If you weren’t a fan with a rooting interest tonight this was a tough game to stay with. In a game dominated by the defenses the Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Baltimore Ravens 12-7 in front of a national audience.
Jacksonville leaned heavily on Maurice Jones-Drew feeding him 30 times for 105 yards and Josh Scobee hit Four Field Goals with Three of Fifty yards or more. The Jacksonville defense was stellar as they limited the Ravens offense to a mere 16 yards of Total offense and zero First Downs in the First Half.
The Ravens offense had issues all night long and it started with the Offensive line who had trouble opening running lanes for Ray Rice who was held to just 28 yards on the ground on 8 carries. They didn’t fare much better in pass protection as Joe Flacco was sacked three times and couldn’t find open receivers who were unable to shake the Jaguars press coverage on the outside.
The Ravens finally got on the scoreboard with a little over two minutes left as Joe Flacco hit Anquan Boldin in the back of the endzone to cut the Jacksonville lead to 9-7. But with two time outs remaining and another possible clock stoppage at two minutes, Ravens Head coach John Harbugh elected to attempt an Onsides kick instead of having Billy Cundiff boot the kickoff into the endzone. The kickoff attempt resulted in an illegal touching penalty since Cundiff’s ball did not travel Ten yards. The Jags were able to get the ball close enough for Josh Scobee to nail one last Field Goal to put Jacksonville up Five.
The Ravens last hope for a comeback was dashed when Drew Coleman stepped in front of an intended pass for Ed Dickson to seal the victory. The win snaps a Five game losing streak by Jacksonville while the loss pushes the Ravens to 4-2 and a half game under AFC North Division leader, Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens will return home next Sunday to host the Arizona Cardinals.