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Divisional Playoffs: Jaguars 38, Bengals 21

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  1. Big D

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    Garrard's Guns Blaze as Jaguars Light Up Bengals

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    David Garrard throwing a first quarter pass against the Bengals.

    November 10, 2010​

    By Harry Stone, Jacksonville Post-Intelligencer​

    JACKSONVILLE, FL- It took 17 weeks but the Jaguars finally had a viable passing attack, and it came at the best of times.​

    In today's divisional playoffs against the Cincinnatti Bengals, the Jacksonville Jaguars were set to face a rough and tumble front seven that would make running the ball as tough as any team they've faced this year.​

    During the bye week the Jaguars tried to draw up a passing attach that would somehow break through and lossen up the holes for Maurice Jones-Drew.​

    What they got tonight was a brilliant performance from oft-maligned quarterback David Garrard and a 38-21 win that will put the Jaguars back in the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive season.​

    Garrard was spectacular, but especially in the first half.​

    On the Jaguars opening drive he was perfect on three attemps including the 17 yard scoring strike to tight end Marcedes Lewis.​

    A defense stand would get the Jaguar offense back and then Jones-Drew would take over on several inside and outside rushes to march the ball methodically down field taking up most of the first quarter.​

    On a third and goal from the five the Jaguars dialed up a stretch run for Jones-Drew who would walk into the end zone untouched to give Jacksonville an early 14-0 lead.​

    Another defensive stop and then Garrard would go back to work. Two long passes later and Jacksonville was back in the end zone after a 35 yard scoring strike to fullback Greg Jones.​

    The rout would seemingly be on as the Jaguars would add another Jones-Drew touchdown run to make it 28-0 with under one minute to play in the first half.​

    However the well coached Bengals wouldn't be done yet, as a quick scoring drive capped off by a 61 yard pass from Palmer to Mitchell would indicate.​

    The second half would start with a Jaguar defensive stand and then clock-milking drive by Jacksonville that would take up over five minutes and end with Josh Scobee's first field goal of the game to make it 31-7 heading into the fourth quarter.​

    Then the Jaguars would relax and the Bengals would take advantage.​

    Quarterback Carson Palmer would continue to light up the Jaguars defense by quickly moving the Bengals inside the five yard line, where Cedric Benson would run it in. After a two point conversion the Bengals would close the gap to 31-15.​

    A quick stop by Cincinnatti would get them the ball back and they would strike on the first play, a 77 yard bomb to Chad Ochocinco and just like that the Bengals would be a two point conversion away from getting to within one score.​

    However an errant pass on the two point try would land incomplete and the Bengals would still trail 31-21.​

    The Jaguars would need a score to end the Bengals hopes, and they would rely on Jones-Drew like they have all year long. He would respond with a majestic 54 yard touchdown weaving run that would break the Bengals backs and end their comeback hopes.​

    The Bengals would turn the ball over on downs, and the Jaguars would kneel out the clock to get themselves to the AFC Championship game.​

    Both quarterbacks were stellar in this game with Garrard going 12-18 for 272 yards and two touchdowns, while Palmer was even better going 20-32 for 369 yards and also two touchdowns.​

    The difference in the game was the rushing attack of the Jaguars, as they racked up 206 yards on the ground compared to Cincinnatti's 21. OMFL MVP Maurice Jones-Drew led the way with 20 carries for 151 yards and three touchdowns.​

    Jacksonville will try to make it two straight OMFL Bowl appearances next week when they face the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game for the AFC Championship. New England plays host to Kansas City this Friday.​

    The Jaguars also remain in pursuit of perfection as their unblemished record remains intact at 17-0.​

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    GG Dunn.....my wheels were spinning when you were making that comeback. Had you made that 2 point conversion the pressure would have been enormous and the ending much different I suspect!​

    See you next regular season for the rematch!​

     
  2. Fr3sH_UC

    Fr3sH_UC Walk On

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    WOW so far an amazing achievement. Tough loss dun...
     
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  3. BadaBing319

    BadaBing319 OMFL Broncos / PMFL Eagles

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    Congrats on a great season Dunn! Just ran into a buzzsaw...
     

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