Jaguars shut out Patriots 31 - 0

Jaguars shut out Patriots 31 - 0

<p>Well, this game was a far cry from the competitive performance the team put up last week against the Carolina Panters. This time the Jacksonville Jaguars put a hurting on the Patriots backups and left them with a bad taste in their mouth, a 31 - 0 blanking.</p> <p>The Patriots primarily played their second and third string players in an attempt to give those players one last chance to make an impression in time for a final review before the upcoming roster cuts.</p>

PHOTO: New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick looks down as the Jacksonville Jaguars drive toward a touch down in the fourth quarter of pre-season play, in Foxboro, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. The Jaguars beat the Patriots, 31-0.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

None of the Patriots offensive and defensive first-stringers played, yet the team was down just 3-0 heading towards the fourth quarter. It was a testament to how well the team's defense played, and how unimpressive Jacksonville's first-string offense has performed this preseason.

The Jaguars finished their exhibition season without scoring a touchdown with their first-string offense. Coach Jack Del Rio doesn't seem to be overly worried about that minor issue.

"I'm not really concerned," he said. "You would like to be a little more explosive in these preseason games, but overall I think we're going to have a good offense."

Coach Bill Belichick on the other hand, had words of support for his QB, Rohan Davey. " We missed a couple scoring opportunities, Didn't get the stops, and in the second half the game kinda got out of hand"

When asked about Davey, "He looked ok out there, I thought he managed the game pretty well." Belichick responded.

"We got to look at a lot of people. We did that." Beleichick said. "We'll have to make some decisions here in the next few days. In terms of our roster, and this will be a good game to evaluate them."

While Jacksonville's first-string offense wasn't very effective, their backups had greater success. Quinn Gray threw 3 touchdown passes, while fellow backup David Garrard added another. Two of those touchdowns came off of turnovers by the Patriots, a Michael Jennings fumble on a kick off return, and a Rohan Davey fumble on a sack, both deep in Patriots territory.

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Game Recap
Jaguars
Patriots
1st Downs
20
13
Rushing
7
5
Passing
13
7
Penalty
0
1
3rd-Down Conversions
11-19
5-13
4th-Down Conversions
0-0
0-0
Punts-Average
7-38.3
7-43.9
Return Yards
39
116
Punts-Returns
3-23
2-6
Kickoffs-Returns
1-30
5-110
Int.-Returns
2 -14
0-0
Penalties-Yards
6-40
0-0
Fumbles-Lost
4-0
3-3
Time Of Pos.
37:14
22:46

TEAM Stats
Jaguars
Patriots
Total Net Yards
451
222
Total Plays
74
53
Average Gain
6.1
4.2
Net Yards Rushing
134
127
Rushes
32
26
Avg. Per Rush
4.2
4.9
Net Yards Passing
317
95
Comp.-Att.
25-40
13-25
Yards Per Pass
7.5
3.5
Sacked-Yards Lost
2-6
2-9
Had Intercepted
0
2
Touchdowns
4
0
Rushing
0
0
Passing
4
0
Other
0
0
Extra Points
4-4
0-0
Field Goals
1-1
0-0
Red Zone Efficiency
3-4 = 75%
0-0 = 0%
Goal To Go Efficiency
1-1 = 100%
0-0 = 0%
stats: compilation of online services and NFL.com

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