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Thomas ignites Jaguars offense

Coldest home game in Jaguars history
Kickoff at Sunday's game was 38 degrees, making it the coldest home game in franchise history.  The previous low was 40 degrees on Dec. 26, 2004 against Houston.

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Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas went without a reception in the first quarter but he heated up on the Jaguars first scoring drive in the second quarter.  Thomas had four receptions for 65 yards and capped off the drive with a 19-yard touchdown catch from David Garrard.  On the drive, Thomas had receptions of 26, 8, 12 and 19 yards. 

Thomas joins elite group
Mike Thomas finished with a team-high six receptions for 96 yards, the second-most receiving yards of his career.  Thomas, who has 65 receptions for 808 yards through 14 games, became the seventh different player in franchise history with 60-plus receptions in a season.  He has at least four receptions in 11 of 15 games.

Hill shines in extended role
Wide receiver Jason Hill continues to make plays in the Jaguars passing game.  Hill recorded four receptions for 77 yards with a long of 37 yards.  He also had receptions of 20 and 16 yards.

Garrard surpasses 16,000 career passing yards
David Garrard completed 22 of 38 passes for 299 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  The 299 yards were the second-highest total for him this season (342, 11/14/10 vs. Houston).   He surpassed 16,000 career passing yards as he has 16,003.

JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWN LEADERS

RK

PLAYER, YEAR

TDS

1.

David Garrard, 2010

23 (14 games)

2.

Mark Brunell, 1998

20

 

Mark Brunell, 2000

20

4.

Mark Brunell, 1996

19

 

Mark Brunell, 2001

19

Garrard sets single-season record for rushing touchdowns by QB
David Garrard scored on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter, his fifth touchdown run this season which is tied for the most on the team.  The five rushing touchdowns are the most in franchise history by a quarterback.  He led the Jaguars in rushing against the Redskins with 39 yards on six carries.

Cox registers eighth career interception
Second-year cornerback Derek Cox intercepted Rex Grossman in the end zone late in the second quarter.  Cox leads the Jaguars with four interceptions through 15 games and has eight for his career.  The eight career interceptions ranks tied for the fourth-most in team history. 

JAGUARS CAREER INTERCEPTIONS LEADERS

RK

PLAYER, YEARS

INTS

1.

Rashean Mathis, 2003-10

29

2.

Aaron Beasley, 1996-2001

15

3.

Donovin Darius, 1998-2006

14

4.

Derek Cox, 2009-10

8

 

Chris Hudson, 1995-98

8

 

Mike Peterson, 2003-08

8

Jones-Drew misses first game of career for injury
Maurice Jones-Drew was inactive today with a knee injury, snapping a streak of 33 consecutive starts.  It marked Jones-Drew's first missed game for injury in his career.  He sat out the 2007 regular season finale at Houston when the Jaguars rested several starters. He has played in 77 games since he was selected in the second round of the 2006 draft. 

Tidbits

* Brock Bolen recorded the first reception of his career, a 15-yard grab in the second quarter. * The Jaguars have scored at least one touchdown in the second quarter in nine straight games. * Second-year running back Rashad Jennings finished with a career-high 15 carries for 32 yards. * Tight end Marcedes Lewis finished with three receptions for 37 yards and is the only Jaguar to have multiple receptions in all 15 games. * Kicker Josh Scobee increased his season total to 102 points, his third season of his career with 100-plus points (119, 2006; 107, 2005). * The Jaguars controlled the ball for 32:54.  The Jaguars have controlled the ball for 30 minutes or more in 10 of 15 games including seven straight. * The Jaguars had seven plays of 20-plus yards (6 passes, 1 rush).  The Redskins were held to only play of 20-plus yards, a 38-yard pass from Rex Grossman to Santana Moss. **

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