The vaunted Jacksonville running game was almost non-existent as the team rushed for just 42 yards on 17 carries. Conversely the Dolphins offense ran on the Jaguars to the tune of 123 yards on 36 carries.
"They out-physicaled us," Del Rio said in a post-game press conference when asked what happened to his team that many believe to be a Super Bowl contender.
Jacksonville committed two turnovers and missed a field goal. Maurice Jones-Drew fumbled as he was about to score a touchdown early in the second quarter. Cleo Lemon accounted for the other Jaguars turnover as he was intercepted by Joey Thomas. When the starters left the game, the Jaguars trailed 13-0.
This game may have gained holdout first-round pick Derrick Harvey some more leverage as the Jaguars couldn't get anything resembling a pass rush. The team registered no sacks and didn't get close to any of the Miami quarterbacks, despite playing against a very average at best, inexperienced Dolphins offensive line that included Jake Long, who played flawless.
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