Bright lights, big city, bigger numbers.
The decision by the Jacksonville Jaguars to start Blaine Gabbert for a second week in a row looked downright brilliant Saturday night because Gabbert was, well, downright brilliant. One week after the Jaguars came away empty on all four possessions led by him, Gabbert expertly guided the no-huddle offense against the New York Jets to 10 points during the opening quarter.
Before giving way to Chad Henne in the second quarter, Gabbert had 13 completions in 16 attempts for 165 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. But that 16th pass could have been a costly one, because Gabbert banged the thumb on his throwing hand on a Jets defender while following through.
Initial reports indicated it was nothing worse than a sprain, although the last thing first-year coach Gus Bradley needs with two preseason games to go is either of his quarterbacks getting injured.
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