After one quarter of play, the Jaguars look very much like they did in the preseason...encouraging. Blaine Gabbert is clearly a brand new quarterback as he led a 17-play, 77-yard drive that included four third down conversions.
However, the final third down of the drive, a goal to go situation on the one-yard line, wasn't successful for the Jaguars and the team elected to settle for a 19-yard Josh Scobee field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
On two drives, the Jaguars defense has looked strong enough despite the notable absences of Daryl Smith and Derek Cox. After allowing a first down on the first play from scrimmage, the Jaguars defense has not allowed a Vikings first down since and forced two punts.
The Jaguars will begin the second quarter with a second and seven on their own 35-yard line.
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