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Rapid Recap – Jaguars fall at home to Rams

Ari Russell

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were at home to take on the Los Angeles Rams. It was a game between two teams who have had a strong start, or at least stronger starts than expected and an important game for two teams looking to leverage playoff positions.

The Rams would strike first right off the kickoff, as Pharoh Cooper would take the opening kick 103 yards for a TD, 7-0 Rams. Then on the next play from scrimmage, rookie Leonard Fournette would take it to the house 75 yards.

The Rams would tack on a field goal to take the 10-7 lead, then Blake Bortles would find Chris Ivory for 22 yards and the Jags take the 14-10 lead.

After that the Rams would take their final drive of the first quarter as have Jared Goff finding Gerald Everett to take the 17-14 lead again. The real turning point of the game, took place with 2:25 left in the first half, when the Rams would block a punt.

Rams took the lead at halftime 24-14.

In the second half the defenses got stingy again on both sides. The Jags would close the gap by getting a field goal in the third quarter to make the score 24-17. The fourth quarter didn’t produce much action, until the Rams got some insurance points by tacking on another field goal to take the lead back to ten 27-17.

The Jaguars would get the ball back down ten with two minutes and some change left, but weren’t able to sustain a quick drive and score and would fall to the rams 27-17.

Leonard Fournette once again had a stellar performance rushing for 130 yards of 21 carries and a TD before leaving with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.  It is not believed to be a serious injury. Bortles had a decent game going 23/35 with 1 TD and 1 INT. The INT being a costly one of course.

Bortles inability to lead drives in the second half was one of the main reasons the Jags fell short on Sunday. The Rams defense deserves a lot of credit, making it hard, but Bortles still needs to find ways to make plays and he wasn’t able to when the game was in crunch time.

The Jaguars drop to 3-3 and 0-2 at home.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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