Miami Sports Day

NFL GAMEDAY: Falcons kick Jaguars 23-17















By MIKE BONTS
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FSW) — Shayne Graham kicked three field goals as the Atlanta Falcons held on for a 23-17 win over Jacksonville Sunday at EverBank Field.

Graham kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. The score was set up by a Blake Bortles’ interception ran back 84 yards by Kemal Ishmeal. Graham added two in the final quarter.

The Falcons, reeling from a 38-0 loss last week to NFC South rival Carolina, had a 17-3 advantage at the half.


Bortles scored his second rushing touchdown in as many weeks to cut the visitors lead on the opening drive of the second half. Following a Matt Ryan interception by Paul Posluszny, Allen Robinson caught a 10-yard score from Bortles to tie the game.

Posluszny now has three interceptions this season tying Davon House for the club lead.

Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman scored on a 5-yard run, is 12th touchdown of the season. Ryan threw an 11-yard TD pass to Julio Jones.

Jason Myers got the Jaguars in the scoreboard with a 42-yard field goal in the opening minute of the first quarter. 

RED FLAGS – Head coach Gus Bradley made two challenges in the game. He won both. Bortles was flagged for throwing a pass beyond the line of scrimmage. It was overturned And a crucial spot on a drive following Ryan’s interception was also reversed.


ATLANTA GAME NOTES – Allen Robinson caught his 13th TD pass of the season…The Falcons lost starting defensive end Ra’Shede Hagemen and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett with shoulder injuries… Jacksonville lost defensive lineman Dan Skuda to a hamstring and safety Josh Evans with a knee injury in the second half…both the Falcons (6-7) and the Jaguars (5-8) are still in the playoff hunt…the Jaguars were 0-8 on third downs…attendance was announced as 64,016…the Jaguars fumbled three times, twice on the same drive inside their own 10. They recovered all three…Jaguars punter Brian Anger kicked a sixty yarder out of his own end zone.

UP NEXT – The Jaguars close out the regular season on the road at New Orleans and Houston.

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