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Lewis ties single-season record

Lewis ties single-season franchise record

Tight end Marcedes Lewis registered his 10th touchdown reception of the season on a seven-yard pass from Trent Edwards in the second quarter.  The 10 touchdown catches tied the single-season franchise record set by Reggie Williams in 2007.  Lewis was the only Jaguar to record multiple receptions in all 16 games.

JAGUARS MOST SINGLE-SEASON

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

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PLAYER, YEAR

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TDS

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1.

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Marcedes Lewis, 2010

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10

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Reggie Williams, 2007

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10

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3.

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Jimmy Smith, 1998

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8

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Jimmy Smith, 2000

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8

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Jimmy Smith, 2001

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8

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Owens sets franchise-record for special teams tackles

The accolades keep coming in for Montell Owens.  Owens had two special tackles against the Texans and became the franchise's leader for career special teams tackles with 95.  He surpassed Brant Boyer who totaled 94 tackles in five seasons (1996-2000). 

Owens finished with a team-high 20 special teams tackles in 2010, a year after setting the franchise's single-season record with 30 in 2009.

Jennings carries the load

Second-year running back Rashad Jennings continued to gain valuable experience as he recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of his career with 108 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown.  Jennings scored on a three-yard run in the second quarter, his fourth this season and fifth of his career.  His 22 carries against the Texans were the most of his career.  He had runs of 16, 12 and 11 yards and added a 16-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

Second quarter success

Rashad Jennings scored the Jaguars first touchdown of the game on a three-yard rush in the second quarter.  The Jaguars scored at least one touchdown in the second quarter in the final 10 games.

Thomas joins elite group

Mike Thomas finished with one reception for 12 yards and concluded the season with 66 receptions for 820 yards and four touchdowns.  Thomas joined Jimmy Smith (nine seasons) and Keenan McCardell (five seasons) as the only players in team history with 66-plus receptions in a season.

Meester concludes 11th season as a Jaguar

Center Brad Meester started all 16 games for the Jaguars in his 11th season with the franchise.  The 11 seasons are tied with Jimmy Smith (1995-2005) and Fred Taylor (1998-2006) for the most in franchise history.  Meester, a second round pick in 2000, started all 16 games in eight of the 11 seasons including the last two.

Alualu starts all 16 games

For the second consecutive season, the Jaguars had a rookie defensive lineman step right into the starting lineup from day one.  Tyson Alualu started all 16 games after being selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft.  Alualu joined 2009 third-round pick Terrance Knighton as the only two defensive linemen in franchise history to start 16 games as a rookie. 

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OT Brian DeMarco, 1995

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16

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CB Fernando Bryant, 1999

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16

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C Brad Meester, 2000

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16

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OT Maurice Williams, 2001

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16

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CB/S Rashean Mathis, 2003

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16

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CB Derek Cox, 2009

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16

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DT Terrance Knighton, 2009

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16

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DT Tyson Alualu, 2010

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16

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Edwards make first start as a Jaguar

Trent Edwards made his 34th career start on Sunday and his first as a Jaguar.  Edwards was the 12th different starting quarterback in Jaguars history.  He finished 12 of 25 for 140 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  He hooked up with Marcedes Lewis on a seven-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

On the rush

The Jaguars rushed the ball 35 times for 198 yards (5.7) including 108 by running back Rashad Jennings.  The Jaguars finished the season with 2,395 rushing yards on 512 carries (149.7 per game), the second-most rushing yards in franchise history for a season (2,541, 2006).  It marked the fifth season in team history with 500-plus rushing attempts (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007).

The Jaguars rushed for 100-plus yards in 11 of 16 games, 150-plus yards in seven games and 200-plus yards in four games.  The Jaguars had 30 or more rushing attempts in 10 of 16 games. 

16-game starters

The Jaguars had eight players start all 16 games this season.  The following players started every game: Tyson Alualu, Terrance Knighton, Marcedes Lewis, Rashean Mathis, Brad Meester, Kirk Morrison, Uche Nwaneri, Daryl Smith.

Tidbits

  • 10 first or second-year players were in the starting lineup for the Jaguars including seven on defense.
  • The Jaguars allowed a season-high 497 total yards including 244 on the ground.
  • The Jaguars had only two penalties for 15 yards. 
  • The Texans had eight plays of 20-plus yards (5 passes, 3 rushes) while the Jaguars had one, a 44-yard pass from Trent Edwards to Jason Hill.
  • Rookie Deji Karim had seven carries for 52 yards and averaged 24.6 yards on five kickoff returns.

The Jaguars controlled the ball for 30:48, the 11th game this season with a time of possession of 30 minutes o

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