Jaguars Pound Browns For First Win Of Season 24-6

Cleveland Browns v Jacksonville Jaguars

Winless no more.

After playing much better the last two weeks, the Jaguars finally came through today with a HUGE 24-6 win over the Cleveland Browns, who came into Sunday’s game riding high at 3-2.

The Jaguars defense dominated, pounding the Browns offense and QB Brian Hoyer, who had his worst day of the year, going 16 of 41 for 215 yards, throwing a late pick which sealed the win for Jacksonville after they went up 17-6.

The running game was weak as well for the Browns, as they ran 30 times for 69 yards, including 36 by Ben Tate. The Jags D gang tackled all day long, and it showed.

The Jags game plan was to run, and it paid off, as the Cats ran for 185 yards on 35 carries, with Denard Robinson running for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown.

Blake Bortles threw three picks in the win, but was able to overcome them and with a defense that made big plays and a solid run game, the club gained their first win since December 5th of 2013.

Leading 6-0, the Browns went for it on a fourth down deep in Jags territory, and failed, turning the tide totally. The Jags hit a could big pass plays, and scored on a passing TD from Bortles to fellow rookie Allen Robinson for a 31-yard score to take a 7-6 lead at the half.

The second half the Jags laid the hammer on the Browns offense, and eventually the Jags offense was able to put the game away after Jordan Poyer fumbled a punt deep in Browns territory.

Robinson’s 8-yard TD run in the fourth quarter provided some cushion, and rookie Storm Johnson added a 4-yard scoring run a few minutes later – the exclamation point in Jacksonville’s third home victory in the last three seasons.

Poll: Browns at Jaguars – Who Wins the Week 7 Matchup?

Cleveland Browns v Jacksonville Jaguars 12-1-2013


Browns at Jaguars NFL Week Seven Capsule

CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-2) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-6)

SERIES

BROWNS JAGUARS
SERIES LEADER 10-5
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Pettine: 0-0 Bradley 1-0
LAST WEEK W 31-10 vs. Steelers L 16-14 at Titans
LAST GAME 12/1/13: Jaguars 32 at Browns 28. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 77 yards & throws 8-yard TD pass. Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts adds 64 receiving yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/21/10: Jaguars 24, Browns 20. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 133 yards & TD. Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis has 5 catches for 66 yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 140 (Cle.), 127 (Jax.). XM: 227 (Jax.).

STATS

PASSING Hoyer: 90-149-1224-7-1-99.5 Bortles (R): 97-143-1004-4-7-76.8
RUSHING Tate: 53-243-4.6-2 Gerhart: 48-123-2.6-1
RECEIVING Hawkins: 24-270-11.3-0
  1. Robinson (R): 30-311-10.4-0
OFFENSE 383.2 290.0
TAKE/GIVE +3 -8
DEFENSE 409.2 411.2
SACKS 3 tied: 2 Branch, Clemons: 3
INTs Gipson: 2 (T1C) Ball: 1
PUNTING Lanning: 43.7 Anger: 47.3
KICKING Cundiff: 36 (15/15 PAT; 7/9 FG) Scobee: 27 (9/9 PAT; 6/9 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: In 8 starts with Browns, QB BRIAN HOYER is 6-2 with 1,839 pass yards & 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs with 92.9 rating. Had 217 pass yards & 113 rating last week & aims for 4th in row with 97+ rating…Browns lead AFC in rushing (146.4 yards per game) & are only NFL team to have 2 rookies with 200+ rush yards – RBs ISAIAH CROWELL (237) & TERRANCE WEST (235). Crowell had career-high 77 rush yards & TD vs. Pit. Leads NFL rookies with 4 rush TDs. Last week, RB BEN TATE rushed for season-high 2 TDs & 78 yards. Has 202 rush yards & 2 TDs in past 2…Last week, TE JORDAN CAMERON led team with 3 catches for 102 yards (34 avg.), including 51-yard TD. In only career meeting (10/31/10 with Cowboys), WR MILES AUSTIN had 7 catches for 117 yards (16.7 avg.)…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 42 tackles. Since 2007, is only NFL player with 20+ sacks (23) & 12+ INTs (12). In 2 career meetings, LB JABAAL SHEARD has 2 sacks & FF. Aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. Jax. CB JOE HADEN has INT in 2 of 3 career meetings. CB BUSTER SKRINE had 1st INT of season last week…JAGUARS: Last week, rookie QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) passed for career-high 336 yards with 1 TD for 88.7 rating. Has 106 rush yards on 16 att. (6.6 avg.)…Rookie RB STORM JOHNSON (Round 7, No. 222 overall) made 1st career NFL start vs. Titans & scored 1st career rush TD…Jags are only NFL team this season with 2 rookies with 250+ receiving yards each (WRs ALLEN HURNS & ALLEN ROBINSON). Robinson had 8 catches for 68 yards last week. Has 311 rec. yards, tied for 1st among AFC rookies (SAMMY WATKINS). Hurns has 3 TD receptions, most among AFC rookies. WR CECIL SHORTS III led team with 10 catches for 103 yards last week. Had 64 receiving yards & TD catch in only career meeting…Defense has 19 sacks, tied for 2nd most in NFL…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads AFC with 57 tackles. DE CHRIS CLEMONS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in last meeting (10/23/11 with Sea.). CB WILL BLACKMON had sack & FF last week.

