The Jaguars played a dominant a game that resulted in a much needed victory. Quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 388 yards and two touchdowns as the offense produced 503 total yards, and the defense suffocated the New York Jets throughout a 31-12 Jaguars victory in front of 65,353 at TIAA Bank Field Sunday afternoon. The Jaguars (3-1) dominated from the start, taking a 16-0 lead at halftime and holding advantages of 12-6 in first downs, Bortles, completed 16 of 19 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in the first half. Veteran wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught five passes for 109 yards, and his 67-yard touchdown gave the Jaguars a 25-3 lead late in the third quarter. Fournette rushed for 30 yards on 11 carries, then left the game with hamstring tightness in the second quarter. He returned briefly but at halftime was ruled out for the rest of the game. The Jets cut into the lead when a 27-yard field goal by former Jaguars kicker Jason Myers made it 18-3 with 4:58 remaining in the quarter; that came after Jets cornerback Darryl Roberts intercepted a deflected pass by Bortles to give New York possession at the Jaguars 23. Moncrief’s 67-yard touchdown from Bortles on the ensuing possession gave the Jaguars a 25-3 lead with 3:47 remaining in the third quarter. The Jaguars are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m.
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