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As week 11 and a second matchup versus the Jacksonville Jaguars looms, we reach out to our favorite Jaguars blog, @BlackandTeal, more specifically, editor @LukeNSims. Luke looks at QB Blaine Gabbert’s performance, top 2012 draft pick Justin Blackmon, and the Jaguars bright spot of a disappointing 2012 season… go ahead and read below to find out what that pleasant surprise is for the dedicated fans.
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What is responsible for the Jags’ rushing defense woes, and can it be fixed before Sunday? (@txbobbumman)
The Jaguars have struggled mightily on defense is more than just rush defense. You can point to injuries, but the truth is that the play simply isn’t living up to ...
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The 2011 rushing champion Maurice Jones-Drew held out of training camp, lobbying for a new contract. New owner Shad Khan balked, and never budged. Jones returned late in camp, but the damage was already done. All he had left as a negotiating tactic was to put up the same type of numbers that won him the rushing title before. Well, his plan came to a screeching halt as soon as he...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Greg Jones, meet Greg Jones.
The Joneses crossed paths for the first time this week in Jacksonville's locker room, the veteran fullback nicknamed "The Bull" exchanging pleasantries with the second-year linebacker probably best known for proposing to his girlfriend on the field after the Super Bowl.
The meeting was a little strange, and being...
Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) is probable for Week 11 against the Texans.Fantasy Spin:Gabbert left late in last Thursday's game against the Colts but we suspect it was more of a precautionary measure than something serious. As it stands, Gabbert will try to play the rest of the season with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder. The Texans held a healthy Gabbert to...
Maurice Jones-Drew has been sidelined with a sprained foot. He was hoping to return by next week, but as of Thursday, Jones-Drew's own assessment of his timetable was foggy. He hopes to return in a couple weeks, but there is no exact date for his return.
According to an interview Jones-Drew did on Fox Sports Radio, Jones-Drew confirmed the injury isn't the type to end...
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was fined $25,000 a helmet-to-helmet hit against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck last Sunday. It was the second time Knighton has been fined this season for the infraction, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk. Knighton was penalized for the hit, which negated an Aaron Ross interception. Jaguars safety...
Last week: 32 (+0)
Still the worst team in the NFL. I think the Chiefs are more likely than they are to win another game the rest of the way. They rank dead last in both yards per play differential and rate of sustaining drives differential. In yards per play differential, they are at -1.1. No one else is worse than -0.9. In rate of sustaining drives they are -14.8%,...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has been fined 25,000 by the NFL for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was defenseless at the time.
The hit came in Indianapolis' victory Nov. 8 at Jacksonville and negated an interception by Aaron Ross.
Jaguars safety Dawan Landry was fined 10,000 for a fourth-quarter hit...
The Jacksonville Jaguars are staggering in for round two. In round one at EverBank Field the Jaguars' got smacked around by the Texans. The final score was 7-27. The Jaguars managed 117 total yards. While the Texans' running back Arian Foster had 110 yards and one touchdown.On the defensive side, soon to be Player of the Year, J.J. Watt had 1.5 sacks with three quarterback...
Other than a few die-hard Jaguars fans, no one expects Jacksonville to put up much of a challenge this week for a hard-hitting Houston team coming off a big road win in tough conditions.Still without their star running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jaguars are averaging just 14.1 points per game and have gotten little help from Blaine Gabbert or this year's first-round draft...
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) at Houston Texans (8-1)
This week, when the Jacksonville Jaguars go to Houston to play the Texans it will be the latest a 1-win team has played a 1-loss team since 1990, when the Patriots played the Bills, also during week 11, How long ago was that? Well, here’s a clue. The Patriots were the 1-win team and the Bills were the 1-loss team. The Bills won...
In this week’s episode, we check in with Twitter favorite and Jaguars fan everydude, Andy Willis. Andy is as diehard as diehards come. We have a Twitter bet for (apparently) every Texans/Jaguars (not Jags – seems they don’t like that) match-up. It’s an avatar wager and if I win, he gets this.
If he wins, I get… I don’t know. Does it matter? It seems...
Houston’s defense has done great this year, only allowing just under 200 passing yards and 85 rushing yards per game. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense is the worst in the NFL and the Houston defense will allow only two field goals and no touchdowns. They will also pick off Blaine Gabbert twice and they will get 10-15 points.
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