Head coach JACK DEL RIO of the Jacksonville Jaguars is the MOTOROLA NFL COACH OF THE WEEK for games played on November 22 - 26, the NFL announced today.
Jack Del Rio led the Jaguars to a 36 - 14 win over the Buffalo Bills for their eighth win of the season. The Jaguars offense gained an impressive 416 total yards, with QB David Garrard throwing for 296 yards and RB Fred Taylor rushing for an additional 104 yards. The Jaguars defense limited the Bills to 192 passing yards and forced three turnovers (two interceptions and one forced fumble). The Jaguars were also helped on special teams by their kicker Josh Scobee who put up five field goals (the longest of which was 46 yards) to tie a franchise record.
Del Rio was selected as Motorola NFL Coach of the Week from among three finalists by voters on NFL.com. The other finalists were head coaches JON GRUDEN of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and NORV TURNER of the San Diego Chargers.