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JAGUARSINSIDER at 12:01 p.m.

Last-minute reading before today's game.

JAGUARSINSIDER at 12:01 p.m.

Happy Gameday to everybody in Jacksonville! It's time to make your way to EverBank.

JAGUARSINSIDER at 12:02 p.m.

The Jaguars own a 12-2 mark against NFC opponents under head coach Jack Del Rio including four straight home wins against NFC East foes.

JAGUARSINSIDER at 12:03 p.m.

Sorry, meant to write 12-2 home mark against NFC opponents under Del Rio.

Vic Ketchman at 12:28 p.m.

Hi, everybody, and welcome to today's gameday blog. Here's the good news on the weather: The forecast for rain is being pushed back. Let's hope they keep pushing it back to until the game is over.

Vic Ketchman at 1:49 p.m.

I just got back from being outside to do some pregame radio. There are Eagles fans everywhere.


David Jones will start for Derek Cox.


Courtney Greene will start at strong safety and Russell Allen will replace Durant at linebacker.


Inactives: Anthony Smith, Deji Karim, Brock Bolen, Justin Durant, Kevin Haslam, Zach Potter, Austen Lane and Landon Cohen


Second straight start for David Jones but have feeling Derek Cox will see time on defense. 9 of 10 DBs are active.

Vic Ketchman at 2:24 p.m.

Even better news on the weather: The bad stuff has been pushed back until after the game.

Vic Ketchman at 2:47 p.m.

Anthony Smith and Deji Karim are inactive. I think it's problematic that Smith is inactive.


Ken Griffey Jr. on the field today.


89 degrees right now with heat index of 93. Is threatening the franchise record of 90 degrees set in week 1.


RT atSOT_Jared: We out here, and it is HOT but we're here for a WIN!!!! #JAGUARS

Vic Ketchman at 3:16 p.m.

The Eagles travel well, but not normally this well. I have a feeling they had a good time down here at the Super Bowl a few years ago and decided they wanted to come back.

Vic Ketchman at 3:17 p.m.

I'm going over to the radio booth to do some pregame radio. I'll be back for the coin toss. What will coach Del Rio do if he wins the toss, receive or defer? I'll leave you with that.

Vic Ketchman at 4:02 p.m.

If I won the toss, I'd take the ball. I just wanna get that out there.


Jaguars down 7-0 and in need of a three-and-out to get good field position.

Vic Ketchman at 4:03 p.m.

The Eagles won the toss and will receive the opening kickoff. Enjoy the game, everyone.


The Jaguars just had their first three-and-out of the season. Need a stop from the defense.


Scobee puts the Jaguars on the board with a 51-yard field goal, remains perfect on the season at 4 of 4.


Maurice Jones-Drew is running right now like he wants his first TD of the 2010 season.

Vic Ketchman at 4:06 p.m.

Big return of a short kick. The kick threw off the coverage. Ellis Hobbs took it back to the Jaguars 44.

Vic Ketchman at 4:06 p.m.

The Jaguars open in nickel. Watch for as many as eight defensive backs.

Vic Ketchman at 4:07 p.m.

It's quickly third and three.

Vic Ketchman at 4:08 p.m.

Vick overshot his receiver, DeSean Jackson. He was wide open. It would've been a big gain. Wild throw.

Vic Ketchman at 4:09 p.m.

Pooch punt caught at the nine. The kickoff return cost the Jags field position.

Vic Ketchman at 4:10 p.m.

Mo cuts it back for a big gain to the Jags 28.

Vic Ketchman at 4:10 p.m.

The Jags are getting some surge up front, especially on the left side.

Vic Ketchman at 4:11 p.m.

Not that time; stuffed in the middle for a loss of a yard. It's third and six.

Vic Ketchman at 4:12 p.m.

Garrard to Jennings for a first down. Jennings slipped through the line and the linebacker got caught in the wash.

Vic Ketchman at 4:12 p.m.

So far, I like what I see.

Vic Ketchman at 4:13 p.m.

Sacked! Darryl Tapp walked his man back to the QB.

Vic Ketchman at 4:14 p.m.

Dump to Jones-Drew goes nowhere. Time to punt. The Eagles have a lot of speed on defense. The Jags need to run at them, not around them.

Vic Ketchman at 4:14 p.m.

Poor punt by Podlesh is dead at the Eagles 29.

Vic Ketchman at 4:16 p.m.

The Eagles will go back to that drag route with Jackson, you can count on it.

Vic Ketchman at 4:17 p.m.

Whoa! McCoy nearly broke into the clear. He's real, real quick.

Vic Ketchman at 4:18 p.m.

Vick scrambles for a first down.

Vic Ketchman at 4:18 p.m.

