jaguars.com Senior Editor Vic Ketchman blogged the Jaguars-Browns game. Here's what he had to say. On 12/4/2005 3:59 PM, Vic wrote:
(2:14 to play) Pittsburgh is losing to Cincinnati. With this win, the Jaguars are in solid control of the wild-card situation. Garrard did a great job of rallying the offense in the second half. This was an impressive win.
On 12/4/2005 3:56 PM, Vic wrote:
(fourth quarter, Browns punt) The Browns have two times out and two-minute warning to stop the clock. One first down will do it for the Jaguars.
On 12/4/2005 3:46 PM, Vic wrote:
(fourth quarter, Jaguars ball) It looks like the Browns have quit. Greg Jones is mauling them. He's over 100 yards.
On 12/4/2005 3:45 PM, Vic wrote:
(fourth quarter, Jaguars ball) Time to run out the clock.
On 12/4/2005 3:34 PM, Vic wrote:
(9:15 to play) The game is on the line. The Jaguars defense needs to stop the Browns right now.
On 12/4/2005 3:29 PM, Vic wrote:
(fourth quarter, Browns pooch punt) Smart play by Cleveland. It's all about field position at this point in the game.
On 12/4/2005 3:25 PM, Vic wrote:
(fourth quarter, Browns ball) This is the NFL's third-ranked defense that Frye is moving the ball against. All of a sudden, the Jaguars' pass-rush has gone to sleep again.
On 12/4/2005 3:15 PM, Vic wrote:
(third quarter, Jaguars touchdown) Garrard to Jimmy Smith for the lead. Garrard has taken control of the game.
On 12/4/2005 3:09 PM, Vic wrote:
(third quarter, Browns ball) Big sack by Paul Spicer and just in time. Frye had a receiver breaking free deep and Frye was looking right at him when he was sacked.
On 12/4/2005 3:08 PM, Vic wrote:
(third quarter, Browns ball) I'll never understand this celebration stuff. Is it worth it? Was that necessary? It really hurt the Jaguars in field position.
On 12/4/2005 3:04 PM, Vic wrote:
(third quarter, Jaguars touchdown pass) Great pass by Garrard. He has shown a lot of reslience in coming back from a tough second quarter. Garrard is nine of 16 for 87 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a 66.4 passer rating.
On 12/4/2005 2:57 PM, Vic wrote:
(early third quarter) This could be the turning point in the game. The Jaguars have great field position. They need to score a touchdown.
On 12/4/2005 2:49 PM, Vic wrote:
(third and nine on Browns 11) Another drop by Wilford in the end zone. That really hurts. Scobee's kick helps, but the Jaguars need to score a touchdown.
On 12/4/2005 2:41 PM, Vic wrote:
(early third quarter, Jaguars ball) Garrard isn't getting help from his receivers. The drops continue to haunt the Jaguars.
On 12/4/2005 2:23 PM, Vic wrote:
(halftime) Trailing 14-3, the Jaguars are facing their largest deficit since the Denver game, when the Jaguars trailed 14-0 at halftime.
On 12/4/2005 2:20 PM, Vic wrote:
(late second quarter, Browns ball) Wow! Frye and Braylon Edwards made it look easy. Are we looking at the emergence of another Mid-American Conference quarterback? Frye is eight of 11, 180 yards, two touchdowns and a 154.4 passer rating. Edwards has caught three passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns.
On 12/4/2005 2:18 PM, Vic wrote:
(late second quarter, Browns ball) Reuben Droughns just went over a thousand yards; first time by a Brown since 1985.
On 12/4/2005 2:17 PM, Vic wrote:
(late second quarter, Browns ball) In this weather, the Jaguars desperately need to keep the Browns from scoring again before halftime. What has happened to the pass-rush?
On 12/4/2005 2:12 PM, Vic wrote:
(second quarter, Jaguars ball) After a fast start, Garrard's play has fallen off. He's beginning to stare down his receivers.
On 12/4/2005 2:04 PM, Vic wrote:
(second quarter, Browns ball) The Jaguars dodged the bullet on that series. They need to re-take control of this game. Why have they abandoned the run?
