The Jacksonville Jaguars defense continues to play well. The offense, especially Blake Bortles, was able to grab defeat from the jaws of victory.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were winning 20 – 8 in the third quarter. Two interceptions led to field goals and Marquise Lee returned a Houston kickoff for a touchdown. Hopefully, the Jaguars were going to grab a victory on the road.
Blake Bortles finished the game with 12 completions for 92 yards and one interception. He had a one yard touchdown run. His one interception sealed the defeat, once again. He squandered his chance to drive the team down the field for the win.
The Jacksonville defense put Bortles and the offense into a position to win. After the two interceptions, Houston put their back up quarterback into the game. The momentum definitely changed over to the Houston Texans. Houston was looking to grab a home win at all costs.
Late in the fourth quarter, Houston scored to go ahead 21 – 20. The Jaguars had plenty of time to drive for the winning field goal. Jacksonville found a way to squander away the chance to grab a road win.
Blake Bortles’ Last Two Series Allow The Jaguars to Release Victory and Grab Defeat
First down and ten from the 25 yard line, Jacksonville benefits from a holding penalty. First down from the 30, Bortles hits Brian Walters for 15 yards. The game clock read 2:22 left to play.
The next two downs Bortles was unable to give Allen Robinson a chance to grab a reception. Consequently, Jaguars are penalized five yards to make it third and fifteen. Usually Jacksonville runs a screen play of some sort in this situation.
Third and fifteen, Bortles tries to extend the play by running sideways toward the sideline. He can’t find a receiver open. Just before he runs out of bounds, he sees T.J. Yeldon. His pass is low and uncatchable.
Fourth and fifteen, Bortles must convert and keep the team moving. Bortles prevented being sacked and hurled a pass that nobody was able to grab. Houston takes over on downs.
Jacksonville Gets One More Chance With 1:10 Left To Play
First down from their own seven yard line, Bortles had another chance to lead the Jaguars to victory. The Jaguars broke the huddle ready to move towards victory. Bortles throws the game losing interception.
Bortles helped grab defeat from the jaws of victory.