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Packers sharp, but Jaguars are hanging with them

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) dives for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) AP

Not too many teams can stand toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers when he’s on.

And make no mistake, the Packers quarterback is on today.

But in a mild surprise, the Jaguars are doing a pretty good job of matching him play-for-play.

The Packers are up 21-17 at halftime, after a sensational touchdown pass to Davante Adams. Rodgers was being pulled down from behind by Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but threw across the field to Adams, who was able to avoid a mugging of his own to make the grab.

It was a huge play, but the young Jaguars have shown some resilience.

Blake Bortles has thrown for 187 yards and a touchdown after an early interception, and T.J. Yeldon as added a touchdown on the ground. But on a hot day in Jacksonville, the Jaguars have had moments when they looked like they’re perfectly capable of hanging around.

While that may sound a little patronizing, the Jaguars have teased with potential on offense lately, but could be closing in on delivering.

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6 Responses to “Packers sharp, but Jaguars are hanging with them”
  1. cribbage12 says: Sep 11, 2016 2:45 PM

    I wouldn’t say the Pack is sharp. Young DBs a bit undisciplined but the stars came out in Q2. Need sustained drives in 2nd half.

  2. smedley61 says: Sep 11, 2016 2:53 PM

    The Packers aren’t sharp at all. And are still winning.

  3. Buzz says: Sep 11, 2016 3:00 PM

    Packers winning. Vikings losing. Some things never change.

  4. liverpoolred04 says: Sep 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    Packers aren’t as sharp as the refs.

  5. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 3:41 PM

    Packers should be happy they are in a terrible division.

  6. gtodriver says: Sep 11, 2016 6:42 PM

    Mr. Gantt claims that Rodgers was “on” today.

    Was it the 5.85 YPA or the 58 completion percentage that led you to that conclusion?

    SMH….

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