TAYLOR MOVES UP IN TEAM'S HISTORY FOR STARTS AND GAMES PLAYED:
Fred Taylor moved into third place in team history today with 116th career start. In addition, Taylor moved into a tie for third place in team history with Mark Brunell and Kyle Brady for most games played at 120.
GRAY HOOKS UP WITH WILLIAMS FOR SECOND-LONGEST PASS PLAY; ADDS 56-YARD PASS:
QB Quinn Gray connected with WR Reggie Williams for an 80-yard touchdown on the club's first offensive possession. It was the second-longest play from scrimmage in team history (84t, Byron Leftwich to Troy Edwards, 9/28/03 at Houston).
GRAY SETS CAREER-HIGH IN PASSING YARDS; TWO PASSES OF 50-PLUS YARDS:
QB Quinn Gray finished with a career-high 354 passing yards and tied his career-high with two touchdown passes. The 354 passing yards are tied for the seventh-most in team history and most since Byron Leftwich had 376 yards on 10/10/04 at San Diego. Gray hooked up with Reggie Williams for an 80-yard pass in the first quarter and connected with Dennis Northcutt for a 15-yard scoring play in the fourth quarter. Gray set up the fourth quarter score with a 56-yard pass down the middle of the field to rookie WR John Broussard.
JONES-DREW SETS TEAM RECORD WITH 100-YARD KICKOFF RETURN:
Maurice Jones-Drew recorded a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the first quarter, the longest kickoff return in team history. Alvis Whitted had a 98-yard return for a touchdown on 12/26/99 at Tennessee. In addition, Jones-Drew became the first player in franchise history to have two career kickoff returns for touchdowns (93t, 12/10/06 vs. Indianapolis). He surpassed Derrick Wimbush (47, 2005-06) in fourth place for most kickoff returns in team history.
WILLIAMS BECOMES FIRST 100-YARD RECEIVER:
WR Reggie Williams finished withsix receptions for a career-high 128 yards and hauled in his team-leading fourth touchdown reception of the season in the first quarter on a 80-yard pass from Quinn Gray. Williams recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game and became the club's first receiver to record 100-plus receiving yards in 2007. He tied his total from 2006 when he led the team with four touchdowns.
POINTS, POINTS AND MORE POINTS:
The Jaguars and Saints combined for 34 points in the first quarter with each team scoring 17 points. The 34 points are the most points in the first quarter by both teams in Jaguars history.
SPICER PICKS UP TEAM-LEADING SIXTH SACK OF THE SEASON:
DE Paul Spicer recorded his team-high sixth sack of the season today as he sacked Drew Brees and forced a fumble and recovered it in the second quarter. Spicer increased his career sacks total to 23.5 and surpassed John Henderson (23.0) in fourth place in team history for most career sacks. Spicer has at least one sack in four of the last five games and has forced a fumble in two of the last three games.
LEWIS SETS CAREER-HIGH IN RECEIVING YARDS:
TE Marcedes Lewis finished with four receptions for a career-high 46 yards. Lewis recorded a 21-yard reception in the second half, the third-longest reception of his career.
WR John Broussard had his first reception since the season-opener against Tennessee ... QB Quinn Gray threw for a career-high 213 yards including a 80-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Williams ... RB Fred Taylor is 13 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards ...
The following players were inactive for the Jaguars:
QB David Garrard, K Josh Scobee, LB Justin Durant, CB Brian Williams, DT Derek Landri, TE Greg Estandia, G Uche Nwaneri and RB LaBrandon Toefield.