Jacksonville Jaguars kept things interesting in Week 10’s loss
The Jacksonville Jaguars played surprisingly well in 24-20 loss.
If you expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to play an entertaining game on Sunday, you weren’t disappointed. If you expected them to lose, you weren’t disappointed either. The ‘Jags’ flew to Wisconsin to take on a very good Green Bay Packers team and even though they left Lambeau Field with a loss, they didn’t do it without a fight.
In a surprising development, the Jaguars held the Packers scoreless in the first quarter. Of course, there were three more quarters left to play, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers found wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 76-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. Green Bay was up 7-3, but wide receiver Keelan Cole returned a 90-yard punt for a touchdown a few drives later.
The Jacksonville Jaguars fought back in the fourth quarter.
The Packers didn’t want to be left behind a quickly struck back. They drove 81 yards on the following drive and scored on a 5-yard scramble by Rodgers. They weren’t done and kicked a field goal before halftime with a 17-10 lead.
If you thought the Jaguars would wave the white flag in the third quarter, you weren’t probably alone, but they showed life and decided to fight back. Cornerback C.J. Henderson forced a fumble and gave the ball back to the offense. Quarterback Jake Luton quickly found Keelan Cole and just like that, the game was tied 17-17.
Sidney Jones was covering Valdes-Scantling when he scored earlier in the game, but he made up for it with an interception in the third quarter. Before today’s game, the Packers had turned the ball over just three times. Against this Jacksonville teams, they had two turnovers.
Early in the fourth quarter, Jaguars kicker hit Chase McLaughlin hit a 31-yard field goal, his second one of the day. The ‘Jags’ 20-17 didn’t last long though, as Aaron Rodgers threw a six-yard touchdown to Davante Adams in their next drive and the Packers were up 24-20.
The Jaguars had a couple of chances to get ahead on the scoreboard but couldn’t seize either of them. In the Jaguars’ last drive of the game, Jake Luton was sacked in back-to-back plays and threw the ball away on a fourth-down attempt. The Packers then took a couple of knees and won their seventh game of the year while the ‘Jags’ lost their eighth consecutive one.