Jaguars vs. Buccaneers: Week 13 Game Day Live Thread
The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7) will at long last play home at TIAA Bank Field again as they kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7) at TIAA Bank Field at 1 p.m. today. Jacksonville is in a three-game skid and hopes to change its fortunes against an inconsistent Buccaneers team.
2019 has gone so far off of the rails for Jacksonville that executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin spoke to the media publically for the first time this season on Wednesday, imploring fans to show up on game day and support the team despite a lack of a winning product on the field. Today, Coughlin will see just how effective his message was.
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11:08 a.m.: We are LIVE at TIAA Bank Field to bring you Jaguars coverage today. Kickoff is in less than two hours during an overcast day in Jacksonville.
11:26 a.m.: Big storyline to watch in today's game. Can Leonard Fournette get to the 1k rushing yard club for the second time in his career? He is having a career year thus far, so have to imagine he will get there sooner than later.
Analysis: Jacksonville will be missing two starters in their back seven in strong safety Ronnie Harrison and middle linebacker Myles Jack. In their places will be undrafted free agent safety Andrew Wingard, who struggled in a starting role last week, and third-year reserve linebacker Donald Payne, who has only played seven career snaps on defense.
Jacksonville will have so many inexperienced players on defense vs. a potent scoring offense that it is hard to be too positive about their odds. We could see Jake Ryan if Payne struggles, but injuries to Jack and veteran linebacker Najee Goode have torpedoed the linebacker depth.
11:56 a.m.: While Myles Jack has had a rough season, it is a big loss to not have him today considering what else Jacksonville has at linebacker. Could be a long day for the defense.
12:47 p.m.: This is kind of staggering considering how stacked the defense used to be. Injuries and roster turnover have changed a lot.
15:00: Jaguars have won the toss and deferred to second half. Defense will come out first.
14:57: Calais Campbell deflects Jameis Winston's first pass.
14:25: Mike Evans beats A.J. Bouye for a 16-yard gain on third down, a simple crossing route over the middle.
13:00: Taven Bryan barely misses out on a sack opportunity and Chris Godwin makes maybe the most impressive seven-yard catch you are going to see.
12:30: Mike Evans catches another 3rd down pass to move the chains, this time a seven-yard gain.
11:22: D.J. Hayden gets called for a pass interference on 2nd-and-10, moving the ball even closer for Tampa.
10:30: Leon Jacobs sack on 1st-and-15. Second of the season and of his career to move Tampa Bay back. Now facing a 3rd-and-11.
9:22: Campbell bats another pass after Josh Allen crushes Winston on 3rd down. Tampa Bay will punt after moving the ball well early.
8:34: First pass goes incomplete, then Leonard FOurnette gets five yards on the ground behind Andrew Norwell. 3rd-and-5.
8:08: Foles hits a streaking Dede Westbrook down the left sideline for a big 39-yard gain. Great throw deep to lead him, perfect placement.
6:29: Foles is hit as he throws after left tackle Cam Robinson is beat off of the snap, and Foles throws it right to Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White for a terrible red-zone turnover. No Jaguars target was even near White.
4:37: Tampa Bay gets seven yards up the middle of the Jaguars defense to move the chains.
3:58: A.J. Bouye makes a terrific deflection against Mike Evans on 3rd down, but then Winston isn't able to complete it in bounds on 3rd down. It is getting challenged, through.
3:50: It has been overturned and ruled a catch. Tampa Bay staying on the field.
3:02: O.J. Howard gets a 25-yard gain after dusting Jarrod Wilson on a corner route. Very next play, Peyton Barber runs through a gaping hole for a 15 yard score.
Buccaneers 7, Jaguars 0.
2:39: Nick Foles loses the ball after Jawaan Taylor gets beat Shaquill Barrett, and he loses the ball. It is scooped up by Devin White and returned for a touchdown. Full-blown meltdown. Tampa then goes for two-points and makes it easily.
Buccaneers 15, Jaguars 0.
1:16: Foles finds Chris Conley on 3rd down and Conley gets solid yards after the catch to turn it into a 20-yard gain.
0:33: Foles checks down to Fournette who shows some good open-field running to pick up 13 yards and evade Devin White.
15:00: Fournette gets 10 tough yards on 2nd-and-11 to start the quarter. Running game doing well thus far, as the lanes have been open.
14:35: Foles QB sneaks it for the 3rd down gain, and Fournette responds with a seven-yard gain. Running game is cooking.
11:25: Foles tries to extend the play but is sacked while on the run and loses the ball for his third turnover.... Crowd starts chanting "We want Minshew!"
9:50: Breshard Perriman beats Tre Herndon badly down the left sideline for a 32-yard gain on 3rd down. Jaguars rough on both sides of the ball today.
9:13: Buccaneers get it to Jaguars 24-yard line after a pass interference call on A.J. Bouye.
