words // Brandon Richard
Before this past Sunday, it had been nearly a YEAR since Jacksonville Jaguars fans last celebrated a victory. On November 25, 2012, the Jags topped the Tennessee Titans 24-19 and went on to lose their next 13. Fortunately for them, Week 10 landed them in Tennessee, where they took care of the Titans again for their first win of this season.
As you’d expect, the game wasn’t pretty. Chad Henne competed 14 of 23 passes for 180 yards and no touchdowns. Maurice Jones-Drew led the rushing attack with 41 yards. Cecil Shorts topped the receivers group with 42 yards. However, the Jaguars’ defense forced four turnovers, which they converted into 17 points. They also tacked on a safety — two points that ended up being the difference in the game. A late rally attempt was held off and the Jags won 29-27.
Joining the Jaguars in picking up win number one was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won an ugly Monday nighter against the Miami Dolphins 22-19. With these two results, there are no more winless teams in the NFL this season.
In other Week 10 action, the Seattle Seahawks thrashed the Atlanta Falcons for their best start in franchise history; the Baltimore Ravens held off the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime to stay in the playoff discussion; the Detroit Lions grabbed sole possession of the NFC North lead after topping the Chicago Bears; Philadelphia eased by an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers team; the St. Louis Rams surprisingly blew out the Indianapolis Colts 38-8; the New York Giants won their third-straight game after beating the Oakland Raiders; Carolina picked up a signature win in San Francisco; Peyton Manning was injured in the Broncos’ 28-20 win over the division rival Chargers; and the New Orleans humbled the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 on Sunday night.
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Will Blackmon – Under Armour Highlight MC
Marshawn Lynch – Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4
Robert Griffin III – adidas RGIII ‘Veteran’s Day’
Adrian Peterson – Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4
Torrey Smith – Under Armour Nitro Icon
Calvin Johnson – Nike CJ81 Elite TD
DeMeco Ryans – Nike Lunar Superbad Pro TD
Tavon Austin – Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2 TD
Andre Brown – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD
Antonio Brown – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4
Cam Newton – Under Armour Highlight ’14 ‘Alter Ego’
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Demaryius Thomas – Nike CJ81 Elite TD
Jimmy Graham – adidas Filthy Quick Mid
Darrelle Revis – Nike Super Speed TD