JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars hadn’t won a game during the month of September since 2012. Until now.
Rookie Jason Myers kicked a 28-yard field goal with 40 seconds remaining and the Jaguars held on to beat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday.READ MORE: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
The Jaguars (1-1) took over with 1:48 left, and Blake Bortles put them in field-goal range with pass plays of 18, 19 and 9 yards.
The Dolphins (1-1) provided some help, too, with a 15-yard personal foul penalty called on Olivier Vernon. The defensive end was flagged for hitting tight end Clay Harbor after the whistle, making it a chip shot for Myers.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Say No Credibility In Viral Online School Threat
Then again, Myers missed an extra point and field goal in the season opener. So nothing was certain until his kick split the uprights.
Miami had one final chance, but with no timeouts and lots of ground to cover, the Dolphins didn’t even mount a threat.
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