On 12/4/2005 2:01 PM, Vic wrote:
(second quarter, Browns ball) Frye is starting to look like Sammy Baugh and the more the Browns throw it, the more they're able to do what they really want to do, which is run it. That 45-yard pass to Northcutt is the third-longest against the Jags this year.
On 12/4/2005 1:50 PM, Vic wrote:
(early second quarter) Frye is four of five for 82 yards, one touchdown and a 158.3 passer rating. That's a perfect rating. The Browns are averaging two yards a carry on the ground.
On 12/4/2005 1:48 PM, Vic wrote:
(early second quarter) Deke Cooper and Deon Grant had difficulty playing the ball. It just fell between them into Braylon Edwards' hands. Nine plays, 78 yards; two defensive penalties that provided first downs.
On 12/4/2005 1:40 PM, Vic wrote:
(early second quarter) Bobby McCray holding cost John Henderson his first sack of the season.
On 12/4/2005 1:38 PM, Vic wrote:
(early second quarter) The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 43-17 in the first quarter this season.
On 12/4/2005 1:36 PM, Vic wrote:
(late first quarter, Browns ball) The Jaguars are loaded up against the run. The Browns have to throw the ball.
On 12/4/2005 1:34 PM, Vic wrote:
(third-down play) Smith was open; the ball was thrown behind him.
On 12/4/2005 1:32 PM, Vic wrote:
(1:14 to play in first quarter) This is a big third down because if the Jaguars don't convert, they will be punting into a stiff wind. They'd like to convert and turn downwind in the second quarter.
On 12/4/2005 1:22 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jaguars opening possession) That's the fourth time this season the Jaguars have scored on their opening possesion. The Jaguars are 5-1 this season when they score first.
On 12/4/2005 1:20 PM, Vic wrote:
(third and goal at Browns six-yard line) What a play by Garrard; too bad Wilford dropped it. Dominant possession for Garrard.
On 12/4/2005 1:18 PM, Vic wrote:
(early first quarter, Jaguars ball) Garrard had all day to throw on 22-yard pass to Jimmy Smith.
On 12/4/2005 1:17 PM, Vic wrote:
(early first quarter, Jaguars ball) David Garrard looked awfully sharp on that 18-yard toss to Ernest Wilford. The Jaguars offensive line is in control.
On 12/4/2005 1:13 PM, Vic wrote:
(early first quarter, Jaguars ball) In 12 opening possessions by Jaguars opponents this season, the Jaguars have only allowed one touchdown and one field goal.
On 12/4/2005 1:11 PM, Vic wrote:
(early first quarter, Browns ball) Fourth and one, John Henderson makes the stop.
On 12/4/2005 1:08 PM, Vic wrote:
(early first quarter, Browns ball) Charlie Frye put it right on the money to Antonio Bryant for 29 yards.
On 12/4/2005 12:58 PM, Vic wrote:
(Five minutes before kickoff) The temperature is 28 degrees with a 10-20 mph wind off Lake Erie. The wind chill makes the temperature feel as though it's 15 degrees. That would make this the eighth-coldest game in Jaguars history.
On 12/4/2005 12:36 PM, Vic wrote:
(thirty minutes before kickoff) Still snowing; temperatures are dropping. Both teams' punters and kickers clearly struggled with the conditions during pregame.
On 12/4/2005 11:55 AM, Vic wrote:
(Sixty-five minutes before kickoff) The Browns inactives are Brandon Rideau, Brodney Pool, Jason Wright, Antonio Perkins, Michael Lehan, Joe Andruzzi, Ethan Kelley and Derek Anderson (third QB).
On 12/4/2005 11:50 AM, Vic wrote:
(Seventy-five minutes before kickoff) Charlie Frye will start at quarterback for the Browns. Derrick Wimbush will start at fullback for the Jaguars. The Jaguars inactives are Byron Leftwich, LaBrandon Toefield, Fred Taylor, Dan Connolly, Mike Pearson, Marcellus Wiley, Ephraim Salaam and Cortez Hankton.
On 12/4/2005 10:51 AM, Vic wrote:
(two hours before kickoff) Welcome to the lakefront, folks, where it is cold and windy and snowing. The field is soft and wet and maintenance crews are trying furiously to clear snow from the seating areas. This is the NFL in Cleveland in December. This is the push for the playoffs.