It was a rough Sunday afternoon for Jacksonville Jaguars fans. Not only did their team fall to the Atlanta Falcons 21-14, the team’s own mascot got stuck trying to bungee jump into the stadium.
Yes, we’re serious, Outsiders. It was a rough one for the Jaguars all across the board.
Jaxson de Ville, as he goes by, pulled off a picturesque backflip before getting stuck dangling from the bungee cord. The stunt, which began with the mascot launching himself off the highest of heights was a wild one, to begin with. We’re just glad it did not go much worse and de Ville is no worse for wear. He was lowered into the upper level of the stadium.
The Jaguars, however, are very much worse for wear. Sunday afternoon was a rough one for Urban Meyer’s club. This was the ninth loss of the season for the Jaguars. The Falcons improved to –6 as they continue to chase one of the remaining wild card spots in the NFC.
The Falcons got off to a hot start in this game, as the Jaguars committed two early turnovers that put Trevor Lawrence and the offense in a major hole early. They were not able to climb out of it entirely after going into the half down 14-3.
Early on, the Jaguars were not able to sustain any long drives. It was either a punting situation or a turnover. Nothing more. Luckily for the Jaguars, the Falcons’ offense wasn’t much better. Ryan struggled to find any open receivers most of the day and finished with a Yards Per Attempt of 6.6. The big stat of the day for the Dirty Birds was that NFL journeyman and former Tennessee Volunteer Corrdarrelle Patterson ran for over 100 yards on the afternoon.
Jacksonville Jaguars Lose to Falcons
While the Falcons were up big in the second half, the Jaguars fought back and brought it to within a one-score game late.
After the game, Lawrence told the Associated Press, “It’s frustrating.” He continued, “Our defense two times has put us in a situation to go win the game and haven’t been able to do it. So we’ve just got to get better and go make those plays in the biggest moments. I know we can do it, but we’ve got to go do it and that starts with me.”
Lawrence is not wrong there. The Jaguars had their shots late, but the offense did not come through when it mattered and the Falcons escaped with a road victory. Falcons’ coach Arthur Smith told the AP as well, “That’s what good teams have to do.” You win your clunkers, as they say, and the Falcons won their clunker in Jacksonville against the Jaguars.