9:00: Jaguars get their own turnover via a Donald Payne interception, but it looks like the ball hit the ground.
9:00: Referees overturn the call, still Buccaneers ball.
7:58: Peyton Barber takes it in from one-yard out to give Tampa another score. Nothing going right for Jacksonville right now.
Buccaneers 22, Jaguars 0.
7:57: Nick Foles is going back out there for the Jaguars' offense despite three turnovers on first three drives.
6:51: First two plays of the drive lose a yard. Nothing working at all for this offense right now.
6:27: 3rd down pass goes off of Leonard Fournette's hands as a checkdown target and the Jaguars' offense will punt.
4:00: Tampa Bay now moving the ball down the field via the ground. Winston has shredded the defense thus far, and obviously the offense has made things worse.
3:25: Mikes Evans makes a terrific catch by the left sideline to haul it in, and Bouye looks shaken up after the play. Doug Marrone is challenging the catch, though it looks good from the replay angle.
3:25: I was wrong! Marrone wins the challenge, and Tampa will punt the ball.
3:23: Jaguars get the ball at their own 10-yard line after Keelan Cole commits a blindside block penalty despite the punt being fair caught. Just bad football.
3:18: First pass goes incomplete, then Foles commits intentional grounding to push the offense back.
2:54: Foles throws it to Nick O'Leary for six yards on 3rd-and-19, and the offense will punt again. More boos, too.
1:17: This offense is broken, and the $88 million QB provides no solutions.
1:03: Buccaneers now have the ball at Jacksonville's eight-yard line after a lot of dinking and dunking and conservative runs. Threatening to score on 3rd-and-7.
0:57: Buccaneers hit 25-yard field goal, now up by more than three touchdowns.
Buccaneers 25, Jaguars 0.
0:44: Foles is sacked for a 11-yard loss. This is brutal.
0:36: Foles checks it down to Fournette on 3rd-and-21, and he clearly can't get the 1st down. Jaguars will punt for the third consecutive time. The offense has only scored 10 first half points in last three games.
0:01: Winston overthrows Evans on final play of the half, and Jacksonville will go into the locker room facing a 25-point deficit.
15:00: Garnder Minshew is back on the field. Doug Marrone has pulled the cord on Foles.
13:48: Andrew Norwell has committed a holding a false start on Minshew's first drive back in.
9:15: Andrew Wingard comes off of the edge and forces a fumble after D.G. Hayden gets initial pressure. Hayden recovers it, and it is Jaguars ball.
7:45: Minshew hits Chark for 17 yards, a terrific play by each.
5:46: Josh Lambo misses a 48-yard field goal, but Will Richardson false starts before the kick. After being pushed five yards back, he nails it to give the Jaguars their first points.
Buccaneers 25, Jaguars 3.
4:27: Jaguars play soft zone coverage on 3rd-and-4 and allow an easy conversion. Defense badly needs another stop.
3:15: D.J. Hayden is down with an injury. Jaguars losing key players left and right today. Breon Borders coming in for him.
2:40: Mike Evans gains 25 yards to get it to Jacksonville's 43-yard line. Bouye struggling badly vs. Evans.
0:45: Josh Allen makes a terrific tackle from behind on a screen to prevent a big play on 3rd down, then makes the sack on 4th down to get Jacksonville off of the field. What a series of plays.
15:00: Minshew opens the fourth quarter with a 30-yard strike to Chark, a perfect pass to lead him down the right sideline.
13:48: Westbrook catches a three-yard touchdown pass from Minshew, and then grabs the two-point conversion as well. Two possession game now.
Buccaneers 25, Jaguars 11.
11:53: Jacksonville has life after Donald Payne sacks Winston on 3rd down. Jaguars have a chance to get back in this.
11:18: Westbrook returns the punt for 42 yards and the Jaguars are in Buccaneers territory. This team has come back from the dead.
10:36: Minshew to Conley for 13 yards on 3rd-and-10. Jaguars keeping in this.
9:18: Jaguars going for it on 4th-and-5...
9:10: Minshew converts the 4th down to Keelan Cole for a gain of 11. Jaguars on Bucs' 9.
7:39: 3rd-and-goal from the five-yard line and it goes incomplete after the defender cuts off Nick O'Leary.
7:11: Buccaneers get called for pass interference on 4th down. Jaguars get new set of downs.
6:06: Dede Westbrook drops a pass in the end zone and it gets intercepted. Tough break.
5:05: Jaguars have Tampa Bay backed up to their one-yard line for 3rd-and-11.
4:45: Jacksonville should have gotten great field position, but a block in the back penalty pushes them to the 30-yard line.
4:41: Jawaan Taylor hit with a holding penalty. Tough day for the rookie.
3:12: Offensive line gets beat badly on back-to-back plays and Jacksonville will turn it over on fourth down. This one looks like it is over.