The Jacksonville Jaguars begin the exhibition season and put a bow on a full week’s worth of work with the Baltimore Ravens. Follow along with us throughout the night as we bring you the live in-game blog, and make sure to hang around for the post-game coverage.
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10:34 PM- After throwing his own pick, McGough gets a last ditch effort to do anything with the offense but as has been the case all night, comes up short. The Jaguars fall to “0-1” on the preseason, and let’s hope to God we see the actual team next week vs. Philly. Good night, everyone!
10:04 PM- Alex McGough comes in for the Jags and gets his shot at looking like he can play American football, and his results fall much the same as the last two go abouts. Still 26-0 Ravens as they take over at their 20.
9:54 PM- In a victory for the offense, Devante Mays runs the Jaguars to midfield, but they cant get much further. The offense has only gotten to the 50 yard line twice tonight, it’s been a long, merciless night. The Ravens take over following the punt inside their own territory as the third quarter ends.
9:44 PM- The defense plays a good series as we’re now into the back of the roster guys for both teams. A couple of good pressures on McSorely forces the Ravens to punt and the Jags take over inside their own territory.
9:38 PM- You’re not going to believe this...the Jaguars went three and out.
9:31 PM- Well folks, for some reason the team has opted to play Tanner Lee at quarterback to start the Jaguars side of things this half. I’ll let you tell me which of these plays DIDN’T happen on his first drive. A. A first down pass B. A sack or C. A pick six for the Ravens?
Hint: It wasn’t A.
26-0, Ravens. I don’t know why this is still going on.
9:25 PM- A long drive to open up the half comes to an end as Quenton Meeks stops Ravens running back Justice Hill short of the sticks on 3rd down inside Jaguars territory. The 26 yard field goal is good, and the Ravens extend their lead to 19-0, with 9 minutes to go in the third quarter. Duane Smoot, who is most certainly on the bubble as it stands, had some good pressure applied at times during the drive.
9:18 PM- The Ravens open up the second half from their own 20 yard line.
9:02 PM- Minshew and the offense cannot do anything with their fortune, as a 4th and 1 pass is tipped and nearly picked off by a Ravens safety. Baltimore than goes back to Boykin on consecutive throws including a touchown throw to Boykin that is negated by offensive holding. The Ravens are able to convert the field goal as time expires on the half. 16-0 at halftime, for the guys in purple and black in what was a forgettable opening preseason half of football for the Jags.
8:55 PM- Undrafted rookie Tae Hayes makes the play of the game thus far for the Jags, jumping a ball intended for receiver Myles Boykin from Trace McSorely and picking off the pass to stop what was looking like another promising Ravens drive with under a minute to play.
8:48 PM- The aforementioned Minshew killshot was...less than good.
8:43 PM- After getting nearly decapitated on a blitz in which he dropped the snap, Minshew finds Tre McBride for an 18 yard gain that got the Jags out of their own end zone and into manageable down and distance. However, they’re unable to do much more as undrafted free agent Tyre Brady dropped a pass on second down that would’ve been a big completion in coverage down the sideline. Cooke pins the Ravens inside their own territory. Still 13-0 nearing the two minute warning.
8:33 PM- A guy off the street for the Ravens just kicked a 55 yard field goal, to make it 13-0 Ravens as we are halfway through the second quarter. CJ Reavis made a couple of nice stops on the drive for the Jaguars which is a positive for him as he has not had the best training camp thus far.
8:26 PM- The Jaguars convert a couple of first downs— finally, however, a run by rookie Ryquell Armstead on 3rd & 2 is blown up and the Jags punt at near midfield. Armstead, to his credit, did have a couple of nice 5-6 yard runs on the drive showing some quickness and power.
8:18 PM- That’s the end of the first quarter as the Jags try to maintain a drive for the first time tonight. 10-0 Ravens 1’s and 2’s over the Jaguars’ practice squad.
