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Arizona Cardinals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars vs. Cardinals Recap

The smell of funnel cake wafted over from  and throughout  last Sunday. Like the Fair, the  slim-to-none mathematical chance of ending the season at .500 also left town that day after a 27-14 defeat at the wings of the  in what I labeled the “Shut Carson Palmer Up Bowl.” Earlier in the week, Cardinals  infuriated Jaguars fans (well, #JaguarsTwitter anyway) by taking an underhanded cheap shot at the Jags paltry attendance. By game’s end, Palmer had quieted the Teal Faithful by putting his 419 yards and 2 TDs where his mouth is. By beating up the Jaguars in Jacksonville, so-so …

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans

Jaguars vs. Titans Recap – November 10, 2013

The Good The  escaped the evil clutches of Nashville’s Flaming Thumbtack with their first win of 2013, made even sweeter against the arch foe . The final score was 29-27, and that two-point differential can be chalked up to a holding penalty in the end zone against the Titans that resulted in a two-point safety awarded to the Jaguars. The true star of the game at crunch time ended up being defensive back , who stripped the Titans quarterback with 2:32 left in the fourth quarter and then returned the ball 21 yards for a victory sealing TD. Since it …

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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL International Series London Wimbley Stadium

Jaguars vs. 49ers Recap

“Panic on the Streets of London!” Those words come the song “Panic,” as written by one Stephen Patrick Morrissey, the former front man of The Smiths and famous Brit crooner known for his perpetually melancholy lyrics and celibate lifestyle. Hmm, incessantly depressing and doesn’t score—sound familiar? If the Jaguars weren’t panicked before they crossed the pond, then they certainly should be now.  were shellacked 42 – 10 in front of the Englishmen and women in another lifeless, embarrassing loss. A packed house at  watched–presumably in Halloween-embellished horror—as  laid waste to their new “home” team. Despite the pitiful outcome of the …

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jaguars vs. chargers

Jaguars vs. Chargers Recap

 electronic scoreboard/message strip read, “When You Think of Garbage, Think of Us.” The not-so-well-thought-out message was an advertisement for a waste management company, though, given the  season so far, it may as well have been the team slogan. Yes, the Jaguars were once again defeated. This time the hapless Jags were back on their home turf as they fell to the  24-6, falling to a “record” of 0-7. There was some hope that the Jaguars were improving after the , and some (including me) were making bold predictions of a sneaky Jaguars victory given that the Chargers were on a …

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Denver vs. Jacksonville

Jaguars vs. Broncos Recap

In sports, the phrase “moral victory” is tossed around loosely and far too often without any true meaning behind it. If there was ever an instance where that platitude fit perfectly, then it was in the 35 – 19 defeat at the hooves of the last Sunday. The Jaguars stepped up in a big way to show that they were willing to fight for both their literal and figurative pride. With a interception and TD return of a pass, the Jaguars were one failed two-point conversion away from entering the half tied against the best team in the AFC, down …

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Jaguars vs. Rams Recap

by Richard David Smith III I hate to start off all meta, but those who read my column should not be at all be surprised by the outcome of last weeks game against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams battered the Jaguars 34-20 and, as I warned would be the case, with all else on the two teams nearly balancing out, the difference in this score is the difference between wily, seasoned Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and deer-in-the-headlights newcomer Gus Bradley. The Rams Sam Bradford threw for 3 TDs, 2 to WR Austin Pettis, and beastly Rams linebacker Jeff …

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JAGS vs. COLTS

by Richard David Smith III Though your minds are probably more focused on a shutdown government than a shutdown corner right now, we march forth with sports. Ah, yes, pro sports–that delightful, spectacular physical competition between superior athletes that offers us a mental escape from the tedium and treachery of everyday life. Not in Jacksonville. I don’t want to pour any salt into the wounds of the Jaguars (many of them self-inflicted talon shreds), especially during the same week that saw the Jacksonville International Airport suffer a bomb scare and the Mathews Bridge take a “near catastrophic” blow from the …

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Jaguars vs. Colts Preview

by Richard David Smith III The scene was Uncommon Grounds, a small coffee shop in San Marco owned by Diane Lee. Inside the coffee shop was an intimate gathering of maybe a dozen local fedora wearing, tattoo bearing hipsters huddled around a TV with—gasp—a football game on it (American football, mind you, not soccer). These are people who, on a normal Sunday, would be playing Bob Dylan or Miles Davis records (actual records) as they sipped on lattes and herbal teas and played games of scrabble and chess on tattered boards. Not on this Sunday afternoon. No, on this particular …

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Jaguars vs. Raiders recap

by Richard David Smith III Another game, another dreadful loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. This time, it was the Oakland Raiders on their west coast gangsta turf taking the east coast Jaguars out to the proverbial wood shed. About the only thing more devastating in the NFL than starting 0-2 is to fall to 0-2 in front of a bunch of grown men dressed as Darth Vader, Pinhead, and various other Halloween characters as they wildly cheer your demise. To add injury to insult, the Jaguars also lost Maurice Jones-Drew to an ankle in the first quarter of this one, …

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Jaguars vs. Chiefs Recap

by Richard David Smith III “Meet the #Jaguars, same as the old Jaguars,” tweeted Jacksonville’s Abel Harding, playing upon the famous lyrics by The Who. That pretty much summed it up, as the 2013 regular season game one Jaguars looked very similar to last year’s edition. At times, you’d even swear that you could still see Mike Mularkey lurking on the sideline. The numbers were ugly, so I’ll spare you the statistical details and, honestly, those disturbing images probably wouldn’t be suitable for some readers. The final score of the contest was Kansas City 28, Jacksonville 2 (yes, two). The …

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