1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2007
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Linebacker Mike Peterson tried to stay out of the public eye last week, too embarrassed to be seen around Jacksonville and too upset to defend his defense.He bottled up all his emotions and saved them for Atlanta.
|Atlanta's Joey Harrington moved the chains effectively by standing in the pocket and delivering accurate passes against Jacksonville's zone coverage, but when the Jaguars changed up their base 4-3 philosophy they were able to get to Harrington. Six of their seven sacks on the day came outside the base scheme as head coach Jack Del Rio came with seven-man blitzes and mixed in several zone dogs to stymie Atlanta in the second half. On the other side of the ball, Jacksonville QB David Garrard was effective in spreading the ball to nine different targets in the play-action passing game. A balanced offensive attack enabled Garrard to keep the Falcons defense off-balance and keep Harrington and the Atlanta offense on the sideline for much of the second half.|
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
• Complete Week 2 Scouts Buzz
Jags DT John Henderson left the game in the first half because of "blow to the head," the team said. He returned in the second, but then had to be helped off the field with heat-related issues. ... Taylor now has 9,585 yards rushing in his career, 19 more than Dunn. ... Jags S Gerald Sensabaugh re-aggravated a shoulder injury. ... With temperatures near 90 degrees, Jags coach Jack Del Rio opted for pants and a polo shirt instead of the suit he wore in last week's loss.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||13:30||John Carney 35 Yd||0||3|
|TD||00:57||Warrick Dunn 4 Yd Run (Matt Prater Kick)||7||3|
|TD||14:10||Reggie Williams 14 Yd Pass From David Garrard (John Carney Kick)||7||10|
|FG||03:39||John Carney 27 Yd||7||13|