Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/29/12
The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Green Bay Packers 24-15. The Jaguars went into the confines of Lambeau Field and emerged not victorious, but not demoralized either. The game still had its hero and zero. HeroDavon House and Dezmon Moses are the heroes of the game. While the Packers' offense is known for Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Donald Driver and Greg Jennings; it is House and Moses who are the heroes of the game.House and Moses are members of the Packers' special team. In the second quarter House blocked a Bryan Anger punt. Moses then fell on the ball in the end zone for a score. This was the first blocked punt by the Packers since September 2003. And it was the first blocked punt returned for a touchdown since December 1990.This is how heroes are made.ZeroThere is no getting around it. Blaine Gabbert and his receiving corps are the zeroes of the game.  This is the same Gabbert who had career highs in attempts with 49, completions with 27, and yards with 303. This is the same Gabbert who threw for one touchdown with no turnovers. But the Jaguars only gained 108 yards in the second half. The Jaguars were 5-of-16 on third downs.  And they were 1-of-3 inside the 20-yard line. Gabbert and his receivers came up empty on key plays. In two critical drives in the fourth quarter, passes that could be caught were dropped. There were also, of course, passes that were off the mark. Gabbert and his receivers need to become more reliable. At this point tight end Marcedes Lewis is an afterthought. We are still waiting on flashes of promise from first round selection Justin Blackmon.  Only Cecil Shorts III shows some promise. Starting his second consecutive game he caught eight passes for 116 yards.  All three however lack the connection with their quarterback which would allow them to finish games. Until that happens, no matter how many career best -- without a win it is still a zero.  
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