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Jags at Broncos game notes

##### WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...

  • Won three of the last four games and evened their record at 3-3.
  • Improved to 4-3 against Denver in the regular season and have won four of the last five games in the series.
  • Became the sixth team ever outside the AFC West to post back-to-back wins in Denver in consecutive seasons. The Jaguars won 23-14 at Invesco Field on September 23, 2007. In addition, the Jaguars became only the third team since 1999 to win games at Denver in back-to-back seasons (Kansas City, 1999-2000; San Diego, 2006-07).
  • Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 48-38 since taking over the helm in 2003.
  • Improved to 43-27 overall since 2004, tied for the fifth-best mark in the NFL.
  • Improved to 20-15 on the road from 2004-08 including a 2-1 mark this season.
  • Own a 9-5 mark in the game before the open date in 14 seasons and a 4-2 mark under head coach Jack Del Rio.
  • Improved to 9-3 against AFC West opponents under head coach Jack Del Rio including five straight wins. The Jaguars own a 14-7 mark against AFC West foes in 14 seasons.

##### JAGUARS PLAY ANOTHER CLOSE GAME

The Jaguars earned a seven-point win today, their sixth consecutive game decided by seven points or less. The Jaguars are the only team in the NFL to have every game this season decided by seven points or less.

GARRARD IMPROVES TO 22-14 AS A STARTER, 9-6 ON THE ROAD

##### GARRARD PUTS UP SEASON-HIGH NUMBERS

QB David Garrard completed 25 of 34 passes for 276 yards with one touchdown for a 107.0 rating. Garrard's 25 completions were the second-most of his career (26, 12/11/05 vs. Indianapolis) and the 276 yards were the third-most of his career. It marked Garrard's 17th career 100-plus rating game, his 15th as a starter. He has thrown a touchdown pass in 10 of the last 12 games.

JONES-DREW CARRIES THE LOAD WITH TAYLOR OUT; RECORDS 7TH CAREER 100-YARD GAME

##### MAURICE JONES-DREW FINISHES WITH TWO TOUCHDOWNS

Maurice Jones-Drew scored his 30th and 31st career touchdowns on a one-yard run in the second quarter and a 46-yard scamper in the third quarter, his fifth career game with multiple touchdowns. Jones-Drew surpassed Keenan McCardell (30) in fourth place for most career touchdowns in team history. Jones-Drew has 27 career rushing touchdowns and has a touchdown in four of the last five games. All 31 of his touchdowns have come in the last 35 games. In addition, he has six touchdowns in the last seven road games and 14 touchdowns in the last 15 games against AFC opponents.

JONES-DREW RECORDS FOURTH-LONGEST TD RUN OF HIS CAREER

##### MARCEDES LEWIS HAS TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION IN SECOND CONSECUTIVE GAME

Tight end Marcedes Lewis finished with three receptions for a career-high 64 yards with a 30-yard touchdown reception from David Garrard, the longest touchdown reception by a Jaguar this season and longest in Lewis' career. Lewis has a touchdown reception in back-to-back games as he hauled in a 24-yard reception for a score last week against Pittsburgh.

MATT JONES LEADS TEAM WITH SEVEN RECEPTIONS FOR 69 YARDS

##### JAGUARS RECOVER TWO DENVER FUMBLES; FIRST TIME SINCE LAST YEAR AT DENVER

The Jaguars recovered two fumbles today, the first time since 9/23/07 at Denver the Jaguars have accomplished the feat. Defensive end Reggie Hayward forced a fumble on Denver quarterback Jay Cutler in the first quarter and Rashean Mathis recovered. Hayward, who played from 2001-04 with the Broncos, has seven career forced fumbles. It was Mathis' third career fumble recovery. In the second quarter, Drayton Florence forced a fumble on Brandon Marshall and recovered it.

GERALD SENSABUGH RECORDS SECOND INTERCEPTION OF THE SEASON; FOURTH OF CAREER

##### JOSH SCOBEE STAYS HOT

Josh Scobee connected from 48 yards in the first quarter. Scobee has been successful on his last 11 field goal attempts since misfiring from 37 yards at Tennessee in the season-opener.

ROB MEIER MISSES FIRST GAME SINCE 2004

##### INACTIVES

The following players were inactive for the Jaguars: S Reggie Nelson, RB Chauncey Washington, CB Brian Witherspoon, LB Thomas Williams, C Brad Meester, G Chris Naeole, WR Mike Walker and DT Rob Meier.

TIDBITS
  • The Jaguars scored 124 points in the first six games, the most points scored in the first six games since 2006 (125, 2006). * The Jaguars recorded their first turnover in the last 10 quarters, dating back to the second half of the Colts game. * Eight different players had receptions for the Jaguars including four players with at least three receptions. * WR Reggie Williams had at least four receptions for the third game this season. * Denver had three consecutive possessions with turnovers in the first half. * QB David Garrard was 16 of 19 for 148 yards with a 99.1 passer rating in the first half. * DT Tony McDaniel made his first career start. * Long snapper Joe Zelenka extended his team record with his 118th consecutive game played. * Josh Scobee has scored in 47 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. * FB Greg Jones had his first rush of the season. * RB/KR Maurice Jones-Drew extended his streak to 25 consecutive games with a reception, the longest current streak on the team.
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