Buccaneers vs.Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew Scores 4 Touchdowns as Jacksonville Embarrasses Tampa Bay 41-14

Maurice Jones-Drew score 4 touchdowns and the Jags defense forced 7 turnovers as Jacksonville routs Tampa Bay 41-14

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As the pitch forks and torches march toward One Buc Palace, SB Nation Tampa Bay's JC De La Torre gives us 10 reasons why Raheem should keep his gig through Christmas.

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Buccaneers vs.Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew Scores 4 Touchdowns as Jacksonville Embarrasses Tampa Bay 41-14

For Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris, it may be a death knell for his coaching career with the Buccaneers, for Jacksonville, it was a rare laugher as the Jaguars destroyed the Bucs 41-14.

Tampa Bay raced to a 14-0 lead before surrendering 41 unanswered points to the worst scoring offense in the NFL.

Jones-Drew rushed for 85 yards on 27 carries but score twice on the ground and twice through the air. Blaine Gabbert threw for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman struggled in his return, completing just 16 out 30 passes for 181 yards and 2 interceptions. Freeman did have a 13 yard touchdown rush.

Tampa Bay turned the ball over 7 times and committed 12 penalties for 97 yards.

Tampa Bay fell to 4-9 on the season and suffered their 7th consecutive loss. Jacksonville snapped a 3 game losing streak, improving to 4-9.

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Buccaneers vs. Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew Scores 3rd TD of Game, Jags Rolling 35-14

And the beat goes on for Maurice Jones-Drew, who scored for the 3rd time in the game on a 5 yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert. The score capped a 10 play 74 yard drive that saw the Jags convert two 3rd and long situations.

The Jaguars continue to build on their season high in points, now up 35-14 with 10:22 left to play.

Bucs wide receiver Regus Benn left the game late in the third quarter with a head injury.

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Buccaneers vs. Jaguars: Tampa Bay Miscues Keeping Jacksonville Up After 3 Quarters, 28-14

Jacksonville’s defense continues to dominate the Buccaneers, forcing two turnovers in the third quarter and maintaining a 28-14 lead through three quarters of play.

Josh Freeman was picked off for the second time in the game and LeGarrette Blount fumbled for the second time, killing drives. The Bucs have turned the ball over six times and have also been penalized 10 times for 72 yds.

Penalties sabotaged one of the Bucs’ drives, forcing the Bucs to try and convert a third and long.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars missed a golden opportunity to put the game away but Bucs linebacker Mason Foster intercepted Gabbert in the end zone.

Tampa Bay has outgained Jacksonville 242-227. Thus far, the Bucs have done a decent job on Maurice Jones-Drew, holding him to 55 yards on 17 carries but Jones-Drew has scored both rushing and receiving during the game.

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Buccaneers vs. Jaguars: Jacksonville 2nd Quarter Explosion Leads to 28-14 Halftime Lead

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a season high 28 points scoring two offensive touchdowns, a defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown to rally from a 14 point second quarter deficit to lead 28-14 at the half.

Tampa Bay simply self-destructed after a rare good start, committing four turnovers that led to 21 Jacksonville points.

Tampa Bay had built a 14-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter with a 1 yard touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount and 13 yard touchdown run by Josh Freeman.

A fumbled punt by Preston Parker (his second of the game) was returned 8 yards for a touchdown by tight end Colin Cloherty to make it 14-7. The turnover seemed to breath life into the Jaguars who were able to stuff the Bucs.

The Jags got the ball back and Blaine Gabbert who hadn’t hit the broadside of a barn the entire ballgame hit Marcedes Lewis on a 62 yard bomb. The big pass play set up a one yard touchdown plunge by Maurice Jones Drew.

Next drive, Parker is penalized for holding, pushing the Bucs back to the 10 yard line – then Josh Freeman was sacked and fumbled the football, recovered by Jacksonville for a touchdown. Suddenly, the Jags are up 21-14.

On the ensuing drive, Freeman was intercepted at the Tampa Bay 49 by Ashton Youboty. Gabbert would work the Jags down to the red zone and then with just 0:11 left in the first half, hit Jones-Drew for a 5 yard touchdown.

Jacksonville leads at the half 28-14.

Tampa Bay outgained Jacksonville 183-178. Josh Freeman is 11/20 for 130 yards and an interception while Gabbert is 11 of 18 for 133 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Maurice Jones-Drew has 43 yards on 11 carries, one touchdown rushing and receiving.

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Buccaneers-Jaguars: Disasterous 2nd Quarter Continues Freeman Fumbles in Own Endzone, Jags Score

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers complete implosion in the second quarter continued as Bucs QB Josh Freeman was sacked and fumbled at his own one yard line. Jags Defensive Tackle scooped up the loose football and rolled into the end zone to give Jacksonville 21-14.

On the ensuing drive, the Jaguars intercepted Josh Freeman.

Jacksonville looks to add to their lead late in the 2nd quarter

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Buccaneers-Jaguars: Jags Come Alive, Tie It Up at 14

Beleaguered Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert had a rare big completion hitting Tight End Marcedes Lewis on a 62 yard bomb that set Jacksonville in point blank range.

From there, Maurice Jones-Drew took it in from 1 yard out to tie the football game with 2:05 left to play.

Tampa Bay was completely in control with a 14-0 lead but a fumbled punt by Preston Parker that was returned for touchdown seemed to jolt the Jaguars awake.

Gabbert took advantage of a busted coverage by Bucs’ Safety Sean Jones to set up MJD’s score.

Tampa Bay looks to try to get a score before half-time.

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Buccaneers vs. Jaguars: Tampa Bay Special Teams Miscue Gets Jags on the Board

Preston Parker fumbled during a punt return for the second time in the game but this time, the ball shot straight up into the air and landed into the hands of TE Colin Cloherty who raced untouched 8 yards for an easy touchdown.

With 7:36 left in the first half, Tampa Bay leads 14-7.

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Buccaneers-Jaguars: Bucs Add to their Lead With Freeman Touchdown

Quarterback Josh Freeman, who returned to the lineup after nursing an injured throwing shoulder, put caution to the wind and scrambled 13 yards for touchdown.

Freeman’s score capped a 6 play 52 yard drive that took 3:02 off the clock. The score was set up by Ronde Barber’s interception.

Tampa Bay leads 14-0 with 13:36 left in the first half

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Buccaneers-Jaguars: Tampa Bay leads Jacksonville After First Quarter, 7-0

The Bucs got a surprising performance by the Bucs defense and score on their opening drive for the first time this season as they built a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play.

Tampa Bay outgained Jacksonville 105-19, sacked Blaine Gabbert once and forced an interception by Bucs’ legend Ronde Barber.

Maurice Jones-Drew has the majority of the Jags offense with 25 yards on 6 carries.

The Bucs’ did turn the ball over once as Preston Parker fumbled during a punt return but Tampa Bay’s defense was able to hold serve.

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Buccaneers-Jaguars: Bucs End First Quarter Touchdown Jinx

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drove 80 yards in 10 plays and LaGarrette Blount plunged into the endzone from a yard out to give the Buccaneers their first first quarter touchdown of the season.

Tampa Bay converted 4th and one with a big 28 yard completion to Kellen Winslow.

It was also the first time this season Tampa Bay scored a touchdown on their opening drive. In fact, Tampa Bay came into the game with just 3 opening drive points this season.

The Bucs lead Jacksonville 7-0 with 9:24 left in the first quarter.

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