Meester ties record where it all started
Jaguars center Brad Meester played in his 171st career game today, tied with Jimmy Smith for the most in franchise history. Meester played in his first regular season game on September 3, 2000 at Cleveland. He owns the franchise record with 171 career starts including a current streak of 52 straight starts.
Four drives of 10-plus plays
The Jaguars were able to move the ball at an efficient pace against the Browns, finishing with four drives of 10-plus plays. The four drives of 10-plus plays tied for the most this season (4, Tennessee). The Jaguars had drives of 18 plays (touchdown), 10 plays (punt), 13 plays (field goal) and the final drive of 14 plays came up short at the one-yard line.
Following a missed field goal by Phil Dawson, the Jaguars gained possession with 2:49 remaining in the game at their own 29-yard line. Blaine Gabbert engineered a 14-play, 70-yard drive to the Browns one-yard line. Gabbert completed five of 11 passes on the drive including four of his first five passes.
Jaguars strike first with 18-play drive; second-longest in franchise history
The Jaguars put together an 18-play, 92-yard drive that resulted in a six-yard touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew in the second quarter. The Jaguars were four of four on third down and picked up eight first downs on the drive that lasted 9:53. It tied for the second-longest drive in team history for plays and was the longest of the season for plays, yards and time. The 18-play drive was the longest since Sept. 21, 2008 at Indianapolis (18 plays, 82 yards).
Third straight game for a Jones-Drew touchdown
Maurice Jones-Drew scored the first touchdown of the game on a six-yard run in the second quarter, the 68th of his career and team-high fifth through 10 games. Jones-Drew recorded a touchdown in three straight games for the first time since 2009 and increased his total to 59 career rushing touchdowns. He is one touchdown shy of tying Jimmy Smith (69) for the second-most in team history. Fred Taylor owns the franchise record with 70.
Jones-Drew has most rushing yards in team history after 10 games
Maurice Jones-Drew finished with 87 yards on 21 and increased his season total to 941, the most rushing yards in franchise history after the first 10 games. Jones-Drew surpassed his previous record of 926 yards in 2009 after 10 games. He has at least 84 rushing yards in nine of the first 10 games. It marked his 28th career game with 20-plus carries, his sixth game this season, and the Jaguars are 18-10 in those games.
Landry stops Browns scoring drive with interception
With the Browns driving midway through the third quarter, safety Dawan Landry stepped in front of a Colt McCoy pass at the three-yard line for his second interception this season. Landry has four career interceptions against the Browns in 10 games, the most against any team.
Gabbert throws for 210 yards
Rookie Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of 41 passes for 210 yards for a 68.1 passer rating. The 22 completions were a career-high while his yards and attempts were the second-most in his eight starts. The 22 completions were the most by the Jaguars in 10 games.
Gabbert did not throw a touchdown pass for the first time in five starts on the road. He had three completions of 18-plus yards including a long of 28 yards to Jason Hill in the fourth quarter.
Career-high in receptions for Lewis; reaches 200 for his career
Tight end Marcedes Lewis recorded a career-high and team-high seven receptions for 64 yards with a long of 18 yards. Lewis, who has 204 career receptions, became the sixth player in franchise history with 200 career receptions and the second tight end to accomplish the feat (Kyle Brady, 241).
Scobee continues his Pro Bowl season
Josh Scobee connected on his only field goal attempt, a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter with 5:39 remaining. Scobee is 16 of 17 through 10 games and leads the team with 59 points. Eleven of his 16 field goals are from 40-plus yards. All three of his kickoffs reached the end zone with one resulting in a touchback.
Another two sack game for the Jaguars
The Jaguars sacked Browns quarterback Colt McCoy twice on Sunday, increasing their season total to 23 after 10 games. Linebacker Paul Posluszny sacked McCoy for a six-yard loss in the third quarter, his second straight game with a sack. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu and Russell Allen split a sack in the fourth quarter that led to a missed field goal by Phil Dawson. It was Allen's first career sack while Alualu has 5.5 sacks in 26 career games. The Jaguars have at least two sacks in eight of 10 games including at least two sacks in seven consecutive games for the first time since 2005.
Smith eclipses 100 tackles, again
Daryl Smith registered a team-high eight tackles and increased his season total 106. Smith has surpassed 100 tackles in a franchise-record six straight seasons.
Defense allows 300-plus yards but hold Browns to 14 points
The Browns finished with 334 total yards and became only the fourth team in 10 games to eclipse 300 yards against the Jaguars defense. The defense has allowed only 12 points in the last four games and have held opponents to 17 or fewer points in three of the last four games. Opponents have yet to record a 100-plus passer rating against the Jaguars in 10 games for the first time in team history.
Offense produces 303 total yards
The Jaguars registered 303 yards of offense with 108 on the ground and 195 through the air. It marked only the second game this season with 300 yards of total offense (323, Tennessee) and the club rushed for 100 yards for the eighth time in 10 games. The Jaguars had a season-high 23 first downs (10 rushing, nine passing, four via penalty).
- The Jaguars had a plus-one turnover differential and lost for only the second time this season with a positive turnover differential (New Orleans). In the last four games, the Jaguars have a plus-four turnover differential (8 takeaways, 4 giveaways) and sack differential (12 sacks, 8 sacks allowed).
- The Jaguars scored first for the fifth time this season with a 3-2 record. The Jaguars are 7-2 in the last two seasons when they score first.
- The Jaguars had a season-high nine penalties for 81 yards.
- Montell Owens had a two-yard carry in the third quarter, his first rush since the season-opener against Tennessee.
- The Jaguars allowed a season-low one sack.
- Jason Hill had three receptions for 49 yards (16.6 yards) with a long of 28 yards. Hill set a single-season career-high for receiving yards with 355, surpassing his previous high of 317 in 2008 with the San Francisco 49ers. Jarett Dillard has a career-high 11 receptions for 122 yards through 10 g