The Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons came together for a tough game as both teams fight to stay in playoff contention.
With 1:42 left in regulation and down 17-23, the Jacksonville Jaguars needed to put something together to come out on top.
Following two touchdowns to tie the game at 17 in the second half, the Jaguars let the Atlanta Falcons put up two field goals and take the lead with barely any time left..
The final chapter of this game began at the 11 yard line after Nick Marshall mistakenly took the ball out of the end zone on a return. It was all down to Blake Bortles and his corps of threatening receivers to get the job done.
After a massive catch by Marqise Lee for 30 yards, Lee quickly got off the field injured.
Bortles followed it up getting near midfield with a short pass over the middle to Julius Thomas. Then came a painful sack.
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With just 58 second left, the Jags faced third and ten. Then an incomplete pass to Allen Hurns deep. Then it all came down to fourth down.
…and it all came down to another Blake Bortles pass as he threw the ball to Allen Robinson which he could barely get his hands on.
In the end, those six points were just too much for the Jacksonville Jaguars to overcome, making the climb to the playoffs near impossible now.
With a final score of 23-17, the Jaguars will definitely not claw their way back to .500 on the season. Now 5-9, the Jags can hope to play spoiler against the Houston Texans and keep showing that “grit” that head coach Gus Bradley has been promoting all season long.
It’s not all over for the Jags, but this one was definitely a disappointment for the team.