In his sixth game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Urban Meyer finally earned his first victory as an NFL coach.
After a 0-5 start to their tenure, Meyer and the Jaguars were victorious in London on Sunday, beating the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on a 53-yard last-second field goal by Matthew Wright.
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The victory was not easy, as the Jaguars fell 20-17 in the fourth quarter after Meyer made the questionable decision to try his luck in fourth with a 4-point lead. The Jaguars would eventually return to win the game, however, as Wright scored two long field goals – one in 54 and one in 53 – in the final four minutes of the game and the Jaguars’ defense stopped the Dolphins when they attempted. go look for their side of the field with the score tied and less than two minutes to play.
As the Jaguars faced the 4th and 8th from the 44-yard line and with just five seconds left in rule, Meyer made the smart decision to throw a 9-yard tilt at Laviska Shenault and immediately call a time out, thus preparing the winning match. field objective.
“I will never forget that for the rest of my life,” Meyer said in his post-game press conference.
Meyer’s start to his coaching career was tumultuous, as he faced a public reprimand for his behavior off the pitch after the Jaguars’ fourth loss of the season to the Bengals, but the Jaguars – who had lost 20 Back-to-back games dating back to last season before Sunday – will now have the momentum of a win before their week off before returning to action against the Seahawks in Week 8.