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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (6-3)vs.KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-2)

LAST WEEK: The Jaguars got their second road victory of the season and defeated the Oilers for the third straight season away from home with a 30-24 victory at Memphis' Liberty Bowl. Jacksonville stopped Tennessee on a fourth-down play at the two-yard line with 2:59 remaining in the game and ran out the clock to preserve the victory. James Stewart rushed for 99 yards and Mark Brunell threw a TD pass to Pete Mitchell and ran for a six-yard score. FS Chris Hudson returned a fumble for a touchdown and also intercepted a pass to set up a score. The Jaguars held Tennessee's Eddie George to 51 yards on 17 carries. The Jaguars had a 24-10 halftime lead after scoring the second-most points they'd ever scored in a first half (team high is 27 points on 11/12/95 vs. Seattle). The Oilers had not allowed a point in the first half of their four previous games. FROM COACH TOM COUGHLIN ON THE OILERS GAME: "To go on the road and win a game in the division is big. To be 6-3 right now is a very good feeling. It was a good football game, 24-10 and they came roaring back. But we hung in there and did the things we had to do to win. It was a real plus to win on the road in these conditions (rain and wind). That's what it comes down to -- a play here and a play there. That's the difference between winning and losing. The Oilers made the plays necessary to put themselves in position at the end. Give credit where credit is due."
(on Mark Brunell) "It was a good solid game for Mark. The interception hurt. But he was in control. He read the blitz well. He's definitely playing better and looking like it's going to be a nice second half."
(on the running game) "We were able to run the ball, particularly late in the game. James Stewart played well. His cut-back running was outstanding today. He did a great job on the long screen; I wish it would have been a touchdown."
(on stopping Eddie George) "In our division, you better be able to stop the run. You're not going to stop it completely. He got his yards on occasion. But overall I was pleased with our run defense."
(on the 17-points in the first quarter) "We were able to keep the ball and we had the benefit of the turnovers ‹ a turnover getting us a touchdown and a turnover putting us in point-blank range. It was an outstanding first half. In the second half the defense had to dig down in there and make an important fourth-down stand. That was great, and then the offense had to get a first down to run the clock out."
(on the second half) "(Not converting) third downs again was a big factor. It is frustrating not to make first downs, and I wish I had the answer for it. It seemed like we were going to click, but something would happen to take us out of it." FROM QB MARK BRUNELL: "For us to win on the road gives us a lot of confidence, not only for next week but for the next away game. You have to give credit to the offensive linemen. The holes were there and James and Nate ran hard. This was a huge win for us. Hopefully this will be a turning point in the season for us and we can get some momentum off this one. This was a critical win."
(on his comment during the week that he wasn't playing as well as he should have been) "I could be making more plays, but as far as my overall play, I'm doing some good things. Coach Coughlin talked all week about big plays, and this team is accustomed to making big plays. We did last year, and up to this point this year we hadn't made a lot of big plays. We have to move the team and play above the Xs and Os. But that's a continual process and we try to get better at that each week. We had a couple of those this week. But we had a big play at third-and-two late in the game where Nate got the first down and we were able to clock it. That was the clincher for us." FROM RB JAMES STEWART: "The line blocked great and opened up some holes, just enough for me to squirt through there and I was able to run hard and pick up what I could get. Sure, I'm running the ball, but without the blockers, you can't do it. That was a great feeling. We knew we had to run the ball to balance our offense. We knew if we couldn't run the ball, they would keep coming with the blitz." FROM DT DON DAVEY: "It had been a long time since we had lost two games in a row and we wanted to get back on track. We're back on track now. That was the rough stretch of our schedule (three straight road games), but now we get to go back home to the friendly confines of ALLTEL Stadium.
(on rookie DTs Renaldo Wynn and Seth Payne) "It was a shock to us when we found out Kelvin Pritchett was out, but Renaldo Wynn and Seth Payne sprung into action. They played a lot more than they used to play and they helped contribute to stopping Eddie George.
