The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced off on the NFL’s second night of preseason action, with the Jaguars coming out on top by a final score of 16-10.
The most important thing for each of these two teams coming into this one was the play of their quarterbacks.
For the Jags, starter Chad Henne didn’t do much (4-7, 30 yards) and was unable to lead the team on any scoring drives.
However, Jacksonville’s prized rookie impressed. Blake Bortles passed for 117 yards on 7-11 passing, helping him finish with a respectable 99.4 passing rating. He didn’t lead the Jags on a touchdown drive, but did engineer a 75-yard march down the field that resulted in a Kasey Redfern field goal in the third quarter.
For the Buccaneers, starter Josh McCown threw just four passes, including an ugly interception that resulted in a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown by Winston Guy to put the first points on the board in the opening quarter.
Mike Glennon certainly held his own in relief, finishing the evening with 140 yards while converting on 11 of 19 attempts and throwing a touchdown pass to Tommy Streeter that tied the game up at 10-10 in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars pushed the score to 16-10 with 6:27 left in the fourth quarter thanks to a 23-yard touchdown run by Denard “Shoelace” Robinson. Jacksonville failed in its in two-point conversion attempt, but it wouldn’t matter as the touchdown ended up being the game winning score.
Robinson led the game in rushing with 36 yards on seven attempts. Bobby Rainey led the way on the ground for the Bucs, rushing for 25 yards on six carries.
The Bucs’ Louis Murphy and Jags’ Allen Hurns tied for the game-high of 43 receiving yards.
The Buccaneers’ next preseason game will come at home next Saturday versus the Miami Dolphins. The Jaguars’s next content is against the Chicago Bears on the road next Thursday.