The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-4) are hosting the lowly New York Jets (1-5) in a game that — like last week — would be inexcusable to win. They’re at home, they’re relatively healthy, and New York is coming off one of their most embarrassing losses in franchise history.
Stay with us all through the day as we live blog the game as it happens, and feel free to join the conversation in the comments as the game progresses. We’ll have post-game coverage as well following the conclusion of the game.
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4:19 PM: It’s over. Jaguars win 29-15. I love you all.
4:14 PM: THE JAGUARS STADIUM CREW PLAYED THE GHOSTBUSTERS THEME WITH SAM DARNOLD ON THE JUMBOTRON!
The #Jaguars are playing Ghostbusters over a Sam Darnold blooper reel. pic.twitter.com/GSxZopCWVF— Cold Taek Chris (@mistochristopho) October 27, 2019
3:57 PM: GARDNER MINSHEW! DJ CHARK! TOUCHDOWN! Jaguars up 29-15 on Jets.
#Jaguars QB @GardnerMinshew5 ➡️ WR @DJChark82 for his third touchdown of the game!#Jaguars up 29-15 on #Jets.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
: @LaurieFitzptrck pic.twitter.com/Ymvp9gZiCy
3:31 PM: Do not lose this game, Jaguars.
3:30 PM: Sam Darnold drives the Jets down the field and scores ANOTHER touchdown to tight end Ryan Griffin. Two-point conversion is good. Jaguars still up 22-15.
3:14 PM: Hell of a drive by Gardner Minshew and Leonard Fournette there. Ends in a 24-yard field goal by Josh Lambo. Jaguars up 22-7.
3:09 PM: Now the secondary is getting sacks too?!?! Good looks, Ronnie Harrison.
#Jaguars SS @Rharr_15 with the sixth sack of the day on Sam Darnold!— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
: @LaurieFitzptrck pic.twitter.com/h5JAVJvDKG
2:48 PM: Dede Westbrook ruled out the rest of the game with a shoulder and neck injury. That means Jacksonville has just THREE active wide receivers unless Marqise Lee comes back — Keelan Cole, Chris Conley, and DJ Chark.
2:33 PM: HALFTIME! Jaguars up 19-7 but the scoreline is closer than the game actually is.
2:21 PM: DAWUANE SMOOT WITH HIS FOURTH SACK OF THE SEASON! JETS PUNT!
It’s hard to put into words just how much #Jaguars DE @Bigsmoot_94 has improved this year.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
4.0 sacks on the season. This one forces a #Jets punt. pic.twitter.com/Z4CGMdALQh
2:20 PM: D.J. Hayden is questionable to return after a shoulder injury.
2:16 PM: Josh Lambo is good from 29 yards out! Jaguars up 17-6.
2:15 PM: Jets called for a taunting penalty after the third down stop. Then the ref picks up the flag. Go for two when you’re up by 30.
#Jets CB Brian Poole clearly taunting after the third down stop.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
Ref throws the flag, then pulls it back.
Leonard Fournette is pissed.
Doug Marrone is pissed.
Go for two when you're up by 30, @Jaguars. pic.twitter.com/rd2Fx7LDDn
2:10 PM: This drive is absolute brilliance from Gardner Minshew. I will be breaking this down play by play this week when NFL Gamepass is up.
2:08 PM: Marqise Lee down on the field. Helped up by trainers. He’s questionable to return with a shoulder injury.
1:54 PM: The Good Josh Allen runs down Sam Darnold for a strip-sack! That’s the rookie’s sixth sack of the season and we’re not even halfway through the season!
#Jaguars DE @JoshAllen41_ runs down Sam Darnold, gets the strip-sack! pic.twitter.com/chaM1DM4pY— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
1:50 PM: Ugh. Gardner Minshew fumbles on third down. The No. 1 priority for Minshew in the offseason will be ball security in the pocket. That’s an awful fumble.
1:49 PM: YANNICK NSACKOUE ON THIRD DOWN!
#Jaguars DE @YannickNgakoue with the sack! Sam Darnold went down like a bag of hammers.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
1:41 PM: TOUCHDOWN! Gardner Minshew spins away from Jamal Adams on the safety blitz to get it to Chris Conley for a 70-yard touchdown! Jaguars up 13-7!
#Jaguars QB @GardnerMinshew5 ➡️ WR @_flight17_ for a 70-yard touchdown!#Jaguars up 13-7 over #Jets! pic.twitter.com/ciqNtmsSig— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
1:34 PM: After the defense is shredded on its first drive, they dial up a linebacker blitz and Tre Herndon gets his first career interception!
1:22 PM: And Sam Darnold just threw a safety valve pass to backup tight end Ryan Griffin, who runs the weakest juke around new linebacker Austin Calitro for a touchdown. Dude looked lost. Jets up 7-6.
1:20 PM: The Jaguars either need to start pressuring with four or get out of this soft zone coverage because watching Sam Darnold march down the field is painful.
1:10 PM: And that’s a touchdown! Gardner Minshew to Keelan Cole on a beautiful route by Cole. Josh Lambo misses the extra point. Jaguars up 6-0.
#Jaguars QB @GardnerMinshew5 ➡️ WR @Air4Cole for the opening touchdown of the game!#Jaguars up 6-0 on #Jets.— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
: @LaurieFitzptrck pic.twitter.com/OGKqSkVFSi
1:08 PM: Leonard Fournette with a beautiful inside zone run for 66 yards on the third play of the game! Make us eat humble pie, Leonard!
#Jaguars RB @_fournette with a beautiful inside zone run for 66 yards to set us up for first-and-goal. pic.twitter.com/Z7D6AZjqhU— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 27, 2019
1:00 PM: IT’S GAAAAAAAAAAAME TIIIIIIIMMMMMEEEEEE!
12:50 PM: OH MY GOD.
#Jaguars mascot @JaxsonDeVille preparing for his pregame tradition with some attire pic.twitter.com/Lk678mffAV— JaguarMaven (@JaguarMaven) October 27, 2019
12:36 PM: Fred Taylor could probably go for 12-55-1 if the team needed him, honestly.
When you lose the bet... @FredTaylorMade | @_fournette pic.twitter.com/2hArwC4aJS— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) October 27, 2019
11:46 AM: I’m not crying, you’re cr-OKAY IT’S ME CRYING.
After losing their mother to breast cancer in 2010, @quincywilliams_ and @QuinnenWilliams were raised by their grandmother.— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) October 27, 2019
Now all three meet on the field before #NYJvsJAX | #CrucialCatch pic.twitter.com/MkMp61IzUJ
11:35 AM: Oh... and Dede Westbrook is active. If they use him like they did last week he could be in for a big day today.
11:33 AM: Jaguars release their inactive list. Only real surprise is rookie defensive lineman Dontavius Russell on this list. Thought he’d be active after Marcell Dareus was put on injured reserve.
Jaguars inactives vs. Jets:— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) October 27, 2019
*DT Dontavius Russell
*WR C.J. Board
*OL Brandon Thomas
*RB Devine Ozigbo
*LB Leon Jacobs (hamstring)
*LB Najee Goode (toe)
*LB Quincy Williams (hamstring)
Joe Giles-Harris to start at SLB, Austin Calitro to start at WLB, Taven Bryan to start at DT
8:02 AM: This is the only way to get ready — reading up on Fil’s individual matchups that will determine today’s game!
#Jaguars vs. #Jets: Week 8 matchups to watch https://t.co/2ZFdHEgUSu pic.twitter.com/j2kC41f45T— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 25, 2019