(on the goal-line stand late in the game) "They ran a shovel pass, and we had been looking for it during the game. As soon as they motioned the tight end over, we had good recognition on the play. Lageman got free and forced the shovel a little earlier than (Steve) McNair wanted to and Tony Brackens came across and kept them out of the end zone." NOTES FROM THE OILERS GAME: With their second road win this year, the Jaguars equalled the number of road victories in each of their first two seasons, when they were 2-6 on the road. All six road wins have been against AFC Central teams. . . . The Jaguars were outgained for the sixth consecutive game (290 yards to 302). The only other time the Jaguars were outgained six consecutive games was their first six games in franchise history in 1995. However, they had more first downs (17 to 15) and more time of possession (33:24 to 26:36) than the Oilers. . . . The Jaguars had 65 offensive plays, their most since Sept. 22 vs. Pittsburgh (72). . . . Chris Hudson had the second defensive score and first ever on a fumble return in Jaguars history with his 32-yard fumble return. It was Hudson's second TD this season (he also had a 58-yard return of a blocked field goal vs. Pittsburgh). He also made his fourth career interception and second this season. . . . The Jaguars had 135 yards rushing, their third most of the season, but their 155 passing yards was their third-lowest total. . . . Mark Brunell was 17 of 31 for 169 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, only his second in the last five games and just the third game in the last 11 that he has been intercepted. He also ran for a touchdown, his first of the season. James Stewart rushed 17 times for 99 yards, tied for his most carries of the year and his second-most yards. His 30-yard run was the team's longest of the season, and he also had a 40-yard reception, his longest ever. . . . Natrone Means played for the first time in three weeks and gained 20 yards on nine carries. . . . The Jaguars had two turnovers for just the second time this season, and they had two takeaways, leaving them with an AFC-leading plus-nine turnover ratio for the season. . . . Jimmy Smith led the team with five receptions for 50 yards. Pete Mitchell had four catches and his second TD catch of the year (both in the last two games), tying his career high of two set in 1995. . . . Smith has had at least one reception in 33 consecutive regular-season games. Keenan McCardell has caught at least one pass in 31 straight games, 25 with the Jaguars. . . . Smith and Mitchell join Don Davey, Rich Griffith, Bryan Barker and Mike Hollis as the six Jaguars who have played in all 41 regular-season games in team history. . . . OT Tony Boselli started his 37th consecutive game for the Jaguars, extending his team record, but he suffered a sprained ankle in the final minute of play and his streak will likely end. Boselli had not missed a snap since moving into the lineup on September 24, 1995. . . . The Jaguars had two sacks, a team sack and the other by Clyde Simmons. The Jaguars now have 27 sacks in nine games, 10 short of the team-record 37 they had in 1996. Simmons now has 106 career sacks, which moves him into 11th place in NFL history, passing Pat Swilling, who had 105.5 career sacks. Simmons ranks seventh among active players. He now has had at least one sack in 68 games during his career, including nine with the Jaguars. . . . WLB Eddie Robinson and LB Brant Boyer led the team with eight tackles each. . . . Bryan Barker punted four times for a 51.8-yard average and a 46.8 net average. He had a long of 64 yards, one touchback and one kick inside the 20. The Oilers had no yards on two punt returns, with one fair catch. . . . Reggie Barlow had a career-long 52-yard punt return and also had a 72-yard return for a TD called back. His 25.3-yard average (76 yards on three punt returns) is a team single-game record (Desmond Howard had four for 82 yards, 20.5 average, on 9/24/95). . . . The Jaguars held Tennessee to a 18.7-yard average on seven kickoffs (seven for 131 yards). . . . The Jaguars scored all five times they were in the red zone, with two TDs and three field goals. Tennessee failed to score on two of its five trips in the red zone, getting two TDs and a field goal but also missing a field goal and turning the ball over on downs. . . . Rookie DT Renaldo Wynn made his first NFL start in place of the injured Kelvin Pritchett (sprained knee). . . . PK Mike Hollis kicked three field goals in three attempts, giving him 16 on 20 tries this year, an 80 percent accuracy. . . . The only player who dressed but did not play was QB Rob Johnson. . . . Friday's inactives were: CB Aaron Beasley, LB Kevin Hardy, G/OT Todd Fordham and DT Kelvin Pritchett; Sunday's inactives were: QB Steve Matthews (third QB), S Mike Logan, LB James Hamilton and G/OT Jeff Novak . . . Jaguars captains were OT Tony Boselli, TE Pete Mitchell, DE Jeff Lageman and DE Clyde Simmons. . . . The game was played in off-and-on rain and wind gusts of 20 m.p.h., marking the Jaguars' third game of the season played in rain. MILLER LITE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Jaguars' nominee for the Miller Lite Player of the Week Award is FS Chris Hudson, who returned a fumble for a touchdown and intercepted a pass to set up another touchdown. Hudson scored Jacksonville's first TD with a 32-yard return of a fumble by Eddie George, and, after the ensuing kickoff, he intercepted Oilers quarterback Steve McNair on first down and returned the ball six yards to the Tennessee 19-yard line. Five plays later, Mark Brunell threw a six-yard TD pass to Pete Mitchell for a 17-7 Jacksonville lead. Hudson had seven tackles in the game. NEXT WEEK: The Jaguars host the Tennessee Oilers at 1:00 EST Sunday, November 16 at ALLTEL STADIUM, the second game in three weeks between the two teams. The Oilers are 4-5 this season after losing to Jacksonville last Sunday. They host the New York Giants this Sunday at the Liberty Bowl. In three seasons, the Oilers have won both games in Jacksonville, while the Jaguars have won all three games on the road against the Oilers (two in Houston and one in Memphis). SMITH AND McCARDELL HAVE FOURTH-MOST RECEPTIONS: Jacksonville's starting tandem of wide receivers -- Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith -- have combined for the fourth-most receptions of any team's top two wideouts so far this season. McCardell and Smith have caught a combined 87 passes for 1,169 yards and five touchdowns this year. Here's the top receiving tandems in the NFL:

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