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For Cardiac Cats, “all gold everything” means a win

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On “All Gold Everything” Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars needed a big win against AFC South rivals the Tennessee Titans. And got it. But damned if they didn’t have to work for it. Marcus Mariota came out firing for the road squad, getting the Titans near the Jags’ 30 on the first drive, throwing darts, and getting Tennessee in range for a 47 yard FG from reliable veteran Ryan Succop. Blake Bortles, down 3-0, went three and out and on his…

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In NY, the Jaguars need to be the bad guys … and enjoy it

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The 2-5 Jacksonville Jaguars, despite being three games under .500, have gotten a mini-wave of positive commentary since the London win two week ago. The gist of it: maybe they can actually win the division. Those theories are predicated on several assumptions; primary among them, the Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts will continue to flounder. There are those who wonder how much longer before any or all of those teams make a coaching change. One has already; the…

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Jacksonville Jaguars beat Buffalo Bills, avoid epic second half collapse

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Glimmers of hope. That’s what Jaguars fans were reduced to looking for, as the team sat at 1-5 before a London tilt against E.J. Manuel and the Buffalo Bills. Though Jaguars owner Shad Khan gave coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell public assurances that no midseason changes were in the offing, Jacksonville fans haven’t been quite as accommodating to that vote of confidence as the local media. Game 7 looked winnable from the outset. The Bills’ skill player roster, largely…

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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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For Jacksonville Jaguars, it’s the one that got away

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A different Jags offense surfaced in Indianapolis, at least in the early going, and in it were a lot of the concepts that excited long-suffering fans since the preseason. Use of tight ends on high percentage routes, a crisp command of play action, and going deep when it was there. That was the Blake Bortles people expected to see earlier than a quarter way through the season. And on Sunday, they saw it. at least early on in the game.…

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