With 1:12 left in the game and on second down, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone attempted a field goal. The play made sense: Since Jacksonville was down by 10 to the Rams and needed two possessions regardless, it’d be better to get points as soon as possible instead of pissing away the clock with more Blake Bortles overthrows. This wise decision proved to be meaningless when kicker Jason Myers missed the 54-yard try.
Myers made one out of three field goals Sunday, with his make coming from 41 yards. Both misses were from 54, and after the game, he was more than happy to talk about them:
Not all the blame for the Jaguars’ loss can be laid upon Myers. Pretty much every part of the special teams was terrible in its own way. Brad Nortman has his punt blocked and returned by Malcolm Brown for an eight-yard TD, and at the beginning of the game, Jacksonville allowed Pharoh Cooper to return a kickoff 103 yards for a score. Everyone in that unit must be feeling as great today as Myers.