Posted October 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Jacksonville Jaguars are tired of ''missing lay-ups.'' Dropping nine passes. Giving up a blocked punt that resulted in a touchdown. Fumbling in the red zone. They are all simple plays - lay-ups, as coach Mike Mularkey calls them - that the Jaguars (1-6) need to make to help them turn things around. ''The things that are not allowing us to win these games when we have chances, it's got to stop,'' Mularkey said Monday. ''We've got to find a way to make it stop.'' It didn't against Green Bay, resulting in a 24-15 loss. But the Jaguars feel like they're making progress. Blaine Gabbert had a career day, throwing for 303 yards and a touchdown. Cecil Shorts III caught eight passes for a career-high 116 yards. And Jacksonville's defense played its best game of the season, holding the Packers to 238 yards and two offensive touchdowns. Maybe, just maybe, being without star running back Maurice Jones-Drew could be a positive. It certainly forced the Jaguars to rely on others. ''If w...
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