The losing streak is over for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Matthew Wright kicked the winning field goal and has etched his name as the new kicker going forward. The Jaguars defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-20.
His first field goal, from 33 yards out, put the Jaguars on the scoreboard. Then Trevor Lawrence took the reigns of the offense and led the team for 14 more points. He had a very efficient game.
Lawrence completed 25 passes for 319 yards with one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 93.4. Most of all, he did not throw an interception. He ran the ball when the team needed a lift to move the chains.
James Robinson continued to prove his value to the Jacksonville offense. Robinson ran the ball 17 times for 73 yards with one touchdown. He caught three passes for 28 yards. His versatility gives life to the Jaguars passing attack, especially for the other receivers downfield.
Laviska Shenault and Marvin Jones were targeted ten times each. Jones caught seven passes for 100 yards with one touchdown. Shenault made the sliding grab to set up the winning field goal.
The Jaguars stopped Miami on the Dolphin 46 on 4th down. The Jaguars faced a 3rd and 20 yards to go. Lawrence hit Shenault for 12 yards to set up 4th and 8. The duo moved the chains after Shenault caught a nine yard pass by sliding low to make the grab.
Urban Meyer calls timeout to set up for the winning kick. Previously, Wright looped a 54 yard kick to tie the game at 20. Many were wondering whether he would be able to make the kick.
Jacksonville set up for the kick. Wright nodded for the center to snap the ball back to the holder. Without hesitancy, Wright split the uprights as the celebration broke out on the field. The burden has been lifted off the team.
Jacksonville has an upcoming bye in week 7. The schedule gets difficult beginning in week 8 by traveling to Seattle. Buffalo comes to town in week 9. Hopefully, Jacksonville can catch those teams off guard and steal late game victories.
Stay tuned for potential moves by the Jaguars leading up to week 8. Be sure to catch the current JJC podcast where Andre Moultry accurately discusses the Jaguars situation in each podcast episode.
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