Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14

Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 11, 2011
WHERE: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 58°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 62562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Tampa Bay 7 7 0 0 14
Jacksonville 0 28 0 13 41

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 4-9 3-4 1-5 L7
Jacksonville 4-9 3-4 1-5 W1

Recap

Maurice Jones-Drew found the end zone four times to set the franchise record for touchdowns as the Jacksonville Jaguars handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their seventh straight loss with a 41-14 home triumph on Sunday.

Colin Cloherty returned a fumble 8 yards for a score and Nate Collins recovered a fumble in the end zone for Jacksonville, which halted a three-game slide of its own and improved to 3-4 at home this season.

After Tampa Bay (4-9) took a 14-0 lead, Cloherty recovered a muffed punt by Preston Parker and ran it back to get the Jaguars on the board. Jones-Drew forged a tie with a 1-yard run, tying Fred Taylor's club mark of 70 touchdowns.

Collins fell on a loose ball in the end zone after Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was sacked by Daryl Smith, giving Jacksonville (4-9) a 21-14 advantage. Jones-Drew then hauled in two 5-yard scoring passes from rookie Blaine Gabbert before capping the scoring with another 1-yard rush, giving him a franchise-high 73 TDs.

Jones-Drew gained 85 yards on 27 carries while catching six passes for 51 yards.

Freeman, who missed last week with a shoulder injury, completed 16 of 30 passes for 181 yards with two interceptions. He also ran for a touchdown for Tampa Bay, which has dropped five straight on the road.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Tampa Bay   Jacksonville
LeGarrette Blount Player Maurice Jones-Drew
18 Attempts 27
74 Yards 85
4.1 Avg Yards 3.2
1 Touchdowns 2
11 Long 14
Receiving
Tampa Bay   Jacksonville
Kellen WinslowPlayer Marcedes Lewis
2 Receptions 2
38 Yards 77
19.0 Avg Yards 38.5
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 62

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Tampa Bay 280 110 170 2 0 2 1.0 1
Jacksonville 325 116 209 6 0 3 3.0 6

Upcoming Games

  • Jacksonville will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Jaguars have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .308 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Buccaneers have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .308 after a loss.
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