With running back
The Jaguars, after trailing since early in the second quarter, tied the game early in the fourth quarter 20-20 late when tight end
The Bills retook the lead on the ensuing drive, moving 80 yard in nine plays and scoring when quarterback E.J. Manuel passed one yard to fullback Frank Summers.
Henne completed 21 of 36 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and Manuel completed 17 of 24 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
The Jaguars had a chance to tie late, but Henne’s pass from the 5-yard line was intercepted in the end zone by cornerback Stephen Gilmore on a pass intended for Todman.
The Jaguars inched back into the game in the second half, running well in the third quarter and cutting a 10-point halftime lead to 20-13 when
Todman, who had 109 yards rushing for the Jaguars in his first career start while playing for injured
The Jaguars missed a chance to cut into the lead earlier in the quarter when
A solid early start turned shaky late in the first half for the Jaguars.
Each team turned an interception into points early, with Dan Carpenter’s 42-yard field goal coming three plays after Aaron Williams intercepted Henne to end the Jaguars’ first drive. Later in the quarter, Jaguars linebacker
Scobee’s 32-yard field goal tied it with 8:07 remaining in the first quarter.
The Jaguars then took a 10-3 lead on the first play of the second quarter, with rookie wide receiver
Manuel threw seven yards to Robert Woods with 7:07 remaining in second quarter to make it 10-10, then Manuel’s 7-yard keeper up the middle capped the ensuing possession to give Buffalo a 17-10 lead.
The Jaguars drove into Bills territory on their final drive, moving from their 10 to the Bills 38 before wide receiver
Carpenter’s 40-yard field goal on the final play of the half capped a 39-yard drive that consumed the final 26 seconds of the half and made it 20-10, Bills.
This came with the Jaguars in the red zone late in the game. The Jaguars had driven to the 1-yard line with an impressive drive, but a toss to Todman lost four yards and Henne’s pass into the corner of the end zone was intercepted by Gilmore.
1.The Jaguars got good pressure early in the first half, with middle linebacker
2.Former Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell was inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars at halftime. Brunell, who plaued for Jacksonville from 1995-2003, joined former teammates Tony Boselli and Fred Taylor and former Jaguars owners Wayne and Delores Weaver.
LOOKING ON . . .
1.A major point of emphasis for Head Coach Gus Bradley hurt the Jaguars in a big way Sunday. Bradley has focused on not fumbling offensively, and the Jaguars hadn’t lost one while going 4-1 after the bye. On Sunday, Brown lost one on a questionable call late in the half, then Robinson’s fumble through the back of the end zone after reaching the 1-yard line cost the Jaguars a potential touchdown.
2.Manuel struggled a week ago, and his early struggles Sunday kept the Jaguars in it early. Manuel bounced an early pass on third down to set up a Bills field goal, then he threw inaccurately on a screen pass that Jaguars linebacker Geno Hayes intercepted to set up the Jaguars’ first field goal of the game. Manuel was intercepted four times a week ago in a loss at Tampa.
3.A huge reason or the Jaguars’ post-bye improvement was an improved run defense. The Jaguars struggled there in a big way in the first half, particularly in the second quarter. The Bills finished the half with 140 yards rushing, including 102 in the second quarter. The Jaguars hadn’t allowed an opponent 100 yards rushing in a game since the Week 9 bye. The Bills finished with 199 yards rushing.
Jaguars offensive guard
Linebacker Geno Hayes sustained a knee injury in the first quarter and did return. He left later and returned again.
The Jaguars also were without Jones-Drew and wide receiver