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Jaguars snap losing streak with 38-17 victory

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For the first time since October 17, the Jacksonville Jaguars walked off the field as a winner. They 38-17 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans broke a nine-game losing streak and made a winner of interim coach Doug Marrone in his first outing. Marrone may have had an immediate impact on his quarterback, Blake Bortles, who had a spectacular day. The former Central Florida star threw for 325 yards and a touchdown without an interception. A good portion of the criticism…

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Jaguars lose 9th straight in Houston; Gus Bradley fired

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Never before had the Jacksonville Jaguars lost nine games in a row. On Sunday in Houston that statement became inoperable when the Houston Texans came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Jacksonville 21-20. After the game, Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley was fired. “I thanked Gus Bradley for his commitment to the Jacksonville Jaguars over the past four seasons,” said Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan. “As anyone close to our team knows, Gus gave his staff and players everything he…

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UCF returns to bowl action against Arkansas State

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The University of Central Florida Knights look to start another string of bowl appearances when they face the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Saturday’s AutoNation Cure Bowl. They are not traveling far as the game will take place in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Players are always happy to be in a bowl game, but normally look forward to a trip away from home. For a team that went 0-12 the year before, the Knights are more than happy to stay…

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Jaguars good effort still not good enough against Vikings

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The Jacksonville Jaguars gave a good effort, but it wasn’t good enough. Despite carrying a lead into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars gave up two touchdowns in the final period to fall to the Minnesota Vikings 25-19. It was Jacksonville’s eighth consecutive loss. It also marked the first road win for the Vikings since they won at Carolina on September 25. Perhaps the Jaguars felt destiny was on their side in the fateful fourth quarter. With Minnesota leading 18-16, Matt…

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Jaguars latest loss fuels rumors of a Tom Coughlin encore

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It is hard to imagine one team holding another to 206 yards of total offense, yet still lose the game. Somehow the Jacksonville Jaguars were able to pull off that improbability, losing to the Denver Broncos 20-10 on Sunday at EverBank Field. Denver could manage only 102 passing yards and 104 yards rushing, but found ways to score enough to take the victory. Jaguars’ Quarterback Blake Bortles tossed two interceptions, one of which was a 51-yard return for a “pick-six”…

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Effort was there, victory was not for Jaguars

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Sometimes even a strong effort is not enough. That describes the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sunday afternoon in Buffalo. Despite the defense playing aggressive football, there was not quite enough offense for the Jaguars to break their long losing streak. The Bills came away with a 28-21 victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium sending Jacksonville to their sixth straight loss. The Bills came into the game as the leading rushing team in the NFL. For most of the day, Jacksonville did a good…

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Jags lose another close one as Lions prevail

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Once again the Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to win a game, but once again it was the other team making the plays needed to win. The Detroit Lions scored two non-offensive touchdowns and made a fourth quarter comeback to beat Jacksonville 26-19 at Ford Field on Sunday. The Jaguars defense showed up to play and they deserved a better fate. Detroit was able to manage only 14 rushing yards all day and they sacked Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford three…

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