Jaguars snap losing streak with win over Dolphins in London

Jacksonville Jaguars v Miami Dolphins - NFL London Games 2021 - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Two of the worst teams in the NFL played an ugly game in London today. In the end, the Jaguars came out on top.

The Jaguars won 23-20 on a last-second field goal, snapping their 20-game losing streak, which had been the second-longest in NFL history.

It was not a well-played or well-coached game, but it was the Dolphins who made the big mistakes in the end. Brian Flores made several questionable decisions and wasted two timeouts with two bad challenges late in the game, and Tua Tagovailoa threw one of the ugliest interceptions you’ll ever see.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 25 of 41 passes for 319 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Lawrence looks like he’s well on his way to becoming a good NFL quarterback, even if he doesn’t have a good team around him.

Neither of these teams have much around their young quarterbacks, for that matter. They’re both now 1-5 on the season.

38 responses to “Jaguars snap losing streak with win over Dolphins in London

  1. This alone should be enough to not let Flores get on the plane in London.. AWFUl

  2. Been a Dolphin fan for a long time and have never seen them so pathetic. Terrible terrible coaching. I’m gonna start golfing during Fins games.

  3. I’ve been a fan for 52 seasons, the past 18 have been challenging but this may be the single event that puts a fork in me as a fan. I have a busy week, but think even my Dan Marino Wheaties box might get returned to the front office!

  4. That’s what I’m talking about! Go Jags! Gonna win a super bowl or 3. Just like Jimmy Johnson.

  5. The Jaguars should be thankful this game wasn’t played on their home field. A mob with torches and pitchforks would’ve run them out of town.

  6. Trevor looks to be improving despite a terrible Oline. Tua looks sharp one minute and then adds some awful throws just to remind everyone he’s just not that good.

  7. I think the head coach and GM in Miami need to go. It was awful decision making and play calling coming from that sideline. I realize they won 10 games last year but it’s not like it was against top talent. Honestly an Adam Gase coached Dolphins team looks exactly like this. 5 losses in a row and losing to the lowly Jags should cost Flores and Grier their jobs.

  8. Not a good weekend for Gators and Dolphins fans….Losing to teams with two dead man walking coaches…

  9. Flores has to be on the hot seat at this point. Remember it was his decision to play Tua last season when they had a good shot at making the playoffs with Fitz. It’s almost hard to find a single good decision Flores has made since. Bad coaching and a QB that can’t process the game at the NFL level. That is a recipe for disaster.

  10. Tua INT was bad, plenty of candidates for the worst INT of the season though. Just hyperbole from a NY based media personality with a fascination of Watson playing in Davie.

    As for Flores. He is cracking under pressure. It shows how much Fitzpatrick bailed him out during his time in Davie.

    And sorry, but throwing the ball near 50 times, running Mack Brown instead of Gaskins, and ignoring Gesiki for vast swaths of this game…..and Flores along with his whole offensive coaching staff should be put on notice.

  11. Flores and his buddy gm grier had tons of picks and cap space yet produced nothing time to clean house again!

  12. That’s a very negative spin on Tua’s performance. Aside from that interception, he actually played pretty well. 329 yards, 2TDs, and 1 INT. Aren’t you overreacting a little?

  13. When 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their 1st game after 26 straight loses vs the New Orleans Saints, they fired then Saints HC Hank Stram the very next DAY! History should repeat itself and Flores should be fired Monday.

  14. Quick takes:
    Trevor’s major flaw is his OL. Yikes!
    Flores may be from Belichick’s coaching tree but that’s where the similarities end.
    Ross will be pressing harder for a Watson deal (which, if it happens, won’t help)

  15. Flores is safe. Tua is not (players know it) Grier is not (management knows it)
    Ross loves Flores, but as a Fins Fan, if you want the Belichick type success, then make Flores the GM & Head Coach. Let me reiterate, Flores is definitely safe. Dolphins will more likely be the landing spot of Russel Wilson, along with REAL FREE AGENTS. Not the one’s we’ve signed for the past 18 years…

  16. The Dolphins have failed to pick up a first down on important 3rd or 4th downs with only a yard or less for the first down often this season. So why keep running the ball into the stacked defensive line. Brian Flores needs to accept that the offensive coordinators are inept, they are all without NFL coordinator experience. It would be difficult to get an offensive coordinator at this time. However it’s not rocket science to be more creative with plays in certain situations like when the game is on the line. There is no creativity with the play calling or with the play book. The offense is predictable. Anyone with NFL coordinator experience could come in and have better results. The Dolphins don’t have a bye week until week 14 but if Brian wants to keep his job he should call plays himself!

