The Jacksonville Jaguars just finished their first comeback win of the Gardner Minshew era and there were some highlights, folks. The first half was one to forget, but the momentum shifted when Ronnie Harrison intercepted a Joe Flacco pass and ran it back into field goal range.
Ronnie Harrison intercepts Flacco and pulls out all the jukes on the return! #JAXvsDEN @RHarr_15— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019
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At the time, it was a bit of a disappointment — we had a touchdown called back because of a Cam Robinson penalty and had to settle for a field goal, and an 11-point deficit, going into the locker room.
But in hindsight it turned into a huge shift of momentum.
Jacksonville made some changes at half time (what?) and some in-game adjustments during the fourth quarter (WHAT?) and put together a spectacular second half that helped them to their second straight win.
These three plays defined that comeback win:
Play #1: Minshew Magic
TOP 3 PLAYS FROM TODAY— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 30, 2019
PLAY #1: #Jaguars QB @GardnerMinshew5 ➡️ RB @track_chaser.
Fantastic pocket presence. Evades pass rush. Finds open man in the end zone. pic.twitter.com/12hUK74JVh
This play just has to be seen to be believed. Gardner Minshew evades the pressure and hops around in the pocket for a full eight seconds before throwing to a wide open Ryquell Armstead in the end zone. This cut the deficit to 17-13 in favor of Denver and gave us a real hope in winning this game.
Play #2: Fournette’s Gallop
PLAY #2: #Jaguars RB @_fournette with an 81-yard run. The bell cow back balled out today, y’all. pic.twitter.com/xxcp4irPZ3— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 30, 2019
While on the subject of momentum shifts, this was it for the run game. Leonard Fournette ended the game with 225 yards but up to this point he only had about 80. This was an 81-yard run that set us up for another Gardner Minshew touchdown that put us ahead — and gave the offensive linemen a boost to rack up 269 yards on the ground total.
Play #3: Gardner’s Opus
PLAY #3: #Jaguars QB @GardnerMinshew5 ➡️ WR @DedeTHEGreat11 for a 32-yard gain to get into game winning field goal range. pic.twitter.com/ZF7Y49WDUg— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 30, 2019
After allowing an easy Denver touchdown with 1:32 to play, Jacksonville needed to drive down the field quickly. Gardner Minshew made a handful of all time throws on this series, but it was this 32-yard catch-and-run to Dede Westbrook that put us into field goal range.
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