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I hope everyone enjoys a nice Thanksgiving meal today and spending time with family. I thought I would pass along some numbers you could digest as you sit on your couch watching football all day.  Enjoy!

  • In 110 offensive possessions, the Jaguars have an NFL-low eight three-and-out drives.
  • Running back Maurice Jones-Drew leads the Jaguars with 114.1 yards from scrimmage per game. Jones-Drew ranks third in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with 878 yards on 209 rushes (4.2 avg.) through 10 games.  Jones-Drew's four 100-rushing yard games are tied for the fourth-most in the NFL.
  • According to STATS PASS Inc., Jones-Drew leads the AFC and ranks second in the NFL with 455 of his 878 rushing yards after contact.  Jones-Drew leads the Jaguars and ranks fourth in the NFL 131 of his 263 receiving yards coming after contact.  All four of Jones-Drew's rushing touchdowns have come on plays in the red zone.
  • David Garrard ranks first in the AFC and third in the NFL with a 67.8 completion percentage.  He leads the NFL with a 129.3 fourth quarter passer rating.
  • Wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker ranks third on the team with 32 receptions, with 24 of the catches resulting in first downs for a 75.0 percent clip.
  • The Jaguars rank sixth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC with 135.3 rushing yards per game.
  • In 29 trips to the red zone, the Jaguars have scored 23 times (18 TDs, 5 FGs) for a 79.4 scoring efficiency.  The Jaguars rank fifth in the NFL with a 62.1 touchdown efficiency in the red zone. The Jaguars have scored on 15 of 16 goal-to-go situations with 13 TDs and two field goals.
  • Tight end Marcedes Lewis leads the Jaguars with 15 receptions on first down and Mike Thomas leads the club with 12 receptions on third down.
  • The Jaguars own a 12-1 mark in the last 13 games when they score 20-plus points.  The Jaguars have scored 20-plus points in six games this season, all wins.
  • Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton leads the team with 4.0 sacks and ranks second with six tackles for loss and 18 quarterback pressures. Knighton is tied for sixth in the NFL among defensive tackles in sacks.
  • Linebacker Justin Durant leads the team with eight tackles for loss and ranks third with 77 total tackles despite playing in only seven games.
  • Mike Thomas leads the Jaguars in 2010 with 65 passes thrown his way and 27 receptions resulting in first downs.
  • The Jaguars have a balanced offensive attack with rushing (49.6 pct.) and passing (50.4 pct.).  The 49.6 percentage on the ground is the second-highest in the NFL.
  • The Jaguars have averaged 163.8 rushing yards and 34.5 rushing attempts in their six wins.  In each of the six wins, the Jaguars have at least 134 rushing yards.  The Jaguars have outrushed their opponents in all six wins, and they have scored at least 20 points in all six wins.
  • The Jaguars have an 8.17 average margin of victory and a 24.75 average margin of defeat.  Only four of 10 games have been decided by seven points or less with one game decided by three points or less.
  • The Jaguars have challenged seven plays with only one being overturned.
  • The Jaguars are one of five teams to have not scored a touchdown via either return or on defense through 11 weeks, joining Carolina, Houston, New York Giants and St. Louis.
  • The Jaguars are 40-7 when leading at halftime under head coach Jack Del Rio and 46-8 when leading after three quarters.
  • The Jaguars are 4-0 this season with a 100-yard rusher and 2-1 with a 100-yard receiver.
  • The six sacks by the Jaguars last Sunday against Cleveland tied for the fourth-most in franchise history and were the most since the club had seven sacks on Nov. 9, 2008 at Detroit.
  • The Jaguars Rushmen have 17 of the club's 20 sacks through 10 games.
  • The Jaguars are tied for second in the NFL through 11 weeks with 16 fourth down attempts (9 of 16). The Jaguars also lead the NFL in fourth down attempts from 2003-10, converting 88 of 162 attempts (54.3 pct.).  The Jaguars led the NFL in 2007 and 2008, converting 14 of 24 attempts (58.3) in 2008 and 19 of 33 attempts in 2007.
  • The last punt return against the Jaguars for more than 13 yards was at Chicago on 12/7/08 (Devin Hester, 22 yards), a span of 29 games. The Jaguars join Dallas and New England as the only teams to not allow a 20-plus yard punt return this season.
  • William Middleton, Montell Owens and Sean Considine are tied for the team lead with nine special teams tackles each. Owens has at least one tackle in eight of 10 games.
  • The Jaguars have six plays of 30-plus yards with five coming in the last three games.
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