  17. This should be the end of the Flores era in Miami. He was outcoached by a college coach today. Losing to the Jags should be enough for anyone to get fired. Instead of looking for a new QB, they should be looking for a new coach.

    The Dolphins only win is against the Patriots. Think about that.

  18. Fins have had all those #1 picks & this is the product they put out on the field. It is tough to watch and the regression on both sides should be cause for a top to bottom house cleaning.

  19. At least we can’t screw up the #1 pick in the draft seeing that we traded that to Philly to move up to take a receiver we can’t get the ball to when we need it

  20. I was completely wrong about Tua! He is an accurate passer but his arm is too weak to play in the NFL. Nobody plays defense against him with safeties deep. Which means even a guy as shifty as Waddle can’t get room to be dangerous! Tua is a backup and it’s obvious! Miami should put Sinett on the field the rest of the year! He’s the only QB Miami has that hasn’t had a chance to show what he’s got! He’s accurate and with time might develop!

  21. I watched the end of that game and despite the stats, I don’t think Lawrence looks good at all. People think I’m crazy, but I have just never been high on the guy for some reason. I have nothing against him and I was rooting for the jags to get their first win. Hopefully he proves me wrong.

  22. You can’t an an offensive line with failed tackles everywhere! Guards have to be able to block for the run. They need to be shorter to fight for low position and drive defenders off the ball! 6-5 and 6-6 linemen all the way across your line might be able to pass block but running will always be a challenge!

  23. Don’t know exactly what happened between last years 10-6 to todays 1-5 debacle.
    One thing for sure is an amazing downward spiral to uninspired, error prone, badly schemed football on both sides of the ball.
    Supremely flawed offensive and defensive game plans from unqualified coordinators. Who put these clowns in place? FLORES.
    Sorry to say whomever and however last years team played and concealed the awful coaching we now witness we’re left with this garbage until something changes.
    A handful of veteran players last year must have been just enough of a cover up.
    Flores is certainly a man, he’s just not proving to be a good head coach. Not unusual for Patriot assistants.
    I don’t care what happens the rest of the year as long as the entire coaching staff is kicked to the curb at years end. btw, put Grier on the bus out of town too.
    Hoping Doug Pederson or Kellen Moore can come in and right the ship next year.

  24. As a Jags fan, watching every game, it has to be said, Trevor is getting better and better. Yes, it was a rough start the first few games, but 6 games in, he’s eliminated the mistakes and he’s making throws into tight windows like an elite QB. He’s going to be really good. No doubt about it.

  25. The Tua interception was bad, but that is an unfair assessment of how he played today, and it makes it sound like you want him to fail. In fact, Tua (along with Gesicki and Waddle) was one of the VERY FEW bright spots on the team yesterday. He completed 70% of his passes for 300+ yards and 2 TDs. That’s not bad for a guy coming off a rib injury to start his 10th career game with his top 3 receivers hurt and an absolutely pathetic O-Line.

    The offensive play calling continues to be mind-numbingly atrocious. Tua is playing well and we have failed on short yardage runs all year, so with the game on the line on 4th and 1, what do we do? Hand it to Malcolm Brown of course, so he can predictably get stuffed at the line. We also can’t stop the run on defense, partly because Grier refuses to spend a high draft pick or big FA dollars on an ILB capable of stuffing the run. This may be a passing league now, but you still can’t win if you can’t run the ball on offense OR stop the run on defense.

    This team is doomed until (at the very least) Chris Grier and the “Co-Offensive Coordinators” are sent packing.

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