Jacksonville's Jordan Todman and Atlanta's Josh Vaughn made strong final bids to win backup jobs by running for touchdowns as the Jaguars held on late for a 20-16 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
Mike Kafka, Jacksonville's third quarterback of the game, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Ebert early in the fourth quarter to give the Jaguars the lead.
Todman, who appeared in only one game in his 2012 rookie season, was trying to take advantage of the void created when Justin Forsett missed the entire preseason with a toe injury. Todman had nine carries for 60 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown run, in his bid to win a backup job behind Maurice Jones-Drew.
Both teams held out most of their starters.
Falcons quarterback Domonique Davis was stopped on a fourth-and-goal run from the 3 with 1:51 remaining.
Atlanta's defense held and the Falcons took possession again at Jacksonville's 41 with 1:24 remaining. Davis ran for 5 yards before throwing three straigh...