The Jacksonville Jaguars made their debut overseas at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, where they will play a home game in each of the next three seasons, but were easily defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, 42-10.
Leading the way for the 49ers offensive onslaught was quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who led the team on touchdown drives on each of the team's first four possessions. Kaepernick completed 10-of-16 passes on the night for 164 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
For the Jaguars offense, not much went right under the direction of quarterback Chad Henne. While he completed 29-of-45 attempts for 228 yards, he never got the offense going early and missed on a pair of opportunities to score in the redzone.
Sunday was just another weekly reminder that the talent difference between the Jaguars and the upper-echelon teams of the NFL is large. Still, glimpses of talent from players like Mike Brown and Denard Robinson continue to offer optimism for a team that actually looks like it might be halfway-functional on offense with a decent quarterback.
The Jaguars will now head into their bye week with an 0-8 record before continuing the season in Week 10 with a road trip to play the Tennessee Titans.