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Jaguars vs Panthers: Final score, recap, highlights, and injuries

The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Carolina Panthers, 26-0, in Week 17 behind a dominant defensive performance.

Carolina Panthers v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars upended the Carolina Panthers, 26-0, at EverBank Stadium on Sunday to improve to 9-7 on the season.

Live blog

Catch up on all the big plays and best moments from today’s game in our live blog from Jefferson!

Winners and losers

Available now from Henry!

Biggest play

According to rbsdm.com, the biggest play of the game by Expected Points Added (EPA) was Travis Etienne’s 62-yard touchdown run. The play of the game by Win Probability was Roy Robertson-Harris’ sack in the first quarter.

Best highlight

Key stats (traditional)

Josh Allen recorded 3 sacks to reach 16.5 on the year and break the franchise’s all-time single-season sack record.

Evan Engram caught 6 passes to surpass 100 receptions on the year, which made him the eighth tight end in league history (and second player in team history, behind Jimmy Smith) to reach that mark.

Travis Etienne rushed for 102 yards to register 2,000 career rushing yards, which made him the sixth running back in Jaguars history to do so.

View the full (traditional) box score here

Key stat (advanced)

On throws at least five yards downfield, Bryce Young completed 2-of-9 passes for 27 yards. He was also sacked six times for -45 yards.

View the full (advanced) box score here

Notable injuries

Andre Cisco was relieved by Andrew Wingard throughout the game, but it was part of a load management plan.

Jamal Agnew hurt his ankle after his 48-yard catch and would not return to the game. On the next play, Brenton Strange came up gimpy after a 1-yard catch, but he did come back.

C.J. Beathard was evaluated for a concussion in the third quarter, though he quickly returned.

Full highlights

You can watch today’s top plays on the NFL’s YouTube channel here.

One lingering question

Can the Jaguars keep this momentum and make a playoff push farther than we’re expecting? Yes, today’s win came against a 2-13 team with a sub-six-foot quarterback, but Jacksonville is still 1-0 this weekend. That matters at this time of year. If Trevor Lawrence is able to return soon from his shoulder injury, maybe this team isn’t as doomed as we thought.

What are your thoughts on today’s game, Jaguars fans? Let us know in the comments!