8:14 PM- The Ravens convert a horse crap pass interference call on what should’ve been a three and out drive, and score on a 12 yard pass from Jackson to Moore with most of the first team Ravens still in the game. Of note, Taven Bryan got absolutely washed out that drive. 10-0 Ravens near the end of the first quarter.
8:06 PM- The good news is the Jaguars achieved their first first down of the night on this drive. The bad news is they went run, incomplete, scramble for two to follow it up. Another punt for the offense.
8:01 PM- A quick look at the previously mentioned first NFL snap for Josh Allen..
7:58 PM- Jackson and the Ravens offense is ushered off the field with haste by the Jags back ups, including a couple of good plays by corner Tre Herndon who has been having a good camp. The Ravens punt is downed at the Jags 3 yard line.
7:51 PM- The Jaguars quickly go three and out from inside their own 15. Minshew tried to find Chark again on a slant on 3rd & long but was turned away by a Ravens defender on the coverage. Doug Marrone has challenged that a pass interference occurred on the play, a big rule change for 2019. I honestly don’t know why though. It should be noted while we have a second that the Ravens have opted to play most of their starters while the Jags are playing mostly guys who wont be here in three weeks. The PI challenge is declined.
7:49 PM- Keelan Cole returns the kickoff 100 yards for the score......but it’s called back for holding.
7:46 PM- Following a 30 yard completion from Lamar Jackson to a wide open Willie Snead, the Jaguars defense tightens up to hold Justin Tucker to a converted 52 yard field goal. On the first play of the drive, rookie Josh Allen knifed through his blocker to cut down the running back for a one yard loss. CJ Reavis made the drive saving play by snuffing out a sweep play on 3rd down. 3-0 Ravens.
7:41 PM- After a 4 yard run by Alfred Blue, Minshew misses DJ Chark on a miscommunication as Chark had gotten open on his guy but Gardner threw outside as Chark went up and in. Minshew is then sacked on third down to force a Logan Cooke punt.
7:35 PM- The Jaguars won the toss and will receive, and we’ll see what the rookie from Washington St. can do first out the gate,
7:22 PM- We are minutes away from kick off and a brief update on Taylor’s injury, Action Sports Jax & ESPN690’s Brent Martineau reports that Taylor slightly tweaked his knee in practice on Tuesday. He is being held out as a precaution.
7:00 PM- It’s the Gardner Minshew Show tonight.
Gardner Minshew warming up for his NFL debut— Ashlyn Sullivan (@ashlynrsullivan) August 8, 2019
His dad made the trip from Baltimore and is in the stands tonight... Gardner told us he was going to attempt to get some sleep last night despite the excitement #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/F9QqbDUTjq
6:50 PM- Probably the only big surprise of those who won’t dress tonight is rookie Jawaan Taylor, who is listed as out tonight with an unspecified injury. Taylor reportedly played pretty well in both practices earlier this week, though The Athletic’s Philip Heilman notes that Taylor was escorted off the field by a team doctor under his own power on Tuesday. More than likely, with Taylor almost certainly the team’s starting right tackle in a month, it’s erring on the side of extreme caution by the staff.
#Jaguars RT Jawaan Taylor walked off the practice field Tuesday with the team doctor. Will ask Doug Marrone for an update after the game.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) August 8, 2019
6:36 PM- As expected, the team will be working with a skeleton crew of sorts tonight as they have opted to sit a total of 32 players, including 14 due to some level of injury.
The following 18 @Jaguars players are not expected to participate due to coach’s decision:— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) August 8, 2019
6:30 PM- Welcome to the first live blog of the 2019 season, albeit a slightly watered down version tonight as we expect many of the starters including Nick Foles, Calais Campbell, and Jalen Ramsey to be no-gos tonight. We will be getting the inactives shortly from the teams, and I expect the Jaguars to have a grocery list of names not dressing for the game. Stay tuned, and thanks for coming along!