Jaguars vs Titans Wednesday Injury Report

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DE Ryan Davis (shoulder), WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), LB Paul Posluszny (knee), LB Dekoda Watson (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Toby Gerhart (foot), CB Dwayne Gratz (concussion), TE Clay Harbor (back), WR Allen Hurns (foot), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), DT Roy Miller (ankle)

TENNESSEE TITANS

Practice Report

OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)

Wednesday

S Bernard Pollard (achilles)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DT Jurrell Casey (not injury related), QB Jake Locker (right hand), T Michael Roos (knee), CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee), TE Craig Stevens (thigh)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

RB Shonn Greene (hamstring), TE Taylor Thompson (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

TE Delanie Walker (shoulder), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (concussion)

Poll: AFC South Week Six Matchup – Who Wins the Jags or Titans?

Tennessee Titans v Jacksonville Jaguars


Jaguars at Titans NFL Week Six Capsule

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-5) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (1-4)

SERIES

JAGUARS TITANS
SERIES LEADER 21-17
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Bradley: 1-1 Whisenhunt: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 17-9 vs. Steelers L 29-28 vs. Browns
LAST GAME 12/22/13: Titans 20 at Jaguars 16. Tennessee WR Nate Washington catches 6 passes for 117 yards, including 30-yard TD. Titans RB Shonn Green records 91 rushing yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/10/13: Jaguars 29, Titans 27. Jacksonville RBs Maurice Jones-Drew & Jordan Todman each score rushing TDs. Jaguars CB Will Blackmon returns fumble 21 yards for TD.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (Jax.), 137 (Ten.). XM: 231 (Ten.).

