Chargers vs. Jaguars notes

WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...

  • Improved their record to 7-3 in 2007, tied for the third-best start in franchise history (9-1, 1999; 8-2 in 1998; 7-3 in 1997 and 2005)
  • Have won seven of their last nine games and improved to 5-2 against the AFC this season.
  • Improved to 2-1 against San Diego and 3-0 against the AFC West in 2007.
  • Have won 11 of their last 15 games at home and improved to 15-6 at home since 2005 and 24-13 overall under head coach Jack Del Rio.
  • Improved to 36-22 overall since 2004, the seventh-best mark in the NFL.
  • Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 41-33 since taking over the helm in 2003.
  • Improved to 11-8 under Del Rio in November.

TAYLOR SETS TEAM RECORD FOR YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE
RB Fred Taylor set the franchise record for yards from scrimmage today, surpassing Jimmy Smith (12,285). Taylor finished with 85 yards on 20 carries.

GARRARD RETURNS FROM INJURY AND IMPROVES TO 15-10 AS STARTER
QB David Garrard improved to 15-10 as a starter and 9-6 at home. Garrard missed the last three games with an ankle injury. He has thrown a touchdown pass in nine of his last 10 games.

GARRARD RECORDS SEVENTH MULTI-TOUCHDOWN GAME
David Garrard threw for multiple touchdowns for the seventh time in his career and second time this season. Garrard hooked up with Reggie Williams for a 36-yard reception in the second quarter and hooked up with Marcedes Lewis for a one-yard scoring play in the third quarter. Garrard finished with a 100-plus rating for a career-high fifth time in seven games this season.

GARRARD SETS NEW TEAM RECORD WITH SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE GAME WITHOUT AN INTERCEPTION
David Garrard surpassed his previous team record by not throwing an interception in his seventh consecutive games. He went six straight games from 12/11/05 to 11/5/06. Garrard has not thrown an interception in his last 172 attempts which surpassed Mark Brunell today for the third-longest streak in team history. Garrard holds the team record with 175 straight pass attempts without an interception.

SCOBEE RETURNS WITH 48-YARD FIELD GOAL
Kicker Josh Scobee returned to action for the first time since week one and connected on a 48-yard field goal on the club's opening possession. It marked the longest field goal for the Jaguars this season and longest for Scobee since 12/10/06 vs. Indianapolis. Scobee also finished with two touchbacks.

BACK IN THE END ZONE
Maurice Jones-Drew scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter, his 23rd touchdown in the last 24 games. He has a rushing touchdown in five of the last seven games. With the score, he moved into a tie for third place in team history for most career rushing touchdowns with Stacey Mack (1999-2002) at 19. Jones-Drew has six touchdowns in the last five games against AFC opponents.

MOVING ON UP
Maurice Jones-Drew moved up in the Jaguars record book in several categories today. Jones-Drew surpassed Stacey Mack (1,498, 2000-02) in fourth place in team history for most career rushing yards. Jones-Drew surpassed David Allen (52, 2003-04) in third place for most kickoff returns in team history and surpassed Reggie Barlow (3,687) in fifth place for most all-purpose yards in team history.

WILLIAMS SETS CAREER-HIGH WITH FIFTH TOUCHDOWN
WR Reggie Williams recorded his career-high fifth touchdown of the season on a 36-yard reception in the second quarter, the second-longest touchdown reception of his career. Williams surpassed his previous career-high of four in 2006. He has two touchdowns in the last three games.

NELSON SETS ROOKIE RECORD WITH THIRD INTERCEPTION
2007 first-round pick Reggie Nelson set a team record for most interceptions by a Jaguars rookie with his third interception in the fourth quarter. Rashean Mathis (2003), Fernando Bryant (1999) and Kevin Hardy (1996) all had two interceptions as a rookie.

KNIGHT RECORDS 53RD CAREER TAKEAWAY
Safety Sammy Knight intercepted Philip Rivers on the Chargers final drive to seal the victory. Knight, who has three interceptions this season, has 53 career takeaways (41 ints, 12 FRs).

LIGHTS OUT AFTER THIRD QUARTER
The Jaguars improved to 31-6 when leading after the third quarter under head coach Jack Del Rio. The Jaguars have won 17 consecutive games when they lead after the third quarter. Their last defeat when leading after the third quarter was at St. Louis on October 30, 2005. In addition, the Jaguars improved to 27-5 under Del Rio when they score first and 26-5 when they lead at halftime.

RUN, RUN AND RUN
The Jaguars rushed for 122 yards, the eighth time in 10 games the club has rushed for 100 yards. In addition, the Jaguars have rushed for 100-plus yards in 20 of the last 22 games.

TIDBITS
Dennis Northcutt had a 25-yard punt return in the first quarter, the longest for the Jaguars this season ... Fred Taylor moved into second place in history with 118th start ... TE George Wrighster had a career-long 36-yard reception in the third quarter ... TE Marcedes Lewis scored his first touchdown of the season, the second of his career ... The Jaguars are 31-9 under head coach Jack Del Rio when the club scores 20-plus points. The Jaguars have scored 24 or more points in four straight games ... The Jaguars have allowed only one 100-yard rusher in 2007 (Chris Brown, Tennessee, 175) ... The Jaguars have allowed only one opposing quarterback (Drew Brees, New Orleans, 119.9) to post a 100-plus rating through 10 games ... The Jaguars have been even or won the turnover margin in eight of 10 games this season ... The Jaguars did not have a turnover for the fourth time this season ...

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