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Defense holding its ground

The Jaguars held an opponent under 300 yards for the second consecutive game as the Jets managed only 283 yards. Tennessee produced 292 yards against the Jaguars on Kickoff Weekend. It marks only the third time in franchise history (1999, 2001) an opponent has been held under 300 yards in each of the first two games.  In addition, it's the first time since 2007 the Jaguars defense has held an opponent to less than 300 yards in back-to-back games.   

Today was the second time in the last four games dating back to 2010 when the club has allowed less than 300 yards and lost the game.  The Jaguars allowed only 251 yards against Washington in a loss on Dec. 26, 2010 at EverBank Field. 

Jaguars without four starters

The Jaguars were without four starters today in tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf), wide receiver Jason Hill (hip), cornerback Derek Cox (chest) and Aaron Kampman (knee).  It was Lewis' first missed game since the 2009 season finale at Cleveland.   

Scobee shows off leg with 55-yard field goal

Josh Scobee scored the Jaguars only points with a 55-yard field goal in the first quarter, the second-longest field goal in franchise history and the longest in the two-year history of MetLife Stadium.  Scobee set the franchise record with a 59-yard game-winning field goal on Oct. 3, 2010 against Indianapolis. 

Jones-Drew off to a solid start

Maurice Jones-Drew produced 88 yards on 18 rushes (4.9 avg.) with four rushes of 10-plus yards.  Jones-Drew tied for the team-lead with three receptions of 19 yards.  He has 185 yards through two games, the most of his career in the first two games. 

McCown sacked for safety

Luke McCown was sacked in the end zone for a 10-yard loss and a safety by Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson on the Jaguars first possession.  It marked the first safety against the Jaguars since Dec. 6, 2009 against Houston when Zac Diles tackled David Garrard in the end zone.

Middleton records second career interception, both at MetLife Stadium

Third-year cornerback William Middleton picked off Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in the first quarter and returned it 11 yards.  It was Middleton's second career interception with both coming at MetLife Stadium.  He intercepted Eli Manning on November 28, 2010 in the Jaguars loss against the New York Giants.

'Anything is Douzable'

Third-year defensive tackle Leger Douzable sacked Mark Sanchez for no gain in the first quarter, his first career sack and the club's only sack of the game.  Douzable tackled Shonn Greene for a five-yard loss on the opening possession of the second half. 

Rashean Mathis extends franchise record for interceptions

Rashean Mathis stepped in front of a Mark Sanchez pass in the second quarter for his first interception of the season, increasing his franchise-record with 30 career interceptions.  Mathis has three interceptions in five career games against the Jets including two off Sanchez. 

Dillard makes first reception since 2009

Wide receiver Jarett Dillard caught a 25-yard pass from Luke McCown in the second quarter.  It was Dillard's first reception since November 15, 2009 at Giants Stadium against the Jets where he suffered a season-ending ankle injury.  Dillard, a fifth-round pick in 2009, spent the entire 2010 season on injured reserve. 

Defense allows 13 points off four turnovers

The Jaguars defense faced a tall task with the Jets starting three drives inside the club's 30-yard line due to turnovers.  The defense held the Jets to two field goals and one touchdown.  Following an interception in the second quarter, the Jets took over at their own 40-yard line and were forced to punt.

Tidbits

·  FB Brock Bolen concluded the game with a four-yard run, his first career rush.

·  Rookie cornerback Kevin Rutland made his NFL debut.  Rutland is one of three undrafted rookies to make the opening day roster, joining wide receiver Jamar Newsome and offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield.  

·  Linebacker Clint Session played in his 50th career game since entering the NFL in 2007 as a fourth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts.

·  Third-year offensive tackle Eben Britton saw his first action of the season.

·  The Jaguars snapped a three game winning streak against the Jets and lead the overall series 6-3.

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