Week 3: Jaguas 31, Panthers 14

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  1. HAL9100

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    Gabbert Has Impressive Showing In NFL Debut
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    Following a 41-7 in New York, the Jaguars traveled to Carolina and made a somewhat surprising decision. Luke McCown was 10 for 25 and upped his season interception total to 8. The Jaguars decided that it was time to give rookie QB Blaine Gabbert his shot.

    The Panthers got the ball first but it would be the Jags who would take control early with a dominating defense. Then on offense, Tiki Barber was able to move the ball on the Jags opening drive leading to a TD and a 7-0 lead.

    Carolina would move the ball some on their next possession but would end up punting the ball back to Jacksonville. It was a great punt though that would pin the Jags on their own 2 yard line. 2 plays later, Gabbert would force a pass towards Marcedes Lewis that would be intercepted by Pugh and returned to the 1 yard line. DeAngelo Williams would then punch it in for a 7-7 tie.

    The game would turn into a defensive battle from there as the Panthers were able to tighten up on the Jags running game and the Panthers were still unable to do much offensively. The Jaguars would start to figure out the Panthers defense but Gabbert would end up throwing an INT to Chris Gamble on a deep pass into double coverage. The Panthers would turn around and start moving the ball as well and end up getting a TD to take the lead with 22 seconds left in the half.

    The Jags would attempt to move the ball with the little time remaining and would end up getting into FG range. Scobee would attempt a 57 yard FG but a 10mph cross wind pushed his FG into the left upright to end the half down 14-7.

    The 2nd half would be all Jaguars though and they would come out passing with authority. They would take the ball in the 2nd half and get a FG on their first possession to make it 14-10. The Jacksonville defense would also be up for the challenge and would continue to shut down the Panthers. With the ball back, Gabbert would connect with Jason Hill on a deep pass for a TD against single coverage to take the lead 17-14.

    After another short Carolina drive, the Jags would get the ball back and would be moving the ball yet again. This time Gabbert would end up hitting Kassim Osgood for a 4 yard TD pass pushing the lead to 24-14.

    The 2 teams would exchange the next couple of possessions but the Jags would end up adding another TD late in the 4th quarter off of a Rashad Jennings TD run to cap it off at 31-14 and clinch the victory.

    Key Individual Stats

    QBs
    Jax: B. Gabbert - 20/25 - 334 Yards - 2 TDs - 2 INTs
    Car: C. Newton - 11/23 - 177 Yards - 0 TDs - 2 INTs

    RBs
    Jax: T. Barber - 20 Att. - 77 Yards - 1 TD
    Car: D. Williams - 10 Att. - 28 Yards - 2 TDs
    Car: J. Stewart - 4 Att. - 21 Yards

    WRs
    Jax: M. Lewis - 7 Rec. - 124 Yards
    Jax: J. Hill - 5 Rec. - 97 Yards - 1 TD
    Jax: K. Osgood - 5 Rec. - 79 Yards - 1 TD
    Jax: M. Thomas - 3 Rec. - 34 Yards
    Car: S. Smith - 3 Rec. - 69 Yards
    Car: G. Olsen - 4 Rec. - 58 Yards

    Def
    Jax: 3 Sacks - 2 INTs(Courtney Greene - 2) - 1 FF(Session)
    Car: 6 Sacks - 2 INTs(Pugh & Gamble)
     
  2. Big D

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    Gabbert was good, but the defense is what's gonna give this team a shot at big things in the AFC.
     
  3. HAL9100

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    The defense has been really good the last 2 games and will need to keep it up, but in the 8 games I've played so far, my running game has gotten shut down once the opponent starts to key in on it. So I need that legitimate passing threat to be competitive against the better teams in the league.
     

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