4:15 PM ET, December 19, 2004
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Who knew the Jacksonville Jaguars were a cold-weather team?Byron Leftwich threw two touchdown passes, Fred Taylor rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown and Rashean Mathis picked off Brett Favre twice, helping the Jaguars (8-6) stay in the thick of the AFC playoff race with a 28-25 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Jags-Packers: Is today an indicator that the Jags need to focus on the run (Taylor ran for 165)?
The past five or six years the Jaguars have been able to consistently count on Taylor and WR Jimmy Smith to get the job done. They should maintain their offensive balance and keep allowing Taylor to make opposing teams respect the running game. I don't see the Jags going away from that because they realize they can take over a game with their running game. Taylor had a great game today and made some big runs to lead his team to victory.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Green posted his fifth straight 1,000-yard season, tying Jim Taylor's franchise record. ... Longwell became one of three players to reach 100 points in each of his first eight NFL seasons. ... Sharper has scored six TDs in his career, one shy of Herb Adderley's team record. ... The Packers hadn't lost a home finale since Favre's arrival in 1992. ... Jacksonville was the last team to make a regular season visit to Green Bay.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||6.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||2:04||JIMMY SMITH 31 YD PASS FROM BYRON LEFTWICH (JOSH SCOBEE KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 68 yds, 2:04
|FG||1:25||RYAN LONGWELL 35 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 36 yds, 3:02
|TD||10:16||DARREN SHARPER 15 YD FUMBLE RETURN (RYAN LONGWELL KICK)||7||10|
|TD||12:32||JIMMY SMITH 16 YD PASS FROM BYRON LEFTWICH (JOSH SCOBEE KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 68 yds, 2:16
|TD||3:16||DONALD DRIVER 32 YD PASS FROM BRETT FAVRE (RYAN LONGWELL KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 76 yds, 3:16
|TD||4:45||FRED TAYLOR 37 YD RUN (JOSH SCOBEE KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 64 yds, 1:29
|TD||5:11||GREG JONES 1 YD RUN (JOSH SCOBEE KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 58 yds, 5:51
|TD||13:52||ANTONIO CHATMAN 7 YD PASS FROM BRETT FAVRE (BRETT FAVRE PASS TO DONALD DRIVER FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION) |
Drive: 7 plays, 67 yds, 1:24