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NFL: Jaguars Come Close, But Fall to Minnesota in OT, 27-24

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota The Vikings overcame a 10-point deficit in a second half for the second straight game on the way to a 27-24 NFL victory in overtime over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It marked the Jaguars’ first overtime game since a 20-17 victory against the Chargers in 2017.

On Monday Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone named Mike Glennon the starting QB for Sunday’s home game against the Titans.

“I just think right now in practice Mike is throwing better and gives us the best chance to win,” Marrone said. “We’re going to look at Mike and we’re going to evaluate, and really trying to clean up some things.”

Glennon completed 28 of 42 passes for 280 yards against Minnesota.

Last Sunday the Vikings’ Dan Bailey connected on a 23-yard field goal for the win to cap a 41-yard scoring drive with 1:49 left in OT.

Minnesota’s winning drive began at the Jaguars 46-yard line after the 27th career interception by Harrison Smith. Bailey had a shot at a 51-yarder in the game’s final minute or regulation, but it went wide left.

Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson scored on a one-yard run. Glennon then completed two point -conversion pass to Collin Johnson to tie the game. The Jaguars picked up a third-and-6 with a 22-yard with a completion to DJ Chark, Jr., four plays before Robinson’s score.

Robinson turned in 108 scrimmage yards and one TD, becoming the first undrafted rookie in NFL history to total 1,250 scrimmage yards through the first 13 weeks of a season.

Jacksonville’s Chase McLaughlin, who spent part of this season on Minnesota’s practice squad, was short on a 62-yard attempt as time expired. Both kickers each missed an extra point in the game.

Jacksonville’s Laviska Shenault Jr. scored his second TD of the season on a 28-yard pass from Glennon with 12:33 remaining in the first quarter to give the Jaguars a 6-0 lead. Shenault finished with three catches for 38 yards and one score and two rushes for 30 yards.

Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack made 11 tackles and recovered a fumble in Vikings’ territory. Jack has recorded 85 tackles this season and the game marked the third game of his career with 10-plus tackles and a takeaway.

Jaguars’ linebacker Joe Schobert returned an interception for 43 yards. Schobert recorded his second consecutive game with a takeaway and scored his first-career TD on a 43-yard pick-six in the third quarter.

Schobert finished with 12 tackles, including a sack.

The Jaguars had leads of 9-0 in the first half and 16-6 one snap into the third quarter. The Vikings totaled 420 yards and allowed 390 net yards by the Jaguars. The Vikings defense was able to record a safety of Glennon for a 21-16 lead with 14:11 remaining in regulation.

Former Florida State star Dalvin Cook rushed 32 times for 120 yards for the Vikings.

Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins finished 28-of-43 passing for 305 yards and three scores. Justin Jefferson had a big day with nine receptions for 121 yards and a score. Adam Thielen added eight catches for 75 yards and a score.

Jacksonville (1-11) dropped its 11th game in a row after winning its season opener. Minnesota improved to 6-6 on the season, reaching a .500 record for the first time and keeping itself in position to make a run at a spot in the NFC Playoffs.

In roster news the Jaguars signed cornerbacks Quenton Meeks and Trevor Williams, receiver Damion Willis and defensive tackle Gabe Wright to the practice squad.

Jacksonville hosts Tennessee Sunday at 1 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field.

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