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The first time, it happened early in the first quarter. The Saints’ first fourth-down stop against the Jaguars was a huge moment in the game.
It really shifted the momentum in the favor of the Saints, taking the wind out of the Jaguars’ sails for the entire first quarter to allow the Saints to jump out to an early lead.
Late in the game, the Saints made it happen three times more, stopping the Jaguars on three consecutive stalled drives.
If any of those fourth-down attempts had been successful, the Jaguars likely would have had extra points on the board to bring the game into closer contention. That is, of course, in addition to the probable huge momentum shifts and a renewed crowd presence.
Instead, the Saints defense stepped up and showed their dominance, and shut the Jaguars down on all four fourth-down attempts to retain control of the game.