Cardinals vs. Jaguars final score: Jacksonville offense sputters in 27-14 loss

Sam Greenwood

A lack of running room for Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman limited the Jaguars offense after a hot start.

The Jaguars scored touchdowns on each of their first two offensive possessions of the game, but the offense couldn't find points for the remainder of the game, as Bryan Anger racked up eight punts in a 27-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Quarterback Chad Henne is the usual suspect for the Jaguars when it comes to offensive struggles, but it's tough to blame him for the Week 11 loss, although he was far from perfect. Henne threw two fourth-quarter interception that put an end to any rally chances and didn't move the ball after the first quarter, but the real struggle was the running game of the Jaguars.

Maurice Jones-Drew ran for only 21 rushing yards on 13 carries, while Jordan Todman gained nine yards on two carries.

The Cardinals didn't have success on the ground either, as Rashard Mendenhall and Andre Ellington combined for only 17 yards on 21 carries. The defense forced several stops and the Jaguars, for the most part, won the field position game with a career-best day from Anger.

However, the lack of rushing production simply proved to be too destructive for the Jaguars offense. The Jaguars will next travel to face the Houston Texans who lost an 8th consecutive game on Sunday.

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