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Jaguars’ second half comeback stuns Bears, 17-16

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost plenty of close games at the end, but on Sunday, it was the Chicago Bears who walked off the field dejected. The Jaguars 17-point fourth quarter was just enough to take a 17-16 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field. It was a game of two halves in many ways. After the Jaguars opening drive ended in a fluke interception in the end zone, Chicago dominated the rest of the half. Bears’ quarterback Brian Hoyer…

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Breaking down the NFL playoff Saturday

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Here it is football fans, the best weekend in the NFL season: four premier playoff games over the next two days. Unlike last weekend, this week the NFL’s four best teams recordwise are on the schedule. Let’s break it down Saturday’s games, shall we? 4:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, CBS, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts on the broadcast. The question is: Can K.C. do it? Can they go into Foxborough and somehow steal a…

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Jacksonville Jaguars end season in familiar fashion

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“It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game.” — Shad Khan. Our friends at the Columbia Journalism Review had an article a few months back supporting the Associated Press stylebook stance against sports clichés. Left unwritten: why the cliché is so prevalent. When you cover a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, which has been in “wait-til-next-year” mode since the Barack Obama “historic victory” post-inauguration collectible plates were a hot seller, you see the same things over and…

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Jaguars tumble to 1-5, as season of despair turns tragicomic

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A battle of 1-4 teams in Jacksonville, between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, started off with what one might call optimism. Vegas liked the Jags, for once. One point favorites! Then, once inactives were announced, a seeming reason to take the point. Jaguars running back TJ Yeldon was out. Bad groin. Plodder Toby Gerhart was in. Even against one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL, seventy snaps of Gerhart didn’t seem like it would “bust a grape…

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