Jaguars Vs. Vikings Final: Jacksonville Loses Opener In 26-23 Heartbreaker

In a game that certainly offered the entire spectrum of human emotion, the Vikings came out victorious over the Jaguars in a 26-23 game that featured the first actual application of the new NFL overtime rules.

After dominating the first 25 minutes of the game both offensively and defensively and earning a 9-0 lead, the Jaguars offensive line deteriorated and the Viking offense picked up all the momentum necessary to get ahead. But with 20 seconds left in the game, a Blaine Gabbert touchdown to Cecil Shorts III from 39 yards out, followed by a Justin Blackmon two point conversion, put the Jaguars back on top, 23-20.

However, in the final 20 seconds the Jaguars allowed a quick drive by the Vikings that set up a 55-yard Blair Walsh field goal to tie and send it to overtime. A 38-yard field goal by Walsh gave the Vikings the lead and the Jaguars were unable to respond, losing 26-23.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, visit Jaguars blog Big Cat Country and Vikings blog Daily Norseman. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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