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Jaguars vs. Vikings final score: Jacksonville embarrassed in Jimmy Smith homecoming

With a chance to play spoiler yet again, the Jaguars hoped to win their first home game in almost a year against the Vikings. Instead they lost. Again.

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With a chance to play spoiler yet again, the Jacksonville Jaguars hoped to win their first home game in almost a year against the Minnesota Vikings. Instead they embarrassed themselves in front of many on the 1996 squad who came to watch Jimmy Smith earn his place in the Pride of the Jaguars at EverBank Field.

The Vikings started off the game well, as the first play of the game resulted in a 44-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Kyle Rudolph to get them in field goal range right away. The Vikings would fail to get another first down, then settling for a 43-yard field goal form Kyle Forbath to give them a 3-0 lead.

After a three and out on their first possession of the game, the Jaguars defense was forced back onto the field yet again. The Vikings started the drive once again with a big play, this time a 41-yard pass to Adam Thielen. Once again though, the Vikings failed to convert another first down and had to settle for a field goal, this one a 32-yard kick by Forbath to extend their lead to 6-0.

After consecutive punts by both teams, the Jaguars got the ball back hoping to finally put some points on the board. The Jaguars would conclude an 8-play, 34-yard drive with a 45-yard field goal from Jason Myers, cutting the lead to 6-3.

After a 53-yard return by Cordarelle Patterson on the following kickoff, the Vikings were once again able to get in field goal position, and kicked yet another field goal, extending their lead to 9-3. The field goal trading continued, as the Jaguars once again were able to get in field goal range, this time an impressive 55-yard field goal by Jason Myers, his longest of the year. Myers field goal would cut the lead to 9-6.

The Vikings continued their trend of big plays the next drive, as Bradford hit Stefon Diggs on a 45-yard pass that would set them up in the red-zone. The Jaguars defense was able to step up though, as the Vikings had three tries from inside the three yard line, but were stuffed on fourth-and-goal from the goal line from a fantastic play by Sen'Derrick Marks.

The Jaguars were able to take advantage of the turnover on down, as a pass interference call on Allen Robinson, and a nifty run after the catch from Marqise Lee on the drive were able to get the Jaguars down to the Vikings 7-yard line. The Jaguars would settle for a field goal, but go into the half feeling good about the score at 9-9.

The Jaguars would begin the second half with another nice drive down the field that would result in an attempted field goal attempt once again. This time however, Myers would miss wide right on a 41-yard field goal, giving the Vikings the ball at the their 31-yard line.

Highlighted by a 26-yard pass to Thielen, the Vikings got into Jaguars territory again, only to be forced to kick a field goal for the fourth time, this one a 46-yard field goal from Forbath.

The next possession the Jaguars would finally break the field goal kicking competition. A couple of nice plays from Robinson and Lee would set the Jaguars up inside the red-zone after starting the drive from their 10 yard line. On a third-and-7 from the Vikings' 14-yard line, Bortles threw a strike to Bryan Walters over the middle, who would walk untouched into the end zone, giving them a 16-12 lead.

The Vikings would respond accordingly on their next drive with a nine-play, 63-yard drive capped off by a one-yard run by Matt Asiata. Forbath would miss the extra point however, only giving the Vikings a 18-16 lead.

The Jaguars would go three and out on the following drive, then allowing Minnesota to drive down the field on the following possession all the way to the one-yard line once again. However, the defense would step up again for the Jaguars, as Johnathan Cyprien was able to force Matt Asiata to fumble inches form the end zone, as Malik Jackson recovered the ball, resulting in a touchback and the Jaguars ball.

The Jaguars responded how their offense has often responded this year after a big defensive play, by going three and out once again.

The Vikings would then put the game away with a nine-play, 54-yard drive which was capped off by a three-yard touchdown pass from Bradford to Kyle Rudolph, extending their lead to 25-16.

Jacksonville's last play would be a 61-yard field goal on third and 20 that would end up being blocked. That play would pretty much sum up the game today, and the Jaguars season overall.

The Jaguars are now 2-11 on the season.