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Jones-Drew with four straight 100 yd rush games

Jones-Drew records fourth straight 100-yard rushing game

Maurice Jones-Drew registered his career-best fourth straight 100-yard rushing game on Sunday as he finished with 113 yards on 21 carries with a long of 23 yards.   The four straight 100-yard games is the third-longest streak in team history. The last streak of four or more games was by Fred Taylor in 2007.

Jones-Drew has five 100-yard rushing games in 2010, tied for the most of his career (2009).  His 17 career 100-yard games are the second-most in franchise history, trailing Taylor (48).  The Jaguars are 12-5 when Jones-Drew rushes for 100 or more yards and Sunday was the first loss this season.

Additional notes Jones-Drew:

  • Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 63, the third-longest streak in team history.
  • Recorded 20-plus carries in his 20th career game and seventh time in 11 games this season.  The Jaguars are 5-2 this year in games he has 20 or more carries.
  • Started his 30th consecutive game, the second-most in the NFL by an active running back.
  • Had three carries of 10-plus yards (12, 15 and 23 yards), all in the first quarter.
  • He is averaging 108.8 rushing yards in the last five games against NFC opponents.
  • Has 991 yards on 230 carries through 11 games.

Running the rock

The Jaguars finished with 207 yards on the ground on 34 attempts (6.1 avg.), the second-highest total of the season (216, at Buffalo).  It marked the 22nd game in franchise history with 200-plus rushing yards and 15th under head coach Jack Del Rio.

The Jaguars are averaging 166.5 on the ground in the last four games. The Jaguars have rushed for 100-plus yards in eight of 11 games, 150-plus yards in four games and 200-plus yards in two games (at Buffalo).  The Jaguars lost for only the second time in the last 15 games when rushing for 150-plus yards.

Smith becomes Jaguars all-time leading tackler

Daryl Smith finished with four tackles on Sunday and became the Jaguars' all-time leading tackler. Smith entered the game tied with Donovin Darius (858).  Smith has 100 tackles through 11 games and reached 100 tackles for the sixth straight season.  He was the only player in team history to accomplish the feat in five consecutive seasons.

Jaguars Most Career Tackles

RK

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PLAYER, YEARS

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TACKLES

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1.

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Daryl Smith, 2004-10

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862

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2.

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Donovin Darius, 1998-2006

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858

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3.

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Mike Peterson, 2003-08

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837

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4.

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Kevin Hardy, 1996-2001

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789

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5.

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John Henderson, 2002-09

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563

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Impressive opening drive

The Jaguars marched 75 yards on nine plays on their opening possession and concluded it with a five-yard touchdown run by Rashad Jennings.  The Jaguars averaged 10.7 yards per rush on the drive and had three runs of 12-plus yards.  The Jaguars have scored on their opening possession in four straight games and five times overall.   The touchdown by Jennings marked only the third game this season the Jaguars have scored a touchdown in the first quarter.

Run, run and run some more

The Jaguars compiled 90 rushing yards in the first quarter on nine carries with Maurice Jones-Drew responsible for 58 of the yards.  The Giants entered the game with the NFL's fourth-best rushing defense, allowing only 89.5 yards per game.

Jaguars rush for 145 yards in first half, fifth-most in team history

The Jaguars rushed for 145 yards on 20 carries in the first half, the fifth most rushing yards in the first half in team history.  The 145 yards were the most in the first half since Dec. 10, 2006 when the Jaguars had 251 rushing yards on 17 carries against Indianapolis.  Maurice Jones-Drew had 73 yards on 10 carries in the first half.

Garrard surpasses 15,000 career passing yards

David Garrard finished 20 of 35 passing for 162 yards and joined Mark Brunell (25,698) as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to surpass 15,000 career passing yards.  Garrard accomplished the feat in his 82nd career game.

Garrard did not throw a touchdown pass for only the third time in 10 games played and snapped a streak of three consecutive games played with multiple touchdown passes.

Garrard scores 15th career rushing touchdown

David Garrard gave the Jaguars a 17-6 halftime lead with five-yard touchdown run late in the first half.  It was Garrard's 15th career rushing touchdown, the most in franchise history by a quarterback.  He has three rushing scores in 2010, tied for the most of his career (2005, 2009).

Jaguars score on all three possessions in first half

The Jaguars had only three possessions in the first half and all three resulted in scores.  It marked the first time this season the Jaguars have scored on each of their first three drives.

Whimper makes first career start

Guy Whimper made his first career start on Sunday against a familiar foe. Whimper was a fourth-round draft pick of the Giants in 2006 and played in 30 games for the club over four seasons.  He was signed as a free agent by the Jaguars on Nov. 2.

Hill sees first action as a Jaguar

It didn't take long for wide receiver Jason Hill to get up to speed with the Jaguars offense.  Hill was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Nov. 17 and saw his first action against the Giants and finished with a 15-yard reception.   He was a third-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2007 and played in 34 games with two starts for the club.

Thomas sets career-high for single-season receptions

Mike Thomas continues to lead the Jaguars in receiving and had a team-high six receptions for 46 yards against the Giants.  Thomas established career-highs for receptions (52) and receiving yards (618) in just 11 games played.

Scobee hits 11th field goal of 40-plus yards

Josh Scobee connected on his only two field goal attempts, hitting from 22 and 42 yards.  Scobee is 11 of 12 from 40-plus yards through 11 games, tied for the second-most in franchise history in a season. He holds the franchise record with 14 in 2006.

Jaguars rack up first downs

The Jaguars totaled a franchise-record 16 first downs (11 rushing, 5 passing) in the first half and finished with 26 first downs for the game.  The Jaguars had 15 first downs rushing for the game, tied for the second-most in team history (16, 12/10/06 vs. Indianapolis; 15, 12/3/00 vs. Cleveland).

Tidbits

· Running back Rashad Jennings tied his career-high with 53 rushing yards on seven carries. He scored his second career touchdown on a five-yard run in the first quarter.

· The Jaguars had two plays of 20-plus yards (1 rush, 1 pass) while the Giants had five (4 pass, 1 rush).

· Tight end Marcedes Lewis finished with three receptions for 36 yards.  He is the only player on the club to record multiple receptions in all 11 games.

· The Jaguars outrushed the Giants 207 to 135 and have outrushed their opponents in eight of 11 games.

· The Giants were the fourth straight team the Jaguars held without a touchdown in the first quarter.

· The Jaguars held a halftime lead for the fourth straight game.

· The Jaguars lost for the first time this season when scoring 20-plus points.  The Jaguars are 12-2 in the last 14 games when going over the 20-point mark.

· The Jaguars had a season-high 73 plays from scrimmage.

· Temperature at kickoff was 43 degrees with a wind chill of 39 degrees.

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