STATS

PASSING Bortles (R): 65-97-668-3-6-71.2 Locker: 65-112-764-4-4-75.9 OR

Whitehurst: 25-44-371-3-1-97.8

RUSHING Gerhart: 48-123-2.6-1 Greene: 44-190-4.3-1
RECEIVING
  1. Robinson (R): 22-243-11.0-0
Walker (TE): 26-364-14.0-3
OFFENSE 272.2 343.2
TAKE/GIVE -6 0
DEFENSE 435.4 374.2
SACKS Branch: 3 Casey: 2
INTs Ball: 1 Griffin, McCourty: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Anger: 47.3 Kern: 44.9
KICKING Scobee: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/8 FG) Succop: 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: In only career road start (vs. SD in Week 4), rookie QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) completed 29 of 37 passes (78.4 pct.) for 254 yards with 1 TD for 81.6 rating. Has 68 rush yards on 11 att. (6.2 avg.)…In only meeting (10/7/12 with Min.), RB TOBY GERHART rushed for 41 yards on 6 att. (6.8 avg.)…Jags are only NFL team this season with 2 rookies with 200+ receiving yards each (WRs ALLEN HURNS & ALLEN ROBINSON). Robinson led team in catches (5) & rec. yards (51) vs. Pit. Aims for 5th in row with 4+ catches. Hurns has 3 TD catches, tied for most among NFL rookies. WR CECIL SHORTS III has TD catch in 3 of past 4…Defense has 16 sacks, 3rd most in NFL…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads AFC with 53 tackles, including team-high 12 tackles & sack last week. DT ABRY JONES had career-high 2 sacks & FF vs. Pit. Had 1st career half sack in last meeting. DE ANDRE BRANCH has 2 sacks in past 3 on road. In past 11 on road, DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 7.5 sacks & 3 FF…TITANS: QB JAKE LOCKER had rush TD & pass TD last week. QB CHARLIE WHITEHURST set career-highs in pass yards (194), TDs (2) & rating (123.9) vs. Cle…RB SHONN GREENE has rush TD in 3 of past 4 games vs. Jax. Has 3,908 career rush yards & needs 92 to reach 4,000 career…Last week, WR KENDALL WRIGHT had 6 catches for 47 yards & 2 TDs & added 43 rush yards on 2 att. (21.5 avg.). Has 3+ catches in 19 of past 20 overall. WR NATE WASHINGTON had 4 catches for 57 yards last week. Since joining Titans in 2009, leads team in rec. (277), rec. yards (4,081) & TD catches (26). TE DELANIE WALKER leads AFC TEs in catches (26) & rec. yards (364)…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN leads team with 37 tackles. LB KAMERION WIMBLEY has 4 sacks in past 5 vs. Jax. LB DERRICK MORGAN has 4 sacks in past 3 vs. Jax. S GEORGE WILSON had INT in last meeting. Since 2007, S BERNARD POLLARD is 1 of 4 NFL players with 12+ INTs (12) & 10+ sacks (10.5).

Jaguars Release Statement About Ebola Sign During Steelers Game

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Call it bad judgement at the sake of trying to be funny, but in the end it was a sign that blew up the internet after it was posted.

Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille was pictured with a sign that read “Towels Carry Ebola,” – poking fun at the Steelers’ Terrible Towels.

Today, team president Mark Lamping released a statement about the sign and the backlash the team got from it.

Lamping’s full statement:

“Improvisation and humor have both been key elements to the character of Jaxson DeVille, especially when he performs at home games. On Sunday, the person who has played Jaxson DeVille over the past 20 seasons made an extremely poor decision in that regard. The team was unaware of this inappropriate sign, which was hand-made by Jaxson during the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game, until after it had been displayed. We are handling the matter internally and taking it very seriously. We extend our sincerest apologies to anyone who was offended.”

Monday NFL Week Six Lines – Jags Underdogs In Tennessee

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
10/9 8:25 ET Indianapolis -2.5 At Houston 45.5
10/12 1:00 ET Denver -7.5 At NY Jets 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Cleveland -2 Pittsburgh 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Tennessee -6 Jacksonville
10/12 4:25 ET At Atlanta -3 Chicago 53.5
10/12 1:00 ET Green Bay -3.5 At Miami 48.5
10/12 1:00 ET Detroit -3 At Minnesota
10/12 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -6.5 Carolina Off
10/12 1:00 ET New England -3 At Buffalo Off
10/12 1:00 ET Baltimore -3 At Tampa Bay 43
10/12 4:05 ET San Diego -7 At Oakland 43
10/12 4:25 ET At Seattle -8.5 Dallas Off
10/12 4:25 ET At Arizona -3 Washington Off
10/12 8:30 ET At Philadelphia -2.5 NY Giants 50

Monday Night Football Line

10/13 8:30 ET San Francisco -3.5 At St. Louis 43.5
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