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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Jags' opening drive falls four points short

By Paul Kuharsky

JACKSONVILLE -- Nice opening drive for the Jags. Several of those, however, won’t be enough to win the game.

They got three nice third-down conversion catches from Mike Sims-Walker. But on a third-and-one, were they being too cute asking David Garrard to throw it instead of sticking with Maurice Jones-Drew?

Eric Foster popped Garrard and he fumbled. Gary Brackett should have recovered but missed and Vince Manuwai got it.

That translated to a 50-yard field goal. Jacksonville swallowed 7:33 of clock, but came up four points short of the needed result.