If there was a way that the Jaguars could find a more spectacular way to wrench a fan's heart out, they'd be hard pressed to find one. After dominating for the first 25 minutes of the game, injuries on the offensive line took their toll and the defense inexplicably turned from stout into a sieve, as the Jaguars blew a 9-0 lead and fell behind in the second half.
But with 20 seconds remaining and a five-point deficit, the Jaguars came away with an incredible, unlikely touchdown from Blaine Gabbert to Cecil Shorts III that was followed by a two-point conversion completed to Justin Blackmon to give the Jaguars a three-point lead.
While that was seemingly the play needed to seal the win for the Jaguars, the Vikings were able to drive the field enough to set up a 55-yard field goal for Blair Walsh, which he knocked through to force overtime. And when the new NFL overtime rules allowed the Jaguars an opportunity to match a second field goal by Walsh, they were unable to do so, turning the ball over on downs without earning a first down.
We'll have more on the game, including the strong play of Blaine Gabbert and the encouraging signs, but for right now I just want to be mad/sad.