The Jacksonville Jaguars will wrap up their 2013 preseason on Thursday night when the team travels to face the Atlanta Falcons. The Jaguars were without starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert for their previous preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles and the same will be true against the Falcons after Gabbert suffered a broken thumb in the second preseason game of the year. That means that Chad Henne is going to get the start with Mike Kafka, Matt Scott and newly-acquired Ricky Stanzi fighting for the remaining snaps.
The Falcons, like the Jaguars, have not yet won a preseason game and are underdogs on Thursday night, despite being the home team and, quite frankly, the better roster. Notorious for sitting plenty of starters for the final preseason game, the Falcons are unlikely to feature any of their top players at all on Thursday, including starting quarterback Matt Ryan.
Game time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Atlanta, GA. Georgia Dome
TV: CBS47 (More listings)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Mark Brunell
Radio: WOKV 690/104.5 (Click listen live), Sirius XM
Online streaming: NFL preseason live
Last time they played: Jaguars lost, 41-14 (2011 Week 15)
Regular season history: 3-2
NFL Network replay: Friday 8/30, 10 a.m. ET