The Eagles are taking the bait. They're running.

Vic Ketchman at 4:19 p.m.

The Jags are really schemed up for this one.

Vic Ketchman at 4:19 p.m.

Sacked! Knighton blew through the line.

Vic Ketchman at 4:20 p.m.

Touchdown! The same drag route. I told you. This one covered 61 yards.

Vic Ketchman at 4:21 p.m.

Michael Coe was in man-to-man coverage. He can't win that battle.

Vic Ketchman at 4:22 p.m.

The Jags are winnin up front and losing in the back. Sound familiar?

Vic Ketchman at 4:23 p.m.

By the way, it was a beautiful throw.

Vic Ketchman at 4:24 p.m.

Garrard and the offense must answer now.

Vic Ketchman at 4:24 p.m.

Make them run the ball. Drop everybody.

Vic Ketchman at 4:26 p.m.

Garrard scrambles for eight.

Vic Ketchman at 4:27 p.m.

Forgive me, it wasn't a drag route, it was a simple out route. It was run to the same spot on the field.

Vic Ketchman at 4:28 p.m.

That one was nearly intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Hobbs. Bad throw, bad decision to throw.

Vic Ketchman at 4:30 p.m.

Maclin makes a fair catch of a 46-yard punt at the Eagles 16. Atlanta won in OT at NO today. Big win for Smitty.

Vic Ketchman at 4:33 p.m.

The Jags are playing a little 3-3-5 right now. They're trying everything.

Vic Ketchman at 4:34 p.m.

Now they're in base. They need to find something that works and stick with it.

Vic Ketchman at 4:35 p.m.

Vick's pass for McCoy was knocked down at the line by Larry Hart. That was the drag route again and McCoy was wide open.

Vic Ketchman at 4:36 p.m.

Two receivers in the same area and one ducked the hit from the other. It was as bad as it looked.

Vic Ketchman at 4:37 p.m.

Thomas nearly goes all the way. He got a big block from Tyron Brackenridge, I think.

Vic Ketchman at 4:38 p.m.

Osgood had a block, too. The ball is at the Eagles 43. The Eagles are struggling on offense to get a handle. The Jags have a chance to get back in this.

Vic Ketchman at 4:39 p.m.

Eugene Monroe pulled out ahead of that run and got there. That's impressive.

Vic Ketchman at 4:39 p.m.

That's the end of the first quarter.

Vic Ketchman at 4:43 p.m.

QB draw on third and six draws boos. They always liked it before.

Vic Ketchman at 4:43 p.m.

A punt here is a major defeat.

Vic Ketchman at 4:44 p.m.

I've counted at least six different defensive sets for the Jaguars. They are throwing everything they have at Vick.

Vic Ketchman at 4:47 p.m.

Jackson's a little different. He calls a fair catch, he pops a guy and then runs with the ball. That's a personal foul.

Vic Ketchman at 4:48 p.m.

Other than for the TD throw to Jackson, Vick has really been wild today. He threw that one 10 feet behind his receiver.

Vic Ketchman at 4:49 p.m.

Three and out. The Eagles are lucky. One more play may have resulted in a turnover. Vick looks awful right now.

Vic Ketchman at 4:50 p.m.

The Jags have it again at midfield. Do something with it.

Vic Ketchman at 4:52 p.m.

Mo's running hard. First down.

Vic Ketchman at 4:55 p.m.

Garrard converts third down with a pass to Lewis at the Eagles 26.

Vic Ketchman at 4:55 p.m.

Interception dropped. Wow!

Vic Ketchman at 4:56 p.m.

Bad exchange between Garrard and Mo results in a seven-yard loss.

Vic Ketchman at 4:57 p.m.

Here comes Scobee. It'll be from 51. The wind is in his face.

Vic Ketchman at 4:57 p.m.

Good! He killed it.

Vic Ketchman at 4:58 p.m.

I'm getting the feeling that the pressure is getting to Garrard, and I'm not talking about the pass-rush. He looks very tentative.

Vic Ketchman at 5:00 p.m.

Garrard is aiming the ball. Somebody needs to loosen him up. He's too tight; trying too hard not to make a mistake.

Vic Ketchman at 5:01 p.m.

Vick rolls out and finds Jackson for a first down.

Vic Ketchman at 5:02 p.m.

The Jags are playing straight cover two now. The Eagles are gonna move the pocket. Del Rio is challenging the ruling of a catch.


Jags get the ball to start the second half so defense needs to step up again and hold to field goal.

Vic Ketchman at 5:05 p.m.

The catch stands. The heel appeared to be down. Jags lose a time out.

Vic Ketchman at 5:06 p.m.

