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Jaguars induct Fred Taylor into 'Pride of the Jaguars'

The Jaguars inducted former running back Fred Taylor into the 'Pride of the Jaguars' at halftime of today's game.   Taylor joined former offensive tackle Tony Boselli (2006) and owners Wayne and Delores Weaver (2011) in the 'Pride of the Jaguars.'

Taylor, the club's first round draft pick in 1998, started 136 of 140 games in 11 seasons with the Jaguars and led the team in rushing in eight of his 11 seasons.  He was released by the Jaguars in 2009 and played his final two seasons (13 games) with the New England Patriots.   Taylor ranks 15th in NFL history for most rushing yards with career totals of 2,534 carries for 11,695 yards and 66 rushing touchdowns in 153 games.  He is fifth in NFL history with 334 rushes of 10-plus yards.   He finished with 290 career receptions for 2,384 yards and eight touchdowns. He started 137 of 153 games in his career.

First career interception for Kyle Bosworth

Jaguars linebacker Kyle Bosworth intercepted Andy Dalton on the Bengals second play from scrimmage but fumbled after returning it 10 yards and the ball was recovered by the Bengals.  It marked the second consecutive week a Jaguars linebacker had an interception (Paul Posluszny, at Indianapolis)

Scobee and Mathis move up the charts

Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis moved into fifth place in team history today by playing in his 129th career game. Kicker Josh Scobee tied John Henderson and Daryl Smith by playing in his 124th career game.   Brad Meester, who started his 62nd consecutive game today, owns the franchise record with 181 games played.

JAGUARS MOST GAMES PLAYED

*RK       PLAYER, YEARS                                  GAMES PLAYED        *

1.        Brad Meester, 2000-12                             181

*2.        *Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005                            171

3.        Fred Taylor, 1998-2008                              140

4.        Rob Meier, 2000-09                                    138

5.        Rashean Mathis, 2003-12                        129

6.        Joe Zelenka, 2001-08                                 128

7.        John Henderson, 2002-09                           124

*    *       Daryl Smith, 2004-12                             124

*            Josh Scobee, 2004-12                            123*

Streak hits 13 for Scobee

Josh Scobee connected on his only field goal attempt, a 21-yarder in the third quarter.  Scobee has a streak of 13 consecutive field goals made and has connected on his last 17 attempts in September.  His last miss in a September game was Sept. 20, 2009 vs. Arizona. 

Gabbert throws first interception of the season

Blaine Gabbert's streak of consecutive passes without an interception was snapped at 130.  Gabbert was picked off by Chris Crocker early in the fourth quarter.  Gabbert's last interception prior to today came December 24, 2011 at Tennessee.    He finished 23 of 34 passing for 186 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a 78.8 passer rating.  He was 11 of 16 for 78 yards and a 100.5 rating in the first half. He has at least 34 attempts in two of the first four games this season. 

Lewis scores club's only touchdown

Tight end Marcedes Lewis scored the club's only touchdown on a two-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the second quarter.  Lewis also had a season-long 23-yard reception in the first quarter and finished with three receptions for 32 yards.  The 23-yard catch was the longest play from scrimmage for the Jaguars.

Blackmon posts career-high

Rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon finished with a career-high six receptions for 48 yards including two receptions of 14 yards.  Blackmon was targeted a game-high 10 times.  

Tidbits:

  • Third-year defensive end Austen Lane saw his first action of the season on Sunday.  Lane, a fifth-round pick in 2010, missed the preseason and regular season with a foot injury. 
  • The Jaguars have not had a sack in three consecutive games for the first time since the final three games of 2009 season.
  • Both teams converted only 2 of 11 on third down.
  • The Jaguars have rushed for less than 70 yards in two of the last three games including 69 today on 18 attempts. 
  • Linebackers' Russell Allen and Paul Posluszny led the team with 11 tackles apiece.  Defensive end Jeremy Mincey was credited with two forced fumbles along with five tackles.
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