Jacksonville Jaguars edge Miami Dolphins 23-20


In an incredibly close game against the Miami Dolphins, the Jacksonville Jaguars won by a score of 23 to 20.

With the game tied 20-20 for much of the second half, the two offenses struggled to move the ball and it became a game of field position. With the Miami Dolphins backed up on their own eight yard line after a punt by Bryan Anger, quarterback Ryan Tannehill was strip-sacked by former Dolphin Jared Odrick, resulting in a recovery for the Dolphins on the one-yard line.

This drive turned out to be be the key to the game as the Dolphins essentially lost the field position battle.

The Jacksonville Jaguars started the next drive on their own 24 and managed to get the ball moving, driving with the aid of some Jags receivers and penalties from the Miami Dolphins.

Jason Myers kicked a 28-yard field goal through the uprights to secure the win 23-20 with just 40 seconds left on the clock.

The Jags’ defense did the rest.

It wasn’t the most pretty game by the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it was a competitive game that saw the team put together strong performances coupled with a mental durability to play all 60 minutes and not give up when things looked rough.

Credit should be given to both Myers and to Blake Bortles for completing the game by finally putting together a strong final drive.

The Jags defense also should be credited with limiting a hot Ryan Tannehill in the fourth quarter, especially after he was completing seemingly every pass. Jared Odrick in particular did everything he could to win the game by himself.

It was a tough, well fought game, but the Jaguars managed to get their first win of the season.

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