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Scobee ties NFL record

Posted Oct 24, 2011

Final notes from Jaguars vs Ravens.

With the win, the Jaguars...

  • Improved to 2-5 and snapped a five-game losing streak.  Are 2-2 at home in 2011.
  • Improved to 10-7 all-time against the Ravens. 
  • Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 67-68 in the regular season since taking over the helm in 2003.  Del Rio is 2-2 against the Ravens.
  • Are 14-15 in nationally televised prime time games including 5-7 under Del Rio.
  • Improved to 8-6 on Monday night and 7-3 at home on Monday night.
  • Won their first prime time game since November 20, 2006 against the New York Giants (ESPN, Monday Night).

 

Scobee ties NFL record with three 50-plus yard field goals; 14 of 14 in seven games

Josh Scobee tied an NFL record with three field goals of 50-plus yards, hitting from 54 yards twice in the first half and adding a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter.  Scobee finished 4 of 4 on field goals and scored all 12 of the club’s points.  In seven games, he is 14 of 14 on field goals and leads the team with 48 points.  The 14 consecutive field goals ties for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. 

 

Scobee has connected on 18 of 28 field goals (.643 pct.) in his career from 50-plus yards including five of five in 2011 (55, 53, 54, 54, 51).  Nine of his 14 field goals through seven games are from 40-plus yards. The 54-yard field goals tied for the longest against the Ravens in franchise history.

 

Franchise record streak extended to 15 games

Josh Scobee extended his franchise record streak to 15 consecutive games with a field goal.  In addition, he eclipsed 700 points for his career with 710.  Mike Hollis holds the franchise record with 764 points from 1995-2001. 

 

Jaguars defense comes up large in win

The Jaguars limited the Ravens to 146 total yards (34 rushing, 112 passing), the fourth-fewest yards allowed in franchise history.  It was the fewest yards by an opponent since the Titans had 98 on Dec. 17, 2006 at Tennessee. 

 

In 13 total possessions, the Ravens had nine three-and-outs, a lost fumble, an interception, a missed field goal and one touchdown.  In the first half on nine possessions, the Ravens punted eight times and turned the ball over on a fumble on the other possession. 

 

Defensive dominance in the first half

The Jaguars defense did not allow a first down in the first half and limited the Ravens to only 16 total yards on nine possessions.  The Ravens punted eight times and had a lost fumble on their nine possessions. Here are other items of note from the first half:

  • The Jaguars allowed only 16 total yards in the first half, the fewest by an opponent in franchise history and fewest in Ravens history.  The previous low by a Jaguars opponent was 33 yards by Cleveland on Dec. 3, 2000.  The 16 yards are the fewest in the NFL since Cincinnati had seven yards against the New York Jets on Jan. 3, 2010.
  • The Jaguars defense did not allow a first down in the first half for the first time in team history.  The last time the Ravens went without a first down in the first half was Sept. 18, 2005 at Tennessee.  The Ravens failed to record a first down in the 1st quarter for first time since an AFC title game loss to the Steelers on Jan. 18, 2009.
  • The six combined points in the first half was the lowest-scoring on Monday Night Football since Oct. 9, 2006, when the Ravens and Broncos were tied 3-3 at half in Denver.
  • There were 13 combined punts (8 by Ravens, 5 by Jaguars), five fumbles (3 by Jaguars, 2 by Ravens) and 101 total yards (85 by Jaguars, 16 by Ravens).
  • The teams were both 0 of 8 on third down. 

 

Jones-Drew eclipses 8,000 career yards from scrimmage

Maurice Jones-Drew finished with 104 yards from scrimmage (105 rushing, -1 receiving) on Monday in his 84th career game and surpassed 8,000 yards from scrimmage for his career with 8,098.  Jones-Drew joined Fred Taylor (13,632, 140 games) and Jimmy Smith (12,286, 171 games) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat. 

 

Second 100-yard rushing game for Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew recorded his 21st career 100-yard rushing game and his second through seven games as he finished with 105 yards on 30 carries.  The Jaguars are 15-6 when Jones-Drew rushes for 100-plus yards. 

 

Jones-Drew is the only player in the NFL with at least 84 rushing yards in each of the first seven games in 2011.  He has at least 84 rushing yards in 11 of the 12 home games including six 100-yard games.  It was only his third career game with 30-plus carries and the Jaguars are 3-0 in those outings. 

 

First career win for Gabbert

Jaguars 2011 first-round pick Blaine Gabbert earned his first career win as a starter.  Gabbert was 9 of 20 passing for 93 yards.  He has 90 straight passing attempts without throwing an interception. 

 

Jaguars register 17-play drive for second consecutive week

Blaine Gabbert directed a 17-play, 57-yard drive to begin the second half which led to a 22-yard field goal by Josh Scobee. It was the second consecutive game the Jaguars had a scoring drive of 17 plays. 

 

The Jaguars’ only drive that resulted in a touchdown in week six at Pittsburgh was a 17-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert to Jason Hill.

 

Smith records eighth forced fumble

Daryl Smith forced a fumble of Ravens running back Ray Rice in the first quarter.  It was Smith’s eighth career forced fumble which is tied for the third-most in franchise history.  It was the first fumble recovery of the season for the Jaguars. 

 

35th career takeaway for Rashean Mathis

Cornerback Rashean Mathis recovered a first quarter fumble by Ray Rice that led to the first points of the game.  Mathis has a franchise-record 35 career takeaways (30 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries).

 

Jaguars turn to Thomas as punt returner

Mike Thomas was back to his old ways on Monday as the Jaguars punt returner, returning six punts for a 6.2-yard average.  Thomas, who did not return a punt in the first six games, entered the season with a 9.9-yard average on 48 returns including a 78-yard return for a touchdown at Indianapolis on Dec. 18, 2010.

 

Sack fest

The Jaguars recorded three sacks of Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (Daryl Smith, Jeremy Mincey, Dwight Lowery).  The Jaguars have three sacks in back-to-back games for the first time since 2007 (Dec. 16 at Pittsburgh, 5 – Dec. 23 vs. Oakland, 4).  The Jaguars have two or more sacks in five games including 11 in the last four games. 

 

Mincey had his second sack of the season and the ninth of his career.  He has a sack in two of the last three games. 

 

Coleman puts finishing touches on win

Cornerback Drew Coleman sealed the victory with an interception of Joe Flacco with 1:38 remaining in the game.  It was Coleman’s first interception as a Jaguar and the third of his career.  The Jaguars have recorded at least one interception in five of the first seven games. 

 

Tidbits

  • Wide receiver Mike Thomas is the only player on the Jaguars with a reception in all seven games. 
  • Cornerback Derek Cox returned to the starting lineup on Monday, his first action since week three at Carolina. 
  • The Jaguars rushed for 132 yards on 42 carries, the sixth time in seven games the club has eclipsed 100 rushing yards.
  • The Jaguars improved to 16-5 in the last 21 games with 30 or more rushing attempts.
  • The Jaguars have not allowed a touchdown in the third quarter since week two at the Jets.
  • Joe Flacco finished 21 of 38 passing for 137 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a 61.0 rating.  The Jaguars have not allowed a 100-plus rating by an opposing quarterback through seven weeks.
  • The Jaguars improved to 42-10 when leading at halftime under head coach Jack Del Rio and 50-10 when leading after three quarters. 

 

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