Jaguars vs. Packers 2012 results: Mike Mularkey explains going for 2

Andy Lyons

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey went against conventional wisdom against the Green Bay Packers and went for two early in the game.

The Jacksonville Jaguars entered halftime against the Green Bay Packers down two points, after failing a two-point conversion after a touchdown. Head coach Mike Mularkey explains his reasoning for going for two, rather than take the extra point.

"I went against the rules in going for two early and I’ll tell you why. I wanted to score the points. I wanted to go in at halftime tied," Mularkey told the media after the game. "That’s why I did it. I know I went against all the rules in the statistical books, but at some point we were going to have to go for two. After that fact, I wish we had just kicked the extra point, but we had the play designed the way we wanted it. But the ball was thrown behind Justin Blackmon."

On the play the Jaguars ran, Blackmon was open after coming across, but as Mularkey mentioned, the ball was thrown behind him and he bobbled the ball.

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