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1. Pick, and uh oh.

A lot went appropriate for the Buccaneers aboriginal Sunday, and little went appropriate for the Jaguars. The aboriginal quarter’s key play: An interception by Buccaneers linebacker Devin White off Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence that concluded Jacksonville’s abandoned control of the quarter. That gave the Buccaneers control at their 44, and they collection 56 yards for a three-yard touchdown canyon from quarterback Baker Mayfield to advanced receiver Mike Evans for a 10-0 Tampa Bay advance with 12:53 actual in the additional quarter. Jaguars arresting accouterment Adam Gotsis’ third-down canyon defensed on the game’s aperture control chock-full that drive and led to a 24-yard acreage ambition by Buccaneers article Chase McLaughlin.

2. Advanced right.

The Jaguars showed activity in the additional quarter, with amateur free-agent advanced receiver Elijah Cooks giving the breach a bare lift on the drive anon afterward Evans’ touchdown. Cooks, who active with the Jaguars as a bookish chargeless abettor afterwards the 2023 NFL Draft, bent three passes for 38 yards on the drive. His 23-yard accession from Lawrence angry third-and-12 from the Jaguars 35 into a aboriginal bottomward at the Buccaneers 42. His 13-yard accession from Lawrence angry third-and-seven from the Buccaneers 39 into a aboriginal bottomward at the Buccaneers 26. But the drive stalled, and Jaguars article Brandon McManus absent advanced larboard from 52 yards to accumulate the Buccaneers’ advance at 10-0 with 6:20 actual in the additional quarter. McManus absent acreage goals of 55 and 50 yards in a accident to the Baltimore Ravens aftermost week.

3. Oh no, no, no.

Unpacking Jaguars
Unpacking Jaguars

Mistakes in key moments accept apparitional the Jaguars in contempo weeks, and addition in this attitude came backward in the aboriginal half. The Jaguars appeared to accept chock-full a Buccaneers drive aback cornerback Tyson Campbell bankrupt up a continued fourth-down canyon from Mayfield to Evans abreast the ambition line. But assurance Andre Cisco hit Mayfield backward afterwards the canyon and was alleged for roughing the passer. Instead of the Jaguars accepting a aboriginal bottomward at their 34, the Buccaneers had a aboriginal bottomward at the Jaguars 19. That led anon to a 31-yard acreage ambition by McLaughlin that pushed the Buccaneers’ advance to 13-0 with 2:27 actual in the additional quarter.

4. Bollix and yet addition uh oh.

If the bold didn’t feel over afterwards McLaughlin’s additional acreage goal, it appealing abundant did a few account later. With the Jaguars still aural two scores, Lawrence on second-and-five from the Jaguars 41, threw abysmal bottomward the average for bound end Evan Engram. Lawrence threw high, with Buccaneers assurance Antoine Winfield active a sliding interception at the Buccaneers 35 – Tampa Bay’s additional interception off Lawrence of the game. The Buccaneers collection 65 yards on seven plays, with Mayfield throwing a additional touchdown canyon to Evans – this one bottomward the average for 22 yards – to extend the Buccaneers’ advance to 20-0 with :45 actual in the additional quarter. “We’re aloof not winning,” Engram said. “It was an instance [earlier in the season] of us affliction ourselves, but now we’re affliction ourselves and we’re apace accepting beat. We accept to amount it out. There’s a lot of accursed assignment we accept to do.”

5. Extending the lead.

Sunday’s additional bisected didn’t affection abounding highlight moments; such is the attributes of such biased games. Whatever adventitious the Jaguars had of a improvement all-but concluded aboriginal in the bisected aback Lawrence committed his third about-face of the bold – one that afresh led to a Tampa Bay touchdown. Lawrence on the aperture control of the third division was sacked on first-and-10 from the Jaguars 49 by alfresco linebacker Yaya Diaby, who recovered the after bollix at the Jaguars 37. The Buccaneers collection 37 yards in bristles plays, with active aback Rachaad White’s two-yard run extending the advance to 27-0 with 11:30 actual in the third quarter.

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