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Redskins Late Rally Nets 16-13 Victory Over Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) hosted the Washington Redskins (6-7) at TIAA Bank Field Sunday and Washington made life difficult for the Jags in the beginning. However, Jags quarterback Cody Kessler proved he’s not afraid to run the ball himself.

 

FIRST HALF

After two scoring drives each in the first quarter, Kessler was sacked twice while Washington quarterback Johnson was sacked once. The Jags were tracking at 100% in third down conversions, but just couldn’t get on the board in the first quarter. With 1:55 left in the quarter, Washington scored first with a 46-yard field goal, making the score 3-0. Kessler led his team in rushing yards with twelve in the first quarter.

By the second quarter, the Jags were 3 for 7 on third down conversions while the Redskins were 1 for 7. Seven minutes into the second quarter, Jacksonville made an equalizing 33-yard field goal. While Washington got another sack on Kessler, the Jaguars turned the tide within the final minute of the first half.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver (#12) Dede Westbrook scored a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Commentators and spectators alike bemoaned the lack of explosive plays from Jacksonville, and almost as if on cue, Dede Westbrook delivered one with a 74-yard punt return touchdown, his first of the season. After the extra point, Jaguars took the lead 10-3 into halftime.

 

SECOND HALF

The Redskins scored a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter, shrinking Jacksonville’s lead to four, 10-6. By the third quarter, Kessler had sustained five sacks compared to Johnson’s one. He was undeterred though, continuing to lead the Jags in rushing with 44 yards and netting a much-needed first down with a 21-yard run play.

Early in the fourth quarter the two teams made a tradeoff: a score for a sack. The Redskins sacked Kessler for the sixth time while Jacksonville’s Forbath scored a 41-yard field goal, making the score 13-6.

Jacksonville lost its grip on sure victory, however, with Washington securing their first touchdown and tying the game at 13 points after the extra kick with six minutes left in the game.

Washington's Moreau catches Kessler's pitch intended for Dede Westbrook. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

Washington’s Moreau catches Kessler’s pitch intended for Dede Westbrook. Photo: Willie David/Florida National News.

The Jaguars further lost any chance with Kessler’s pass intercepted by Washington’s Moreau, giving the Redskins final possession of the ball. Hopkins kicked a successful 36-yard field goal, putting the final nail in the coffin for Jacksonville and giving Washington the victory.

“It’s tough offensively when you can’t go back to back to back to back consistently with plays or big plays and be able to punch it in there.  That’s basically what happened during this game. We’re going to continue to keep fighting and keep trying to find ways to create those plays.  It’s going to take all 11 guys to do their job to be able to do that.” -Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone

The Jaguars close out the season playing their final two games on the road. First, they head to South Florida to face the Dolphins on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 1pm and play the Houston Texans Sunday December 30 at 1pm.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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