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Game notes: JAX vs BAL

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DEFENSE LIMITS RAVENS TO ONE OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN

The Jaguars allowed only one offensive touchdown by the Ravens, a three-yard touchdown reception by Owen Daniels in the third quarter. *It marked the fifth time in 14 games the Jaguars held an opponent to only one offensive touchdown.  *

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BUSY DAY FOR SCOBEE

Josh Scobeeconnected on four of five field goals, all in the first half, hitting twice from 53 yards and twice from 45 yards.  He was wide right from 42 yards.  It marked only the third time in his career with at least two made field goals of 50-plus yards in a game (Oct. 9, 2005 vs. Cincinnati; Oct. 24, 2011 vs. Baltimore).  His 53-yard field goal in the first quarter was his of 50-plus yards this season. The four made field goals were the second-most of his career and most since January 1, 2012 against Indianapolis.*  *He is 25 of 40 for his career from 50-plus yards (62.5 pct.).

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HALFTIME LEAD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK

The Jaguars held a 12-10 halftime lead over the Ravens, the second consecutive game the club has led at halftime.  It marks the fourth game the Jaguars have led at halftime (Philadelphia, Cleveland, Houston) in 2014.

JAGUARS ADD TO FORCED FUMBLE TOTALS

Linebacker J.T. Thomas forced a fumble of Kyle Juszcyk early in the second quarter and it was recovered by safety Josh Evans, the 18th forced fumble by the Jaguars through 14 games.  The Jaguars' 18 forced fumbles are tied for the most in franchise history for a season (18, 1997).  The Jaguars have recovered 13 fumbles in 14 games including eight in the last five games.

RAVENS LIMITED TO 93 YARDS ON THE GROUND

The Ravens entered the game with the NFL's fifth-best rushing attack, averaging 135.7 rushing yards a game.  The Jaguars limited the Ravens to only 93 yards on the ground.  It was the first time since Oct. 19 vs. Cleveland the Jaguars held an opponent to under 100 rushing yards.

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BORTLES THROWS FOR 210 YARDS; NEARS SINGLE-SEASON ROOKIE MARK

Rookie quarterbackBlake Bortlescompleted 21 of 37 passes for 210 yards with one interception.  Bortles had three completions of 20-plus yards, increasing his season total to 36 in 12 games played.

Bortles needs 144 passing yards in the final two games to set the club's single-season franchise record by a rookie.  Byron Leftwich holds the mark with 2,819 yards in 2003.

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SHORTS LEADS RECEIVERS WITH 76 YARDS

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts finished with a team-high 76 yards on six receptions.   He increased his career total to 169 receptions which moved him to 10th in team history for career receptions.  His six catches against the Ravens were his second-highest total of the season (10, at Tennessee).

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ANOTHER SOLID DAY FOR ALLEN HURNS

Rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns totaled six catches for 70 yards including a long of 27 yards.  Hurns has 10 receptions of 20-plus yards and seven of 25-plus yards.

TIDBITS

  • Safety Johnathan Cyprien totaled a game-high nine tackles.
  • Running back Toby Gerhart registered a season-high 54 rushing yards on 13 carries.
  • For the first time since Oct. 27, 2013 against San Francisco, the Jaguars did not record a sack.
  • The Jaguars had a season-high 18 third-down plays and converted five.
  • The Jaguars had 69 plays from scrimmage and controlled the ball for 31:42, the second-highest time of possession and third-most plays through 14 games.
  • The Jaguars have outscored opponents 50-49 in the first quarter.
  • The Jaguars allowed eight sacks, the fifth straight game the club has allowed at least four sacks. The eight sacks are the second-most allowed through 14 games (10 at Washington).
  • The Jaguars had three plays of 20-plus yards (all passes) and allowed five plays of 20-plus yards (4 passes, 1 rush).
  • The Jaguars have not allowed an opponent to pass for 300 yards in 10 straight games.
  • For the second time this season, the Jaguars had a punt blocked as Kamar Aiken blocked a Bryan Anger punt in the first quarter and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown.  The Jaguars also had a punt blocked at Cincinnati earlier this season.  It marked the first blocked punt returned for a touchdown against the Jaguars since Dezman Moses of Green Bay accomplished the feat on Oct. 28, 2012.  The Jaguars have had three blocked field goals and two blocked punts through 14 games.
  • Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu had a 12-yard kickoff return in the first quarter.
  • Rookie running back Storm Johnson finished with six carries for 19 yards including a run of 17 yards, the second-longest run of his career (20 yards vs. Pittsburgh).
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