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Wrap-up: Dolphins 14, Jaguars 10

12/13/2009

Hold a team to 14 points at home, you should win.

Sunday’s failing for the Jaguars in their 14-10 loss to Miami was from the offense, which was unable to string together any sustained drives.

Their 12-play march got them their touchdown, a seven-play drive their field goal. But an eight-play drive ended when they failed to convert on a fourth down, and they had nothing else longer than five plays.

In all, they converted just three of 14 third downs and one of four fourth downs, on which they seemed to be over-zealous.

It should be noted the offenses’ failures came on a day when the defense did good work despite missing both Rashean Mathis and John Henderson.

Even with the disappointing result, the Jaguars remain in control of the final AFC playoff spot by virtue of their 6-3 conference record. The other AFC teams with a 7-6 mark -- Baltimore, Miami and the Jets -- will be Indianapolis fans Thursday night when the Colts visit Jacksonville.

Indianapolis, with homefield advantage clinched and lot of banged up guys, may ease up. It’ll still take a lot more than 10 points to spring the upset, don’t you think?