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Last look: Jaguars-Bills


LONDON, England -- Senior writer John Oehser checks in with a last look before the Jaguars play the Buffalo Bills at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

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Jaguars (1-5), Bills (3-3).

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The Jaguars play at Wembley Stadium Sunday, and the priority is ending a couple of streaks.

Just as importantly, it's a chance to play better than they have at key moments through the first six weeks of the 2015 season. If they play better, the streaks could take care of themselves.

The Jaguars (1-5), losers of their last four games, through six games this season have been within a touchdown or leading in the fourth quarter five times. They beat the Miami Dolphins, 23-20, in Week 2, but lost to Carolina in Week 1 and also lost to the Colts (16-13 in overtime), Buccaneers (38-31) and Texans (31-20) in similar fashion the last three weeks.

Key in recent weeks have been mistakes and missed opportunities, with a pair of missed field goals critical in an overtime loss to the Colts and second-half turnovers costly in losses to the Buccaneers and Texans.

Sunday's game marks the Jaguars' third game in as many seasons at Wembley. They lost to the San Francisco 49ers at Wembley, 42-10, in 2013, then lost to the Dallas Cowboys there, 31-17, last season.


Injury front

The Jaguars are healthier entering the Bills game than they have been in recent weeks, with running back T.J. Yeldon one of a few primary issues.

Yeldon, a rookie who missed last Sunday's loss to the Texans with a groin injury, is listed as questionable entering the weekend and could be a game-time decision.

Tight end Clay Harbor (abdomen), who did not practice Thursday or Friday, also was listed as questionable Friday. Safety James Sample (shoulder) was listed as doubtful.

Defensive end Chris Clemons (not injury related), safety Johnathan Cyprien (calf), wide receiver Allen Hurns (ankle/thigh), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (knee), wide receiver Allen Robinson (lower leg) and tight end Julius Thomas (chest/hand) were listed as probable.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) did not make the trip.


Final thought

Enough with the analysis, the talking and the angst over this team. Enough, too, talking about close losses and missed opportunities. Observers of the team are tired of it, and players/coaches are tired of it, too. The Jaguars have been close this season. They have improved on the field. They haven't won enough. At some point, that needs to change. The Bills are a banged-up team, and while they're good, they're far from unbeatable. Why not now?

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