Final

Ravens 3

(2-7, 0-5 away)

Jaguars 30

(6-3, 4-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 3 0 0 03
JAX 0 10 7 1330

Top Performers

Passing: B. Leftwich (JAX) - 211 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: G. Jones (JAX) - 25 CAR, 106 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Jones (JAX) - 5 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Two career-high performances lead Jags past Ravens

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars went nearly four years without scoring 30 points -- an NFL-record streak that players and coaches had grown tired talking about.

It was over when ...
Greg Jones' 1-yard touchdown run made it 17-3 Jaguars with less than three minutes to go in the third. Baltimore could not get anything going offensively all day Sunday, and a two-touchdown deficit was too much to ask.
Game ball goes to ...
The Jags' defense. They held the Ravens to 53 yards rushing and just 163 yards of total offense.
ESPN's take ...
Eric Allen I think this game was a reflection of how bad the Ravens' season has gone. There are big issues on this team as the heart and soul of the team is on the sideline right now. They have problems at quarterback that aren't going to be rectified this season. This team has to know that their playoff hopes are done now and that's going to be reflected in what we see on the field. It's just human nature and a little bit of that has crept into the team's mindset.
-- Eric Allen

They finally ended it Sunday, thanks to Kyle Boller and the Baltimore Ravens.

Greg Jones ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown, Matt Jones had a career-high 117 yards receiving and a score and the Jaguars ended their dubious streak with a 30-3 victory over the slumping Ravens on Sunday.

"We can finally put that 30-point thing to rest," coach Jack Del Rio said. "We got that done and out of the way."

Jacksonville (6-3) had gone 58 games without scoring at least 30 points. The Jaguars tied Cleveland's NFL record last week against Houston. Cleveland set the mark between 1995 and 2001 (the Browns didn't field a team in 1996-98).

The Jaguars ended the scoring slump with a field goal and a late defensive touchdown -- which came off the last of three interceptions thrown by Boller.

Byron Leftwich completed a 42-yard pass to Matt Jones with about 4 minutes to play, setting up Josh Scobee's third field goal -- a 26-yarder that gave Jacksonville a 23-3 lead.

On the ensuing possession, Mike Peterson intercepted a pass and returned it 26 yards for a score that put the Jaguars at the 30-point mark for the first time since Dec. 23, 2001 -- a 33-3 victory over Minnesota.

The Jags celebrated like they were headed to the playoffs.

Of course, the streak had become a sore subject in the locker room, especially after Del Rio predicted his team would hit the 30-point plateau several times this season.

"We're going to ride this wave all the way into the playoffs," said Peterson, who scored his first career touchdown.

The Jags didn't care that they ended the streak against a Baltimore team that played without two of the best defenders in the league -- linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed.

The Ravens (2-7) also had Boller in the lineup for the first time since the season opener. Boller was sacked four times and harassed into the interceptions. He finished 19-of-33 for 142 yards after completing his first seven passes.

"I don't have the answers," said Boller, who missed seven games after hyperextending a toe on his right foot in the opener against Indianapolis. "It's just frustrating."

Baltimore lost its fourth consecutive game and eighth in a row on the road. The Ravens also extended their streak of not scoring a touchdown to 11 quarters.

"The reality of the situation is that we're not a very good football team," Baltimore defensive end Anthony Weaver said. "Does that mean we're going to stop working? Does that mean we'll stop getting better? No. We just go back to work and try to get a win.

"Regardless of your playoff situation or not, it's all about pride now."

The Jags rebounded from a slow start for the second straight week and improved to 6-3 for the second consecutive season under Del Rio.

Last year, the Jags followed the strong start with three straight losses. Now, they play the next three on the road -- against Tennessee, Arizona and Cleveland.

The Jaguars could be without Fred Taylor for part of that stretch. Taylor missed Sunday's game with a badly bruised right foot.

But at least the Jaguars found a backup.

Greg Jones became the first Jacksonville running back since 2001 not named Taylor to run for 100 yards. Stacey Mack was the last to do it.

It was Jones' first 100-yard game since his junior season at Florida State. He ran for 189 yards against rival Miami on Oct. 12, 2002, then tore a ligament in his right knee three weeks later. He spent much of his senior season recovering, fell to the second round of the 2004 draft and was moved to fullback this past spring.

"It's been a long time coming," said Jones, who capped a 92-yard drive in the third quarter with a 1-yard TD run. "I'm going to celebrate this one."

Matt Jones, the team's first-round pick this year, did even more damage. He had catches of 32 and 36 yards before the 42-yarder late -- when everyone thought the Jags would just run out the clock.

"Some young, talented players that we have selected in the draft are growing up and blossoming right now for us and they are producing," Del Rio said.

Game notes


Ravens coach Brian Billick said he had no problem with the Jaguars passing and trying to score late in the game: "That is a competitive team that is trying to make the playoffs, trying to create an identity. I have no problem with that." ... Jags WR Ernest Wilford sprained his right shoulder in the fourth quarter and did not return. ... Matt Jones has three TD catches in his last four games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BAL
JAX
1st Downs820
Passing 1st downs
510
Rushing 1st downs
28
1st downs from penalties
12
3rd down efficiency
4-145-14
4th down efficiency
0-10-1
Total Plays5466
Total Yards163338
Yards per play3.05.1
Total Drives1116
Passing110205
Comp-Att
19-3316-30
Yards per pass
3.06.6
Interceptions thrown
30
Sacks-Yards Lost
4-321-6
Rushing53133
Rushing Attempts
1735
Yards per rush
3.13.8
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-10-4
Penalties9-865-42
Turnovers30
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
30
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession25:3134:29

Passing Leaders

BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Boller19/331424.3034-32
JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Leftwich16/302117.0101-6

Rushing Leaders

BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis14443.107
Boller294.507
JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones251064.2120
Jones2126.0010

Receiving Leaders

BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mason46315.8035
Heap55811.6019
JAXRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones511723.4142
Smith34314.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALJAX
balFG5:47Matt Stover 33 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 39 yds, 6:56
30
SECOND QUARTERBALJAX
jaxTD6:53Matt Jones, 32 yd pass from Byron Leftwich (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 78 yds, 3:29
37
jaxFG0:03Josh Scobee 40 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 17 yds, 1:45
310
THIRD QUARTERBALJAX
jaxTD2:26Greg Jones, 1 yd run (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 13 plays, 92 yds, 6:58
317
FOURTH QUARTERBALJAX
jaxFG11:31Josh Scobee 25 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 10 plays, 43 yds, 10:54
320
jaxFG2:45Josh Scobee 18 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 52 yds, 3:14
323
jaxTD2:10Mike Peterson, 26 yd interception return (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 2 plays, 31 yds, 0:20
330