Photo credit: Keith Allison
Author: Jon Kuzma
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a fast start to their overseas London match up against the Buffalo Bills. Taking an early lead in the game 27-3 in the second quarter. After four consecutive Jaguar scores, which included a scoop and score from Chris Clemons and a 26 yard interception return from Telvin Smith. The Jaguars were in complete control of this game. That is when the Buffalo Bills came storming back. A Robert Woods touchdown catch and a Dan Carpenter field goal would help keep the Bills hanging around going into half time. EJ Manuel finally started to get things going for the Bills in the second half completing some passes. However it wasn’t until the fourth quarter when the Bills were truly able to get a full head of steam. Buffalo would score a field goal and two touchdowns in the final quarter to take the lead 31-27. It felt like the Jags had let the Bills off the hook and loss this game down the stretch. That is when Blake Bortles decided to put on the superman cape and put this team on his back. The Jaguars are London’s team and they wouldn’t be denied in their surrogate home. Bortles led the team downfield on a 7 play drive which included two huge passes to Allen Robinson. Finally Bortles would connect with Allen Hurns for the go ahead touchdown which eventually put the Bills away for good. While the Bills were able to out gain the Jaguars in total yardage 375 to 295. The Bills also committed 4 turnovers to Jacksonville’s 1, losing the turnover battle. Bortles finished with 182 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. While T.J Yeldon was able to amass 115 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Jaguars. It’s clear that the Jaguars have a good core of talented young players. If they can add a few more talented players to the mix this team will be a force to be reckoned with. For now they get to enjoy this win in the U.K. Congrats to that organization for their week 7 efforts.
34-31 Jags win.
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