CLOSE GAME AGAIN WITH JAGUARS AND BILLS
Six of the eight games in the series between the Jaguars and Bills have been decided by six points or less. Three of the last four games have been decided by four points or less.
87 DEGREES AT KICKOFF
Temperature at kickoff was 87 degrees today (92 degrees heat index), tied for the second-warmest temperature for kickoff in franchise history at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The club has had three games with the temperature at kickoff at 88 degrees with two on the road and one at home. It was the ninth game in team history with the temperature at 86 degrees and above.
JONES LEADS TEAM IN RECEIVING FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK
Matt Jones led the team in receiving for the second consecutive week as he finished with five receptions for 50 yards. Jones had a team-high six receptions for 80 yards last week at Tennessee.
ROOKIE QUENTIN GROVES RECORDS SACK AND FORCED FUMBLE
Second-round pick Quentin Groves sacked Trent Edwards and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Jaguars in the third quarter. The fumble was recovered by Reggie Hayward, his fifth career fumble recovery.
SCOBEE SUCCESSFUL ON 50-YARD FIELD GOAL
Josh Scobee connected on a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Jaguars a 13-10 lead. It marked the third-longest field of his career (53, 10/24/04 at Indianapolis; 53, 10/9/05 vs. Cincinnati) and longest since 2005. Scobee was three of three on field goals today and is four of five in two games this season.
REGGIE WILLIAMS SURPASSES 2,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS
Wide receiver Reggie Williams surpassed 2,000 career receiving yards as he finished with four receptions for 36 yards. Williams has career totals of 158 receptions for 2,011 yards.
SPECIAL TEAMS DOES THEIR JOB
The Jaguars kickoff coverage unit allowed the Bills an average of 19.5 yards on four kickoff returns. The Bills started drives at their own 18, 20, 21 and 21 yard lines on the four kickoffs.
JONES-DREW SCORES 27TH CAREER TOUCHDOWN
Third-year pro Maurice Jones-Drew evened the score at 10-10 early in the third quarter on a two-yard touchdown run. Jones-Drew has 27 career touchdowns (23 rushing, 2 receiving, 2 returns), all in the last 31 games. His 22 career rushing touchdowns are the third-most in team history.
MILFORD BROWN EARNS START AT RIGHT GUARD
Milford Brown signed with the Jaguars on Tuesday and was inserted into the starting lineup today at right guard. Brown was signed after the Jaguars lost starting guards Vince Manuwai (torn ACL) and Maurice Williams (ruptured biceps) to season-ending injuries in the season-opener at Tennessee last week. Brown has played in 49 games with 44 starts in seven seasons. He was originally a sixth-round pick of Houston in the 2002 supplemental draft and has spent time with Arizona, St. Louis and Carolina.
WALKER AND WOODS SEE FIRST NFL ACTION
Second-year pro Mike Walker and first-year pro D'Juan Woods saw their first action in a NFL regular season game today. Walker, a third round pick in 2007, spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury. Walker, 6-2, 208, played in all four preseason games. Woods was activated from the practice squad on Saturday.
The following players were inactive for the Jaguars: RB Chauncey Washington, OL Todd Wade, C Brad Meester, WR Troy Williamson, LB Thomas Williams, DT Jimmy Kennedy, CB Scott Starks and WR Jerry Porter (third QB).
Fred Taylor has a rush of 10-plus yards in 16 of the last 17 games … Defensive tackle Rob Meier played in his 125th game as a Jaguar, joining Jimmy Smith (171, 1995-2005) and Fred Taylor (129, 1998-2008) as the only players to accomplish the feat. Meier had his first sack of the season, the 20.5 of his career … Long snapper Joe Zelenka extended his team record with his 114th consecutive game played … Josh Scobee has scored in 43 consecutive games dating back to 1/2/05 which is the second-longest streak in team history. Mike Hollis holds the team record at 67 games.