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Jaguars vs. Packers 2012: Behind Gabbert, Jacksonville competes, but falls to Green Bay

SB Nation's Jacksonville Jaguars blog reacts to Blaine Gabbert's performance and the team's loss against the Green Bay Packers

Andy Lyons

Not many expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to upset the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, let alone hang with Green Bay until the end and lose 24-15.

That is exactly what they did on Sunday, though, clawing and scrapping against Green Bay while putting themselves in good position to win outright as heavy underdogs. However, the Jaguars ran out of fire power towards the end, scoring just three points in the second half.

While Jacksonville now falls to 1-6 on the season and the chances of this being a lost season for the team rises, young quarterback Blaine Gabbert impressed on Sunday, arguably playing his best game as a professional. The 23-year-old Gabbert threw for more than 300 yards and completed 27 of 49 passes without throwing an interception.

Adam Stites of SB Nation's Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country, may have been fine with the performance, but he is still upset Jacksonville was unable to capitalize on opportunities.

Had I been told prior to the game that the Jaguars would out-gain the Packers, have a longer time of possession and Blaine Gabbert would have a career-best game despite a torn labrum, but the Jaguars would still lose 24-15, I think I would've been ok with that.

The Jaguars will now head back home to host the visiting Detroit Lions.

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