Weather | Traffic | Surf | Maps | Webcam


   
 
Forums Visitors Guide Shopping Classifieds Autos Homes Jobs Entertainment Sports Today's Paper Home

 NFL
 News
 NFL Watch
 Notebook
 Game Previews
 Scoreboard:
PRESEASON
12345
REGULAR SEASON
12345
678910
1112131415
1617   
PLAYOFFS
123PBSB
 
 Hot · Not
 Fantasy Tools
 Statistics
 Player Index
 Movements
 First-Round Signings
 NFL News Network
 NFL Draft
 Odds
 Chargers
 News
 Schedule
 Stats
 Depth Chart
 Roster
 Movements
 Injuries
 Forum
 Other
 Nick Canepa
 Alan Drooz
 Chris Jenkins
 Tim Sullivan
 U-T Daily Sports
 Sports Forums

 Email Newsletters
 Wireless Edition
 Noticias en Español

National Football League

NFL Game Summary - Jacksonville at New Orleans



(Friday, August 17th)

Final Score: Jacksonville 27, New Orleans 24

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - There's still no Maurice Jones-Drew for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but another notable holdout, Justin Blackmon, made his NFL preseason debut Friday.

Blackmon had four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown, while Jordan Palmer's 11-yard TD pass to Kevin Elliott on fourth down with 13 seconds left helped the Jaguars down the New Orleans Saints, 27-24, on Friday.

Blackmon, the fifth-overall selection in the NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State, signed his contract before Jacksonville's first preseason game against the New York Giants. Head coach Mike Mularkey, however, decided to sit him as he felt Blackmon had to get more acclimated to the offense.

Blaine Gabbert completed 13-of-16 passes for 112 yards and two scores, while Jones-Drew's backup, Rashad Jennings, carried the ball 11 times for 62 yards.

Drew Brees was 10-of-13 for 133 yards and a touchdown for New Orleans.

Blackmon hauled in a 16-yard touchdown to conclude Jacksonville's opening nine-play 80-yard march, and after the Saints countered with a Garrett Hartley 37-yard field goal, the Jags went ahead 14-3 two drives later when Colin Cloherty capped a lengthy 14-play, 66-yard trek with a 15-yard touchdown reception.

After Jeremy Mincey sacked Drew Brees and caused a fumble on the first play of New Orleans' ensuing drive, which Terrance Knighton recovered, Josh Scobee nailed a 36-yard field goal to make it 17-3.

Brees' final pass of the night was an eight-yard TD strike to Devery Henderson, which cut the deficit to 17-10 late in the second stanza.

A pair of Chase Daniel touchdown passes -- a 53-yarder to Josh Morgan and a 24-yarder to Travaris Cadet -- wrapped around a 47-yard Josh Scobee field goal gave New Orleans a 24-20 advantage with two minutes remaining in the final quarter.

But the Jaguars had the answer as Elliott's reception concluded a 12-play, 74- yard march.

08/18 00:35:52 ET


 Sponsored Links







Sports Information
Matchups
Current Odds
Injury Reports
Quicklinks
Restaurants Bars
Hotels Autos
Shopping Health
Eldercare Singles
Business Listings
Free Newsletters


Guides
Vegas Spas/Salon
Travel Weddings
Wine Old Town
Baja Catering
Casino Home Imp.
Golf SD North
Gaslamp


© Copyright 2007 Union-Tribune Publishing Co. • A Copley Newspaper Site