The Jags are getting pressure on Vick. They're winning up front.

Vic Ketchman at 5:06 p.m.

Vick to Jackson on the drag route. That time, it was the drag route. The gain is 25.

Vic Ketchman at 5:07 p.m.

Maclin dropped a perfectly-thrown deep ball. He's no Jackson.

Vic Ketchman at 5:07 p.m.

That was into a six-man rush.

Vic Ketchman at 5:08 p.m.

Holding against the Eagles. It's going to be second and 20.

Vic Ketchman at 5:09 p.m.

The Jags are eating up the Eagles' run game. They're gonna throw, throw, throw. Watch.

Vic Ketchman at 5:10 p.m.

Pass interference on Considine. He hit Jackson early. He would've caught it anyhow.

Vic Ketchman at 5:10 p.m.

I think the Eagles' patience has worn thin. Time to throw. That's how they think. Andy Reid doesn't mess around with the run too long. Drop deep, Jags.

Vic Ketchman at 5:13 p.m.

Vick really looks shaky.

Vic Ketchman at 5:13 p.m.

Jackson on an end around is two yards shy of a first down. It's third and two.

Vic Ketchman at 5:14 p.m.

Time out, Eagles. The Jags defensive line is playing great, folks.

Vic Ketchman at 5:15 p.m.

It's fourth and one. Decision time for Andy.

Vic Ketchman at 5:16 p.m.

He should challenge. The ball carrier was not down.

Vic Ketchman at 5:16 p.m.

He's not challenging. Big mistake.

Vic Ketchman at 5:18 p.m.

This is close. He didn't get it. Reid screwed up. He should've challenged the previous spot. Now he's challenging. I think he's too late.

Vic Ketchman at 5:18 p.m.

I asked an officiating observer in the press box if Reid could've challenged the third-down spot. He said yes.

Vic Ketchman at 5:19 p.m.

He got it but they're not going to overrule it. Bad spot. Jags are gonna get lucky.

Vic Ketchman at 5:21 p.m.

The back's body was across the line. You can see that, but you can't see the ball.

Vic Ketchman at 5:21 p.m.

The ruling stands.

Vic Ketchman at 5:22 p.m.

The Jags' got a big break. I don't wanna hear whining and crying the next time a call goes against them.

Vic Ketchman at 5:24 p.m.

Nice pass for a first down. That's his best pass of the day. Maybe it'll change things.

Vic Ketchman at 5:24 p.m.

OK, little WR screen to Thomas for a gain of eight.

Vic Ketchman at 5:25 p.m.

Penalty against Nwaneri. Personal foul, blow to the head from behind. I hate when my wife does that to me.

Vic Ketchman at 5:29 p.m.

Pass tipped at the line. Gotta get their hands down, guys.

Vic Ketchman at 5:30 p.m.

Sacked! It would've been holding.

Vic Ketchman at 5:30 p.m.

It's fourth down and there's 1:47 to play.

Vic Ketchman at 5:31 p.m.

The Eagles have it near midfield.

Vic Ketchman at 5:32 p.m.

The Jags are getting pressure on every pass. They are winning big up front.

Vic Ketchman at 5:32 p.m.

They nearly had him down, again.

Vic Ketchman at 5:33 p.m.

There were eight defensive backs in the game and Vick hits a pass for 22 to the TE, Celek.

Vic Ketchman at 5:34 p.m.

Vick to Maclin for 14.

Vic Ketchman at 5:34 p.m.

Spike at :12. They have a pass or two left before the kick.

Vic Ketchman at 5:35 p.m.

Touchdown! Vick to Maclin. He beat Mathis. Vick had all day to throw on that play.

Vic Ketchman at 5:35 p.m.

Vick is starting to warm up. Look out.

Vic Ketchman at 5:36 p.m.

I can't blame the defense for this one. They're playing hard. They're doing everything they can and so is the defensive coordinator. This one is on the offense.

Vic Ketchman at 5:39 p.m.

As it stands right now, this is the worst I've seen Garrard in a long time. He looks out of it. I think it all just piled up on him. The Jags leave the field to boos.

Vic Ketchman at 5:52 p.m.

Can they rally? I don't know.

Vic Ketchman at 5:54 p.m.

He didn't even look good on that scramble.

Vic Ketchman at 5:55 p.m.

I can't even describe that throw. I hope you're watching the game on TV.

Vic Ketchman at 5:56 p.m.

They may have to put Bouman in the game just so this one doesn't ruin Garrard. That pass was tipped and nearly intercepted.

Vic Ketchman at 5:56 p.m.

Podlesh has really turned into a nice punter, so the Jaguars have that going for them, which is nice.

Vic Ketchman at 5:59 p.m.

