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Jaguars vs Dolphins: Week 3 preseason live blog

The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Miami Dolphins the final week of the 2023 NFL preseason.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Miami Dolphins in Week 3 of the 2023 NFL preseason on Saturday, August 26 at 7 pm. Find out how to watch/listen to the game here.

7:09 pm

The game began with a 32-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Tyreek Hill before an aborted snap pushed the Dolphins back 25 yards. Miami punted after two plays later.

7:21 pm

The Jaguars started their first possession with an 11-yard completion from Trevor Lawrence to Calvin Ridley.

The Jaguars drove down the field on the ground through Travis Etienne and Tank Bigsby. The former had 5 rushes for 26 yards and the latter took 4 for 17, but when Jacksonville reached the goal line, a Bigsby fumble was picked up by Miami’s Jevon Holland in the end zone for a touchback.

7:32 pm

The Dolphins drove all the way back down the field, including a 4th-and-1 on its own 42-yard-line, but were forced to kick a field goal after Tre Herndon broke up a third-down pass attempt to Robbie Chosen (formerly Robby Anderson). Miami leads 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.

7:49 pm

Jacksonville’s second offensive possession began with an Anton Harrison holding penalty against Jaelan Phillips. But the Jaguars continued to chip away with a 9-yard run by Etienne, 11-yard pass to Ridley, 6-yard run by Bigsby, and 7-yard pass to Zay Jones.

The Jaguars got to midfield before reaching third down, and Lawrence missed one wide to Jones to bring up third down. On 4th-and-6 just before midfield, Doug Pederson opted to go for it rather than punt. He got Christian Kirk a beneficial matchup from the slot and Lawrence easily converted the pass.

7:53 pm

After Kirk’s fourth-down catch, he was targeted two plays later on a wheel route with Evan Engram lined up in the backfield. That pass fell incomplete.

But the next pass, and catch, was electrifying.

7:55 pm

Miami’s challenge on the Ridley sideline catch was unsuccessful, and Etienne punched it in on the next play.

Good guys 7, bad guys 3.

8:07 pm

Miami took out its starters and backup quarterback Skylar Thompson threw a pick on just his second attempt, caught by sixth-round rookie Erick Hallett II.

The Jaguars also pulled their offensive starters, and C.J. Beathard led the team 39 yards downfield before a 3rd-and-7 red zone sack forced Jacksonville to kick a field goal. Brandon McManus connected on the 37-yarder.

Jaguars 10, Dolphins 3 with four minutes left in the first half.

8:15 pm

ANOTHER interception! This time, fifth-round rookie Yasir Abdullah got in front of Thompson to set up Jacksonville at Miami’s 20-yard-line.

D’Ernest Johnson crossed the pylon three plays later. He had two rushing scores in Detroit last week- can he get another tonight?

8:18 pm

Two-minute warning of the first half. Jacksonville 17, Miami 3.

8:34 pm

The Dolphins had a 13-play, 67-yard drive that stalled out at the goal line with about 30 seconds left in the half. Jason Sanders connected on a 28-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 11.

Beathard completed a few 7-to-10-yard passes before the clock expired.

HALFTIME: Jaguars 17, Dolphins 6

9:04 pm

This one isn’t close, folks.

Jacksonville received the second-half kickoff. Following a 1-yard rush by Johnson, Beathhard uncorked a deep ball to Tim Jones for a gorgeous 74-yard touchdown.

Jones absolutely erased second-round rookie Cam Smith on his route. Fighting for Jacksonville’s WR6 spot, Jones has developed a nice rapport with Beathard over the past several weeks.

Miami scored a touchdown on its next drive but missed a two-point conversion attempt.

With eight minutes left in the third quarter, Jacksonville leads, 24-12.

9:16 pm

Third-string quarterback Nathan Rourke entered the game on the following possession. He botched a handoff exchange early but was able to recover the fumble. Then Rourke calmly connected on an 18-yard pass to Elijah Cooks on 3rd-and-11 before firing a 43-yard bomb to Seth Williams. JaMycal Hasty scored from eight yards out on the next play.

9:23 pm

Miami is in the midst of another long drive, but the Jaguars lead the Dolphins, 31-12, at the end of the third quarter.

9:52 pm

Miami capped off its drive with a 4-yard rushing score but missed another two-point conversion attempt. Jacksonville punted for the first time on its next possession.

There was a scary scene about halfway through the fourth quarter. Dolphins receiver Daewood Davis was carted off the field, and the two teams elected to conclude play. Hoping for the best for Davis.

FINAL SCORE: Jaguars 31, Dolphins 18