The following are notes from the Jaguars' 13-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Alltel Stadium today.
Mike Hollis (back) missed his first game as a Jaguar, ending a streak of 90 consecutive games played. Jimmy Smith and Bryan Barker are the only Jaguars players to have played in all 91 Jaguars regular-season games.
Smith has now made at least one pass reception in 75 consecutive games. Smith's six catches leave him tied for fifth-most receptions all-time after the first three games of the season. His 384 yards receiving is sixth-most after three games.
Keenan McCardell has 15 career 100-yard receiving games; 14 with the Jaguars. He now has two this season.
Steve Lindsey scored his first pro field goal, and finished the day two of three in field goal attempts and one of one in extra-point tries.
Aaron Beasley's interception is the 13th takeaway of his career, which is a Jaguars record. The previous mark was 12, which Beasley shared with Tony Brackens and Chris Hudson.
The 45,653 attendance is the smallest in Jaguars history. The previous low was 57,408 on 12-1-96 vs. Cincinnati. Of course, today's home-opener was played under the threat of wind and rain.
"Mark Brunell is probably the best quarterback, I would say, in at least the AFC right now," Bengals coach Bruce Coslet said.
Erik Storz was the star of special teams, hitting Tremain Mack and jarring the ball loose as Mack was returning a kickoff. For his effort, Storz wore a major battle wound on his forehead. "I guess I've got to get it sewed again. I always split it open because there's a scar there. It happens all the time. I first got it in the second preseason game and it just keeps splitting open. It will probably be an ongoing thing, but things like this just come with the territory," Storz said.
"I hate losing. We hate losing. We're sick of the way we're being portrayed and we're not going to continue to lose," Bengals defensive tackle Oliver Gibson said.