Russell Allen nearly had an interception. It might've changed everything.

Vic Ketchman at 6:00 p.m.

It's punt time for the Eagles. Somebody needs to make a play.


Attendance today 63,256. Good crowd on hand.


Philly has outgained the Jaguars 233 to 107. Jaguars have only 37 rushing yards.

Vic Ketchman at 6:01 p.m.

You wanna talk about punt coverage. Some guy named Patterson just ran 50 yards untouched to hit Thomas as he caught the ball.

Vic Ketchman at 6:03 p.m.

Best throw of the day. A dart to Sims-Walker for 23.

Vic Ketchman at 6:04 p.m.

Sacked! They poured in on him before he got to the depth of the pocket. It was a jail break.

Vic Ketchman at 6:06 p.m.

It was Garrard early, now it's everybody. The Eagles are flying.

Vic Ketchman at 6:06 p.m.

The Eagles have some talent. If this is rebuilding, I want some of it.

Vic Ketchman at 6:09 p.m.

McCoy rips off a big gainer.

Vic Ketchman at 6:10 p.m.

Sacked! Knighton is kickin' butt today.

Vic Ketchman at 6:11 p.m.

Jackson had the first down and then ran himself out of it. It's fourth and one. They'll punt.

Vic Ketchman at 6:11 p.m.

The notion that a pass-rush fixes everything is wrong. You still have to play coverage.

Vic Ketchman at 6:12 p.m.

What's the matter with Jackson? Couldn't he see the yellow line?

Vic Ketchman at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets distributed: 63,256.

Vic Ketchman at 6:15 p.m.

The ball's not coming out on time.

Vic Ketchman at 6:16 p.m.

Asante Samuel's been waiting for that one. He stepped in front and nearly took it the distance.

Vic Ketchman at 6:17 p.m.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, premature celebration. Ball is at the Jags 45.

Vic Ketchman at 6:18 p.m.

Touchdown! First play to Maclin. He beat David Jones; Considine couldn't get over in time. The Jags have massive coverage problems.

Vic Ketchman at 6:19 p.m.

Fans are chanting something, others are leaving. It's a sad scene. I feel bad for everyone.

Vic Ketchman at 6:24 p.m.

The wheels are completely off. Three and out.

Vic Ketchman at 6:24 p.m.

I just found out we're still in the third quarter. Now I am depressed.

Vic Ketchman at 6:25 p.m.

I can't believe what I just saw. Vick threw a punt to Jackson. It somehow landed in his hands. Vick threw it off his back foot. Jones was standing right there when Jackson caught it.

Vic Ketchman at 6:26 p.m.

If this game doesn't end soon, Jackson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame before it's over.

Vic Ketchman at 6:26 p.m.

Sacked by Considine. The Jags have had a great rush on Vick today.

Vic Ketchman at 6:27 p.m.

Third and 13 and they convert. The Eagles are having run. We're not. I feel your pain. Please feel mine.

Vic Ketchman at 6:29 p.m.

Touchdown! Vick scrambles untouched. The Eagles fans are going nuts. It's a short trip.

Vic Ketchman at 6:31 p.m.

They won't be calling Reid a liar this week. They'll call him a winner. Everybody loves one.

Vic Ketchman at 6:35 p.m.

Underwood is here. He beat his guy deep again and got a pass interference. The kid's got deep speed and you don't quit on speed.

Vic Ketchman at 6:38 p.m.

That was a good throw. Sims-Walker dropped it in the back corner of the end zone.

Vic Ketchman at 6:39 p.m.

Garrard wasn't on the same page with Thomas. Thomas went deep, Garrard threw short. What's that about?

Vic Ketchman at 6:41 p.m.

It's really bad now. Nearly two interceptions in a row. Booing bad. Please don't rain. I couldn't handle it.

Vic Ketchman at 6:43 p.m.

I'll need my wife, my dogs and my family around me after I write these stories tonight. Please, Teddy, don't pee in the house tonight.

Vic Ketchman at 6:44 p.m.

Why are you still passing the ball, Andy? Please run the ball before we get a lightning delay, OK?

Vic Ketchman at 6:47 p.m.

Here's the good news: I'll be shutting it down soon. What more can I say at this point?

Vic Ketchman at 6:50 p.m.

Nwaneri with another personal foul. Uche, don't cost yourself money.

Vic Ketchman at 6:51 p.m.

That was sack number three, I think.

Vic Ketchman at 6:51 p.m.

It's too late to evaluate anything. It's start over time.

Vic Ketchman at 6:52 p.m.

That's sack number four. The Jags are punting and I'm shutting it down. We'll try it again next Sunday. Thanks for reading.

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