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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10875 on: January 08, 2023, 02:02:11 PM »
Just a comment about the earlier game - Chiefs / Raiders - what were the NFL and networks thinking? There had to be more competitive match-ups, that have playoff meaning available.  We switched over to "Wheel of Fortune" at 7 PM.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10876 on: January 08, 2023, 04:29:27 PM »
The announcers at today's games are saying that it will be the LA Chargers coming here to face the Jags.

And Lake - the Dolphins are in the playoffs!

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10877 on: January 14, 2023, 12:24:48 PM »
Huge game tonight!  Go Jags!!  27-20
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10878 on: January 14, 2023, 02:30:19 PM »
Two "warm" weather teams, young, inexperienced quarterbacks, rated a toss up game by most everyone.... Hopefully, the home crowd makes a difference though pundits say statistically that isn't a factor in prior playoff games.  Will be interesting seeing Jags fans handle Buffalo type wind chills  ;D.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10879 on: January 14, 2023, 02:41:24 PM »
No Mike Williams for the Chargers. Their offense is night and day when they are healthy. The Jags are catching them at the right time.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10880 on: January 14, 2023, 05:36:56 PM »
I hope it's the right time, the right place, and a big victory for the Jaguars.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10881 on: January 14, 2023, 11:19:31 PM »
3 and a half minutes out. It won't be a close win but if it is one it'll be a hell of a win, and that's what counts.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10882 on: January 14, 2023, 11:33:52 PM »
31 to 30. My God. Go Jags.
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10883 on: January 15, 2023, 01:05:44 AM »
This HAS to be the greatest 8 day stretch in franchise history, right?

I wasn’t in Jax for the Bills/Broncos playoff wins in 1996, but those were both on the road.

I don’t know if we’ll ever see anything as special as Titans Week 18 and this comeback tonight again.

Can’t even count the number of new Jags fans I know coming out of this stretch.

LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOO.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10884 on: January 15, 2023, 01:39:28 AM »
As a long time fan, we have had some great games and runs over the years.  Beating the heavily favored Denver Broncos in Denver in a playoff game was huge.  Beating favored Pittsburgh on a game ending play on our first ever Monday night football game was big.  And, destroying the Miami Dolphins in a Jags home game with one of the most lopsided playoff wins ever that ended the careers of both Dan Marino and Don Shula was a high.  While a loss, playing the Patriots for the AFC championship was a contest to remember.  Our 14-2 season early on was great but not fully appreciated for how special it was as it seemed too easy for novice Jags fans then.  No doubt, others could name more.  Just this season, wins over the Ravens, Cowboys and Titans proved to be memorable.

Over time, at some point, it is like picking your favorite child... they are all great and one can't say one is better than another.  Just savor and enjoy them for the moment as exciting entertainment.

After this and other come-from-behind games, I am beginning to consider that anything is possible including that the Jags could win it all.  Would be an amazing story for the ages if they did  ;D.

And, from CBS Sports...
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....should we even be surprised the Jaguars pulled off this comeback? They have now done this in their last five homes games.

In Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Jags fell behind by 17 points. Jacksonville came back to win.
In Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens, the Jags fell behind by nine points. Jacksonville came back to win.
In Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys, the Jags fell behind by 17 points. Jacksonville came back to win.
In Week 18 against the Tennessee Titans, the Jags fell behind by 10 points. Jacksonville came back to win.
In the AFC wild-card round against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Jags fell behind by 27 points. Jacksonville came back to win.
It was always the Jags!

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jaguars-vs-chargers-score-takeaways-trevor-lawrence-leads-27-point-comeback-to-earn-historic-playoff-win/live/

And, from ESPN:
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....The last time a team turned the ball over five times in the first half of a playoff game was in the 1999 divisional playoffs -- the Miami Dolphins did it against the Jaguars on this same field. The Jaguars won that game 62-7 and sent Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino into retirement....

....QB breakdown: Lawrence played the worst half of football of his NFL or college career in the first half. His first pass was intercepted and he would go on to throw three more in the half, which made him the third quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw four interceptions in the first half of a playoff game (Gary Danielson and Craig Morton were the others). Lawrence became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw three interceptions in the first quarter of a playoff game, and at points in the first half had passer ratings of 0.0 and 0.6....

....Stat that matters: The Chargers held a lead on every offensive play in the second half and lost.

