game doing nothing, the Jaguars ignored it late in the third quarter ... literally. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett called 11 straight passes and Bortles was 7-of-11 passing for 84 yards, capped by a six-yard touchdown to receiver Marqise Lee. It's not a habit the Jaguars want to get into, but they needed some kind of spark offensively.



Blake Bortles' career record when he throws at least 50 passes in a game. Bortles finished Sunday 28-of-51 for 273 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.


The Jaguars keep going to the fake punt and it keeps working for Corey Grant. It worked in the preseason against Carolina. It worked for a 58-yard gain against Baltimore in Week 3. And it worked against the Chargers for a 56-yard touchdown to open the scoring.


Three second guesses of coach Doug Marrone. 1) At the end of the first half, the Jaguars had 47 seconds and three timeouts. T.J. Yeldon gained eight yards on first down to the Jaguars' 33. But instead of working the clock and trying to get into field position, the Jaguars ran another play to run out the clock. 2) In the third quarter, the Jaguars faced a fourth-and-6 from the Chargers' 35. Marrone opted to go for it (incomplete pass) instead of a 53-yard Josh Lambo field goal attempt (he was good from 56 yards at the other end of the field last week). 3) In overtime, on third-and-8 from the Chargers' 15, Marrone opted to have Blake Bortles run to spot the football for Lambo instead of setting up for the field goal and a down to spare in case fill-in long snapper Tyler Shatley was off target. …

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