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Jacksonville Jaguars Clinch First Home Turf Victory of the Season Despite Field Rumble

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Jacksonville entered their third true home game of the season (one home game was in London, England), without a victory at EverBank Field. In a game that featured two ejections, a few scuffles and a lot of hard hitting from both teams, the Jaguars improve to 5-3 with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green and starting Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey were both ejected after getting into a scuffle at the end of the first half. Green, who only had one catch for 6 yards, had been frustrated with Ramsey the entire half and decided to shove him after a running play with less than 20 seconds left in the half. Ramsey shoved Green back and Green proceeded to slam Ramsey on the ground and threw 2 punches at a helmeted Ramsey.

Both benches cleared and only Green and Ramsey were both ejected. The incident spilled over to the locker room at halftime as Ramsey had to be restrained by officials as he attempted to enter the Bengals locker room. The ejection sparked a Jaguars defense as they shut out the Bengals in the second half.

The Jaguar defense forced the Bengals to have 29 rushing yards on 17 carries. Most importantly, the Bengals only converted one of their 8 third down conversion chances. Even though the Jaguars had only 2 sacks as a team, they pressured Andy Dalton most of the game.

Blake Bortles went 24-38 for 259 yards and with a three-yard touchdown pass to Marqise Lee early in the second quarter. He completed passes to 8 different receivers and five of them had three or more catches. Lee led Jacksonville with 8 catches and 75 yards receiving.

The Jaguars, who played the game without leading rusher Leonard Fournette, who was suspended for a team violation before kickoff, got 70 yards on 20 carries from Chris Ivory. T.J. Yeldon contributed 41 yards on 11 carries for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville also scored on Special Teams as Jaydon Mickens took a punt back 63 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to make the score 23-7.

Josh Lambo got the Jaguars on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal. The drive was 9 plays, 71 yards and it took up more than 4 minutes.

Jacksonville’s opening series ended up with Yeldon fumbling on the Bengals 25 yard-line. The fumble recovery was Cincinnati’s first fumble recovery in the last 18 games (A modern day NFL record for games in between a defensive fumble recovery).

Jacksonville (5-3) returns home next Sunday as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers at EverBank Field at 1pm.

 

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter:

  • Jacksonville – Lambo 32-yard field goal (Jaguars 3-0)

2nd Quarter:

  • Jacksonville – Bortles 3-yard touchdown pass to Lee (Jaguars 10-0)
  • Cincinnati – Mixon 7-yard touchdown run (Jaguars 10-7)
  • Jacksonville – Lambo 56-yard field goal (Jaguars 13-7)

3rd Quarter

  • Jacksonville – Lambo 33-yard field goal (Jaguars 16-7)

4th Quarter

  • Jacksonville – Mickens 63-yard punt return for a touchdown (Jaguars 23-7)

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Danny Thomspon is a sports contributor for Florida National News. | info@floridanationalnews.com

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