.....The Jaguars' rally from a 27-0 deficit was the third-largest comeback in playoff history, trailing only the Buffalo Bills' 32-point comeback against the Houston Oilers in 1992 and the 28-point comeback by the Indianapolis Colts against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. It was also the third time this season the Jaguars have rallied from a 17-point deficit to win a game. They're 3-2 in that situation in 2022, and the franchise had been 1-116 from 1995 to 2021.....

....At one point, the Jaguars' win probability Saturday night dropped to as low as 1.5%, while their live odds to win reached as high as 28-1 at Caesars Sportsbook....

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35448106/los-angeles-chargers-blow-27-point-lead-jacksonville-jaguars-advance-afc-playoffs

And, this from Fox Sports:
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Trevor Lawrence has never lost on a Saturday in high school, college or in the NFL.

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/1614482831450988544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1614482831450988544%7Ctwgr%5E9a18d4dc89b4a61eef86180383401394bb545669%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxsports.com%2Fstories%2Fnfl%2Fpatrick-mahomes-kevin-durant-others-react-to-jaguars-historic-comeback-win

From Yahoo Sports:
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But one man, or at least one man with a camera on him, saw the potential for a win when the Jaguars were still down 27-7 at halftime. That man was former Jaguars All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who called his shot during the halftime show on NFL Network:

Jones-Drew's prediction:

"It's halftime. The Chargers are up 27-7. The most Chargers thing to do is allow the Jags back in the game in the second half game and they win on a last-second field goal."

....When pressed by co-host Chris Rose, Jones-Drew admitted he lost some hope on the fourth Trevor Lawrence interception, but by halftime, he was ready for the Chargers to deliver on their unfortunate reputation:

"First of all, I came in here in the first quarter. You were talking trash to me. You were like 'Are you OK? What's going on?' And I said 'Hey! it's the first quarter, it's a long game!' Then I saw the fourth pick and I was like 'Uh oh, SpaghettiOs.' But then I remembered who they were playing.

"It's no disrespect to the Los Angeles Chargers because they are a very talented team, but this is the thing, though. This what the Chargers do ... they gave them a chance."....

https://sports.yahoo.com/former-jaguars-rb-maurice-jones-drew-called-the-teams-wild-27-point-comeback-054218475.html
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10885 on: January 15, 2023, 06:11:50 AM »
Wow... just wow.  "So.. you're saying we have a chance..."
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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10886 on: January 15, 2023, 11:11:04 AM »
Come on, Dolphins & Ravens! A win from both teams today would mean another home playoff game next week.

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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10887 on: January 15, 2023, 01:16:34 PM »
To add, game last night was the third biggest comeback for a playoff game in NFL history but also ranks as the 5th biggest comeback of any NFL game, including regular season games, per CBS Sports.  Interesting, 3 involved the Colts and 2 happened this season.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history, coming back from a 27-point deficit to stun the Los Angeles Chargers 31-30 in the AFC wild-card playoffs. The comeback was the third-largest in NFL playoff history, overcoming five turnovers in the first half -- including four interceptions from Trevor Lawrence.

Where does the Jaguars' historic comeback rank amongst the largest ever? Here are the six largest in NFL history:

1. Minnesota Vikings 39, Indianapolis Colts 36 (OT) -- 33 points (Week 15, 2022 regular season)
2. Buffalo Bills 41, Houston Oilers 38 (OT) -- 32 points (1992 AFC wild-card playoffs)
3. Indianapolis Colts 45, Kansas City Chiefs 44 -- 28 points (2013 AFC wild-card playoffs)
4. San Francisco 49ers 38, New Orleans Saints 35 (OT)  -- 28 points (Week 14, 1980 regular season)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars 31, Los Angeles Chargers 30 -- 27 points (2022 AFC wild-card playoffs)
6. Buffalo Bills 37, Indianapolis Colts 35 -- 26 points (Week 4, 1997 regular season)

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/biggest-comebacks-in-nfl-history-jaguars-playoff-win-over-chargers-earns-spot-amongst-largest-rallies-ever/


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Re: The Jacksonville Jaguars
« Reply #10889 on: January 15, 2023, 03:34:43 PM »
I think a lot of credit should go to the Jaguar's coach.  A brilliantly called game to overcome a terrible first half.  Unbelievable.
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