Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
Fred Jackson wound up with 109 rushing yards today.
In the opening drive of the second quarter, Fitzpatrick threw a pass intended for Steve Johnson. Ex-Bills MLB Paul Posluszny stepped in front of the pass for an interception. Posluszny's pick gave Jacksonville great field position at the Bills 33.
It didn't take long for the Jaguars to get down to the Bills' 3-yard line, but a personal foul drove them back. They eventually settled for a 36-yard Josh Scobee field goal to cut the Bills' lead to 7-3.
The score by Jacksonville extended its streak of success in the red zone. Coming into the game, the Jaguars were the only NFL team in 2012 to score on every red-zone possession. In 22 possessions, they had scored 12 touchdowns and kicked 10 field goals. That's pretty interesting when you consider this is a 2-10 team we are talking about.
The Bills drove the ball to the Jags' 37, where they were faced with a fourth-and-five situation. It was no man's land. The Bills decided to go for it, but the pass to Scott Chandler was knocked away.
From there, the Jaguars drove down the field thanks to some pass interference calls on CB Ron Brooks. Down on the 1-yard line, Chad Henne scored on a naked bootleg to give Jacksonville the lead at 10-7.
Marcus Easley was active Sunday, and he promptly returned the kickoff to the Jaguars' 45. He was hit late out of bounds, so the Bills started the drive at the Jags' 26. Talk about field position.
Brad Smith ran the Wild Cat for 10 yards. Where has he been all year? Then on third-and-six from the Jags' 11, Fitzpatrick hit Scott Chandler in the end zone for a touchdown to give the Bills a 14-10 lead.
We have been calling for the Bills to look for Chandler in the red zone. He is just too big for secondaries to handle down there.
On the first play for Jacksonville following the score, Mario Williams stripped the ball from Henne and recovered the fumble at the Jaguars' 14. But this time the Bills had to settle for a 29-yard Rian Lindell field goal to go up 17-10 at the half.