Rookies on display
The Jaguars started four rookies on Sunday in left tackle Luke Joeckel, cornerback Demetrius McCray, strong safety Johnathan Cyprien and long snapper Carson Tinker. Rookie safety Josh Evans replaced Dwight Lowery (head injury) on the game’s opening drive and played the rest of the game. Rookies have combined to make nine starts for the Jaguars through three games.
Career-best 143 receiving yards for Shorts
Wide receiver Cecil Shorts had eight receptions for the second consecutive game and produced a career-best 143 receiving yards. Shorts, who averaged 17.9 yards per catch, hooked up with Chad Henne for receptions of 14, 15, 17, 21 and 59 yards. The 59-yard reception in the third quarter was the longest play from scrimmage for the Jaguars through three games. He was the primary target on a game-high 15 passes. He has five career 100-yard receiving games, all coming in the last 11 games. He leads the club with 19 receptions for 276 yards (14.5 avg.) through three games.
Posluszny sets up score with an interception
Linebacker Paul Posluszny picked off Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson midway through the third quarter, his 10th career interception and first for the Jaguars in three games. It marked his sixth interception in the last two-plus seasons with the Jaguars. The interception set up a Maurice Jones-Drew two-yard touchdown run two plays later. Posluszny finished with a game-high 12 tackles and leads the Jaguars through three games with 31 stops.
Jones-Drew gets in the end zone
Maurice Jones-Drew registered the club’s first rushing touchdown of the season, scoring from two yards out in the third quarter. Jones-Drew has 77 career touchdowns (64 rushing, 11 receiving, 2 returns) in 102 games. It marked his first rushing touchdown in six games on the west coast.
Sack/forced fumble for rookie safety
2013 second-round pick Johnathan Cyprien stripped Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the second quarter, forcing a fumble that was recovered by defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick. It marked Cyprien’s first career sack and second career forced fumble with both coming in back-to-back games. It was Deaderick’s first career fumble recovery.
Babin registers second sack of the season
Defensive end Jason Babin recorded his team-best second sack of the season, taking down Russell Wilson for an eight-yard loss in the first quarter. Babin has 57 career sacks in 10 seasons.
Scobee moves up in the record books
Kicker Josh Scobee played in his 139th career game. Only three players in franchise history have played in more game than Scobee (Brad Meester, 196; Jimmy Smith, 171; Fred Taylor, 140). Scobee connected on a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter, increasing his streak to 19 consecutive field goals made in September dating back to 2009.
Burton has career-best numbers
Third-year wide receiver Stephen Burton made his second career start and totaled a career-high five receptions for 42 yards with a long of 13 yards. Burton, who was targeted nine times by quarterback Chad Henne, was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on September 1.
- Running back Jordan Todman scored his first career touchdown on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter.
- Only five different players had receptions for the Jaguars.
- Second-year pro Bryan Anger had seven punts for a 42.7-yard average with two downed inside the 20. Anger has punted 26 times through three games for a 46.3-yard average and 39.9-yard net.
- Linebacker Russell Allen finished with five tackles and has 401 career stops.
- Quarterback Chad Henne was 18 of 38 passing for 235 yards with two interceptions.
- Rookie wide receiver Ace Sanders had a reception of 20-plus yards for the second consecutive week. He hooked up with Chad Henne for a 30-yard grab last Sunday at Oakland and followed with a 20-yard reception against the Seahawks.
- Tight end Clay Harbor and running back Jordan Todman tied for the team-lead with two special teams tackles.
- Rookie Denard Robinson returned the first two kickoffs of his career, finishing with a 27.0-yard average.
- The Jaguars lost their first fumble of the season in the third quarter on an exchange between Denard Robinson and Ace Sanders while in the Wildcat formation.
- The Seahawks scored the game’s first 31 points.