- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Staff Writer
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Every Thursday I’ll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the next game.
Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee seems to be at his best when the weather starts to turn cooler.
Scobee has made 29 consecutive field goals in October. The last time he missed one came at the end of the first half of the Jaguars’ 23-20 overtime victory over St. Louis on Oct. 18, 2009. But you could hardly blame him for that miss since it was a 58-yard attempt.
Scobee has been perfect since then. They haven’t been chip shots, either. Six of those 29 field goals have been from 50 or more yards, including his career-long of 59 yards against Indianapolis on Oct. 3, 2010.
Scobee has made 21 field goals of 50 or more yards and 11 have come in October, including kicks of 51 and 54 yards (twice) in a 12-7 victory over Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2011.
The Jaguars haven’t played well in two home games this season, getting outscored 65-5. The offense has been much better the past two weeks, averaging 362.5 yards and 19.5 points per game. San Diego is giving up an NFL-worst 6.4 yards per play, which should mean the Jaguars’ offense can continue on the mini-roll it has been on since receiver Justin Blackmon has returned -- and that should give Scobee more opportunities.
Scobee already owns the franchise record in field goals (199) and scoring (874 points) and is second to Mike Hollis in field goal percentage. Hollis made 80.65 percent of his attempts while Scobee is at 80.56 percent.