Week 13 Game Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars 24, Miami Dolphins 10
What you need to know
David Garrard had a very effective game, leading the Jaguars to a win over the Dolphins. He threw two touchdowns in the game, one to Matt Jones, the other to TE George Wrighster. And he did not throw an interception. Garrard also showed an ability to scramble and gained 24 yards on six carries, with a long rush of 17 yards.
Matt Jones had a great game. He was the most targeted receiver for the Jaguars and saw eight looks in the passing game. He also scored a 15 yard touchdown in the second quarter. He did lose a fumble in the third quarter on a 33 yard reception. Miami recovered the ball.
Fred Taylor saw the majority of the rushing carries for the Jaguars, and gained 76 yards on his 19 carries. Maurice Jones-Drew rushed five times for 46 yards, including a 32 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Neither running back was targeted in the receiving game.
Joey Harrington threw for 267 yards in this losing effort against the Jaguars. After throwing a 17 yard touchdown to Marty Booker during the opening drive, he found himself pressured by the Jaguars' defense and was sacked four times. He also threw two interceptions that stalled out potential scoring drives.
Chris Chambers was the most targeted Miami receiver and saw 14 passes come his way, twice as many as any other Dolphins' receiver. He responded well by catching eight of them for 121 yards. He was the target on both of Harrington's interceptions.
Sammy Morris started at running back, but split time with Travis Minor. The two of them combined for only 69 yards rushing on 18 attempts. Miami abandoned the rushing game though as the game grew farther and farther out of hand.
What you ought to know
|QB David Garrard, Pass: 16 - 22 - 229 - 2 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 6 - 24 - 0|
Garrard made his sixth straight start for the injured Byron Leftwich and led the Jaguars to their fourth win with himself at the helm. He threw for 229 passing yards and two touchdowns, one to Matt Jones, the other to George Wrighster. He also showed an ability to scramble in the pocket and gained 24 yards on six carries, 17 of those yards on one carry near the end of the first half, following that rush with his 16 yard touchdown strike to Wrighster.
Taylor saw the bulk of the carries in the rushing game with 19 for 76 yards. He was crucial in helping to run out the clock for the Jaguars late in the game.
While Taylor saw most of the carries, and Jones-Drew only had five carries in the game; he scored a 32 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Wimbush made a nine yard reception in the second quarter. It was his only contribution of note to the game.
It was an up and down day for Matt Jones, with some big plays and some others that he would likely like to forget. He was the leading receiver for the Jaguars, and caught six of them for 128 yards. He made a 15 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. But he did make some mistakes and had a 14 yard reception called back on an offensive interference penalty on himself. As well as losing a fumble on a 33 yard reception in the third quarter.
Williams started the game with a four yard rush. He caught five of the seven passes thrown to him for 42 yards.
Wilford was targeted four times in the game. He made a 14 yard catch during the Jaguars' last scoring drive of the game.
Brady was only looked to once, and made a one yard reception during the Jaguars' opening drive.
Wrighster made a 16 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was his only target in the game.
Scobee made a 48 yard field goal attempt in the first quarter and converted his three extra point attempts.
The running back duo of Sammy Morris and Travis Minor were held to 69 rushing yards on a combined 18 attempts. Miami was also able to bring pressure on Joey Harrington and sacked him four times in the game. Clint Ingram led with six tackles and two assists.
Jacksonville gave up 267 passing yards and a touchdown to Miami. But their two interceptions were key in keeping Miami from scoring anything other than a field goal throughout the rest of the game.
Harrington started the game strong, leading the Dolphins downfield to score a touchdown on a 17 yard pass to Marty Booker. It was the only touchdown Miami would score in the game, and two later drives ended in turnovers as Harrington threw two interceptions. He finished with a respectable 27 completions out of 42 attempts for 267 yards, and looked most often to Chris Chambers and Marty Booker.
|RB Sammy Morris, Rush: 12 - 47 - 0, Rec: 3 - 20 - 0 (5 targets)|
Morris opened the game at running back for the Dolphins. During their opening drive he gained 12 yards on four carries, he was injured, but did return to the game. He was utilized more often than Travis Minor and saw twice as many carries as Minor did. With Miami behind for most of the game, the running backs saw limited action. He did make three receptions for 20 yards on his five targets.
|RB Travis Minor, Rush: 6 - 22 - 0, Rec: 3 - 2 - 0 (3 targets)|
Minor split time with Sammy Morris at running back for the Dolphins. Though he only saw six carries to Morris' 12. Minor was also targeted a few times in the passing game, but did not contribute much with only two yards gained on his three receptions.
Chambers opened the game with a six yard reception. He finished with eight receptions for 121 yards. In the second quarter, he made a 46 yard reception, but the drive ended with a Harrington interception on a pass intended for Chambers. He was also the target on Harrington's second interception. In the fourth quarter, Chambers recovered Miami's onside kick attempt.
Booker scored the only touchdown for the Dolphins on a 17 yard reception during their opening drive. He finished the game with five receptions for 61 yards. Four of his five receptions were for ten or more yards.
Welker made two ten yard receptions during the opening touchdown scoring drive for the Dolphins. He caught nearly everything that was thrown to him. And finished with five receptions for 44 yards.
Hagan was targeted twice in the game, during Miami's opening drive and during their last drive. He made the first catch for a gain of five yards.
Harrington does not look to McMichael as often as he does his wide receivers. McMichael was only targeted three times in the game, and caught two of them for a total of 14 yards.
Mare made a 42 yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter, and also converted his lone extra point attempt.
The Dolphins gave up 150 yards total rushing to the Jaguars, including a 32 yard touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew. They were able to sack David Garrard four times in the game. Zach Thomas led with seven tackles and four assists.
The Dolphins gave up 229 passing yards to David Garrard and were unable to intercept him. Andre' Goodman forced Matt Jones' fumble in the third quarter and it was recovered by Will Allen.