One Bad Pass Changed the Tide in Another Tough Loss

For most of the night, the Jaguars played what could have been considered their best game of the season. But then, just like what has happened at numerous points of the 08 season, the team shot themselves in the foot at the possible worst time.

David Garrard was on fire to start the game, picking apart the Colts secondary that had played so well. The Jags built a 17-7 lead at the half and then led 24-14 entering the fourth quarter. That’s when the bottom dropped out. First a TD to Dallas Clark cut the Jags lead to 24-21, then after the Colts tied it, Garrard made the exact type of mistake that he avoided throughout most of the 07 season.

A pick six.

Trying to throw a slant that Keiwan Ratliff was sitting on, Garrard didn’t see the CB sitting there waiting for the ball, and then, 35 yards later the Jags were once again on the losing end of a game they easily could have closed out.

It’s the biggest reason today that the team is 5-10 instead of say – 10-5. Mistakes in critical moments. They have happend all season long at the worst possible moments. Thursday night was just like the icing on the cake when Garrard threw the pass that put salt in the wound known as a bad Jaguars season.

All can’t be blamed on the Jags franchise QB. He and the offense played well enough to win, and the defense couldn’t stop Peyton Manning and the Colts offense enough to secure the win. It’s just another reason why this season could not end soon enough for Garrard, the Jags fellow players and coaches, and their fans.

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