Oct 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports
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UP NEXT: Week 6
The Denver Broncos next play Sunday at home against Jacksonville (2:05 p.m. kickoff). A look at how the Jaguars are faring this season:
Last game: 34-20 loss vs. St. Louis. The Jaguars difficult season continued as the offense struggled with quarterback Blaine Gabbert (two interceptions, 9-of-19 passing, 181 yards). Gabbert did have a 67-yard TD pass to Justin Blackmon to open the scoring, but one of his interceptions was returned 82 yards for a touchdown. He had to leave the game in the third quarter because of a hamstring injury. It was Gabbert's first TD pass of the season but he now has seven interceptions in three games. The Jaguars didn't get in end zone again until backup Chad Henne's 4-yard pass to Cecil Shorts. Jacksonville's biggest loss on offense could be rookie offensive lineman Luke Joeckel, who was making his first start at left tackle but sustained a high ankle fracture. The No. 2 pick in the 2013 draft is out for the season.
Postgame chatter: "I just was running and felt my leg give a little. We'll know more (Monday.)" - Gabbert on hamstring injury
Big star: Blackmon played his first game after serving a four-game suspension (NFL substance-abuse policy violation,) and he didn't waste any time scoring. He finished with five receptions for 136 yards. The second-year receiver should continue to help the Jaguars find the end zone. It was the Jaguars' most points this season.
Big letdown: The Jaguars' defense gave up 351 total yards and three TD passes to Rams QB Sam Bradford. Jacksonville ranks 21st in overall defense (379.8 yards per game) - 11th in passing defense (219.2) but last in rushing defense (160.6).
Last time vs. Denver: The Jaguars won 24-17 in the 2010 season opener. Matt Prater tied the game with a 54-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but David Garrard led the Jaguars on an 83-yard drive and won the game with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Osgood. It was Garrard's third TD pass of the game. Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton threw for 295 yards, and the Jaguars had just 299 total yards. But Orton's one interception came after Denver got the ball with 1:50 left in the game. Garrard was 16-of-21 passing, and running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran the ball 23 times for 98 yards. Oh, yeah, it was rookie Tim Tebow's first trip back to Jacksonville after being drafted by the Broncos; he had two carries for 2 yards.
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