Jaguars Get First Win, End Losing Streak

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LONDON (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars ended their 20-activity losing streak when Matthew Wright kicked a 53-lawn area purpose as time expired in a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in London.

Trevor Lawrence connected on a short slant move to Laviska Shenault Jr. and the Jaguars (1-5) identified as timeout with 1 second remaining after the Dolphins (1-5) gambled on a fourth-and-1 from their 46-yard line and arrived up shorter.

Lawrence threw for 319 yards and a touchdown as he and Mentor City Meyer ultimately attained their first N.F.L. victories — even if it demanded a excursion to Europe to get it accomplished in a “home” match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Before Sunday, the Jags hadn’t gained a recreation because beating Indianapolis 27-20 in the 2020 period opener. The 20-activity losing streak is the second-longest in the Super Bowl era.

The Dolphins dropped their fifth consecutive video game, spoiling the return of Tua Tagovailoa, who made his to start with start out in a month. The 2nd-12 months quarterback threw two touchdown passes to Jaylen Waddle.

Jacksonville’s win also snapped the London hex on rookie quarterbacks, who had been -5 since the N.F.L. commenced staging regular-season video games there in 2007.

Now, it is the Dolphins racking up losses. Miami has not received due to the fact beating New England in the season opener, back when the Dolphins have been viewed as a achievable playoff crew just after a 10-6 year in 2020.

Wright had tied the match at 20 on a 54-yard industry target with 3:40 remaining.

The Dolphins took a 20-17 direct when Tagovailoa completed a 7-participate in, 91-property travel with a 2-property landing pass to Waddle with 10:22 still left in the sport. Waddle caught the ball and stuck it in excess of the target line as cornerback Nevin Lawson tackled him.

Jacksonville grabbed a 17-13 direct early in the 3rd quarter on James Robinson’s 1-lawn run following he rumbled 24 yards on the prior enjoy. The drive provided a 29-garden reception by Jamal Agnew and an unnecessary roughness penalty on Miami basic safety Jevon Holland.

Tagovailoa and the Dolphins offense started incredibly hot, scoring on their initial push, but squandering two other chances from within the Jacksonville 10-lawn line, settling for field targets each occasions.

On the opening push, Tagovailoa accomplished 8 of 10 passes and completed a 75-property opening generate with a 6-garden slant to Jaylen Waddle to place Miami in advance, 7-. They converted a few 3rd downs which include a 20-garden reception by restricted conclusion Mike Gesicki and Tagovailoa’s 7-garden scramble to the 6-lawn line, environment up Waddle’s landing.

The Jaguars answered with massive plays of their very own, when Lawrence related with Agnew for a 24-property obtain on their very first enjoy from scrimmage. The drive stalled, although, when Dan Arnold dropped a third-down go at the 16-garden line. The Jags settled for a 40-garden subject aim from Matthew Wright — their first field target of the year — to make it 7-3.

Following industry objectives of 33 and 24 yards by Jason Sanders, the Jaguars compelled a three-and-out and got the ball back again on the Miami 49-property line with 1:45 left in 50 %, down 13-3.

Lawrence then lastly exploited Miami’s depleted secondary, launching a excellent pass to Marvin Jones Jr. in the conclusion zone for a 28-yard landing pass with backup cornerback Noah Igbinoghene in protection to make the rating 13-10 with 40 seconds still left in the 50 %.