Welcome back Justin!
Second-year wide receiver Justin Blackmon made his 2013 debut on Sunday and finished with five catches for 136 yards (27.2 avg.) and one touchdown. The 136 yards marked his second career 100-yard receiving game and second-most yards of his career (236 yards, Nov. 18, 2012 at Houston). His 27.2 yards per catch marked the fifth-highest in franchise history.
Blackmon took his first reception from Blaine Gabbert 67 yards for a touchdown. It marked the second-longest reception of Blackmon's career (81 yards, Nov. 18, 2012 at Houston). In addition to his touchdown, he had receptions of 39 and 14 yards. He has eight receptions of 25-plus yards in the last five road games.
TD streak for Blackmon
Justin Blackmon scored his first touchdown of the season today, the sixth of his career, with a 67-yard scoring catch on his first touch of the game. He has a score in three consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season. He concluded his rookie season with touchdowns against New England at Tennessee.
Sen'Derrick Marks records first sack of the season
Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks had a sack/forced fumble of Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the first quarter. One play later, Marks tipped a Bradford pass to force a punt. Marks has four career sacks and four forced fumbles.
Career-high 12 tackles for Cyprien
2013 second-round pick Johnathan Cyprien registered a game-high 12 tackles, all solo. Cyprien has 35 tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack through five games.
Scobee extends streak for made field goals
Josh Scobee remained perfect through five games as he was successful on field goals of 48 and 34 yards. Scobee, who is 5 of 5 in 2013, has hit on 25 straight field goals in October dating back to 2009. He has not missed a field goal on the road since 2001, a span of 14 games and 23 straight made field goals.
Scobee moves into third place in most games played
KickerJosh Scobeeplayed in his 141st career game today, the third-most in Jaguars history. Only Brad Meester (197) and Jimmy Smith (171) have played in more games than Scobee.
Jones-Drew reaches milestone
Running backMaurice Jones-Drew surpassed 10,000 career yards from scrimmage, joining Fred Taylor (13,632) and Jimmy Smith (12,286) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Jones-Drew became only the 11th active player with 10,000-plus yards from scrimmage and only the fourth running back (Steven Jackson, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson).
Jones-Drew had a season-high 70 yards on 17 carries (4.1) including a season-long run of 20 yards in the first quarter. He had two receptions of 16 yards. He has 203 yards in two career games against the Rams.
Another productive day for Shorts
Wide receiver Cecil Shorts III was targeted a game-high 10 times and finished with five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown including receptions of 28 and 21 yards. Shorts hooked up with Chad Henne for a four-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. He leads the team through five games with 31 catches for 411 yards (13.3 avg.) and one touchdown.
Second blocked punt for the Jaguars
Safety Chris Prosinski blocked a Johnny Hekker punt in the third quarter. It marked the Jaguars' second blocked punt of the season as linebacker J.T. Thomas had a blocked punt in the season-opener against Kansas City.
Gabbert returns home to Missouri
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, a native of Ballwin, Missouri, completed 9 of 19 passes for 181 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He had four completions of 20-plus yards including a 67-yard touchdown pass to Justin Blackmon in the first quarter.
Gabbert left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Henne sees action in relief
Chad Henne entered the game in the third quarter for injured Blaine Gabbert and finished 7 of 13 passing for 89 yards with one touchdown for a 101.1 passer rating. Henne had a four-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts in the fourth quarter.
Season-high numbers for offense
The Jaguars outgained the Rams 363 to 351 yards, the most total yards for the club through five games. The Jaguars scored a season-high 20 points and rushed for a season-high 96 yards.
- The Jaguars lost their first five games for the first time in franchise history.
- Second-year defensive end Andre Branch notched the second sack of his career and first of the season in the third quarter.
- Linebacker Paul Posluszny had seven tackles and tied with cornerback Will Blackmon with a game-high three passes defensed.
- Linebacker J.T. Thomas had a team-high two special teams tackles.
- Rookie Luke Joeckel made his first career start at left tackle. He left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
- The Jaguars registered two sacks and increased their season total to 10, the most in the first five games since 2010.
- First-year pro Austin Pasztor made his fourth career start and first at right tackle.
- The Rams went three-and-out on their first offensive possession. The Jaguars have held opponents to four plays or less on their first possession in four of five games.
- The Jaguars scored first for the third time in five games (Kansas City, Indianapolis) and scored their first touchdown in the first half.
- The Jaguars threw two interceptions today and have at least two interceptions in three straight games for only the second time in team history (first three games of 1996 season).
- Running back Justin Forsett played in his 80th consecutive game, the most among active NFL running backs.
- Bryan Anger had five punts for a 48.2-yard average and 45.2-yard net.
- First-year pro Jordan Todman had a season-long 37-yard kickoff return.