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Patriots vs. Jaguars 2012: Turnovers prevent Jacksonville's comeback

SB Nation's Jacksonville Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country, looks at how turnovers prevented the team from pulling out an upset at home against the New England Patriots.


The Jacksonville Jaguars jumped out early on the New England Patriots, and the defense did as much as they could have to contain the No. 1 offense in the NFL. Ultimately, however, it wasn't enough as the Jaguars were unable to convert late in the game and fell by the score of 23-16 at home.

As noted by SB Nation's Jacksonville Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country, Chad Henne and the Jaguars offense lived between the 20-yard lines, settling for field goals instead of touchdowns.

However, the Jacksonville offense was unable to take advantage of several opportunities, settling for four field goal attempts from Josh Scobee instead of finding the end zone again.

A few of those opportunities that the Jaguars missed out on came late in the game when the Jaguars were inside the red zone. The Patriots intercepted Henne on the two final Jacksonville drives, one of which came on the final play of the game.

At 2-13 on the season, the Jaguars will wrap up the season one way or another next week when they face the Tennessee Titans.

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