It’s been a tumultuous season for the Jacksonville Jaguars, to say the least. The Urban Meyer drama has certainly overshadowed everything but the team’s 0-5 start is a continuation of a losing streak that stretched back 20 games heading into this weekend’s game in London against the Miami Dolphins.
Down 20-17 in the fourth quarter, it was starting to look like this would end up being yet another loss. But Trevor Lawrence showed sparks of why he was the No. 1 pick in the draft, powering the Jags down the field for a 54-yard Matthew Wright field goal
Earlier in the quarter, the Jaguars were down 20-17 and needed quarterback Trevor Lawrence to show why he is considered a generational talent. Lawrence connected to Marvin Jones 20 yards downfield. Four plays later, Wright trotted on the field and made a 54-yard field goal with 3:45 remaining in the game to tie the score at 20. The Jaguars’ defense then stopped the Dolphins on a fourth-and-1 play from the Miami 46 and regained possession in excellent field position. From there, they got just far enough into Wright’s range and he nailed a 53-yarder as time expired to seal Jacksonville’s first win since Week 1 in 2020.
Jaguars for the win, snapping their 20-game losing streak! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/bgSYWPnM8z
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 17, 2021
Jacksonville’s streak will go down as the second-longest in post-merger NFL history, trailing only the Buccaneers’ streak of 26 losses.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) October 17, 2021
Afterward, there were plenty of reactions to the win, from the enthralled to the surprised. Not to mention those wondering what the Dolphins are going to do about being the team to finally lose to Jacksonville.
YOU DON’T JUST WALK INTO TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM THINKING YOUR GONNA BEAT THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 17, 2021
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) October 17, 2021
— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienTV) October 17, 2021
The Dolphins lost to the Jaguars. People will lose their jobs over this.
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) October 17, 2021
Jaguars have the leave the country to get a win
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 17, 2021
Can the Jaguars build on this momentum or will it end up being a flash in the pan? We’ll get a good sense of that on October 31 when they take on the Seattle Seahawks on the road.