With Troy Williamson laying face-down on the field in the second quarter of Jacksonville's 31-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Jaguars seemed to have been sucker-punched from several different directions.
Earlier in the quarter, after a questionable non-call on pass interference against Arizona safety Adrian Wilson, the Cardinals had blocked a field goal that would've cut their lead to 10-6, returning it for a touchdown to go up 17-3.
On Arizona's next drive, though, Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith forced a fumble that Jacksonville recovered. As the Jaguars drove down the field, gaining 44 yards in five plays, their luck seemed to be balancing out.
When Garrard hit Williamson on an 11-yard catch-and-run, though, that scale tilted hard in favor of the Cardinals.
As Williamson ran toward the sideline, Arizona corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie pulled the ball loose as Adrian Wilson closed in. Wilson stepped awkwardly on Williamson, who fell to the ground, before recovering the fumble.
Less than three minutes remained in the first half, but Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner needed little time to dink and dunk for 68 yards, capping the drive with a five-yard touchdown pass to running back Jason Wright.
Meanwhile, Jaguars team doctors were examining Williamson's shoulder. After the game, coach Jack Del Rio revealed that the injury was a torn labrum that would sideline Williamson for the season.
Merely 24 yards from a 17-10 halftime deficit, Jacksonville had lost the ball and a starting receiver on what turned out to be a 14-point fumble. The Cardinals led 24-3 at the break, and the blowout had set in.