Drive Chart
JAC
MIA

No Text

Blake Bortles rallies Jaguars past Dolphins 17-7

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Weeks after losing his job, Blake Bortles stepped back into the Jacksonville Jaguars huddle with the score tied and the offense sputtering.

''He said, `Let's go, boys, I'm back,''' teammate Dede Westbrook said.

Bortles came off the bench late in the third quarter and provided a spark Sunday, helping Jacksonville eliminate the Miami Dolphins from the AFC playoff race by winning 17-7 .

Bortles took the Jaguars 51 yards for a short field goal and 10-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. On the next series, Telvin Smith Sr. intercepted Ryan Tannehill and scored on a 33-yard return to seal the Jaguars' victory.

''To get the opportunity to go play with those guys and share a win with them is awesome,'' Bortles said.

The Dolphins (7-8) will sit out the playoffs for the 15th time in the past 17 years.

''We're on the outside looking in,'' defensive tackle Akeem Spence said, ''and it stinks.''

Miami will finish at .500 or worse for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, leaving the jobs of coach Adam Gase and top executives in jeopardy.

Play-caller Gase acknowledged his offense was terrible.

''It was brutal to watch, to be a part of,'' he said.

Jacksonville (5-10) won for only the second time in the past 11 games.

Jaguars starter Cody Kessler bruised his throwing shoulder when hit as he threw a pass and left the game late in the first half. He returned to begin the third quarter, but after being sacked for a fifth time was replaced again by Bortles.

Coach Doug Marrone said he made the change because he thought Bortles' superior mobility would help against Miami's stout pass rush. Marrone declined to say which quarterback will start the season finale next Sunday, and Bortles declined to lobby for the assignment.

''I just work here, man,'' he said. ''I signed up for three years, and until those three years are up or they let me go, I'll play when they need me.''

Bortles finished 5 of 6 for 39 yards, and ran four times for 25 yards . The third overall pick in the 2014 draft, he lost the starting job to Kessler in Week 13.

''He gave us a huge lift,'' Westbrook said. ''It felt like old times again.''

After Bortles helped the Jags take the lead, their defense provided the exclamation point. Tannehill had a first down at his 32 when he pumped and threw off his back foot. Smith stepped in front of the intended receiver and scored untouched.

''Don't think you're going to chase me down and tackle me when I got the rock,'' Smith said.

Tannehill said the primary receiver was covered and he forced a pass elsewhere.

''Got to be smart there and throw the ball away,'' Tannehill said.

Tannehill went 15 of 22 for 146 yards with one touchdown.

There was no miracle reminiscent of the Dolphins' previous home game, when they beat New England with a double lateral on the final play. An attempted double pass in the closing minutes went haywire and resulted in a holding penalty.

The two offenses surprisingly traded touchdowns on their opening drives, which covered 78 and 75 yards, but then resumed their season-long sputtering ways. Each team committed 10 penalties.

Calais Campbell led the Jaguars' defensive charge with a forced and recovered fumble, a sack, two tackles for a loss and three quarterback hurries.

INEPTITUDE

Miami and Jacksonville took turns showing why their records aren't better. Kessler lost a fumble cocking his arm to throw, but the Dolphins failed to capitalize on the gift, missing a field goal.

The Dolphins allowed a long punt return to give the Jaguars a chance at a 56-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, but Kai Forbath's kick fell short of the 20-yard line.

Campbell's takeaway gave the Jaguars a scoring chance at the Miami 17, but three plays later they were at their own 47 and punted.

INJURY REPORT

Jaguars: T Josh Wells left the game in the second quarter with a concussion.

Dolphins: Reserve DT Ziggy Hood hurt his hamstring.

UP NEXT

The Dolphins close the season Sunday when they try for a series sweep at Buffalo. Miami beat the Bills in Week 13.

The Jaguars conclude their season Sunday at the Texans, who won when the teams met in Week 7.

---

More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP-NFL

---

Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine.

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
L. Fournette 27 RB
43 RuYds, RuTD, 28 ReYds, 3 RECs
12
FPTS
R. Tannehill 17 QB
146 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 22 RuYds
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:34
K.Forbath extra point is GOOD Center-M.Overton Holder-L.Cooke.
plays
yds
pos
17
7
Touchdown 9:43
R.Tannehill pass short right intended for K.Ballage INTERCEPTED by Tel.Smith [C.Campbell] at MIA 33. Tel.Smith for 33 yards TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on JAC-Tel.Smith Unsportsmanlike Conduct 15 yards enforced between downs. Penalty on JAC-Y.Ngakoue Unsportsmanlike Conduct declined.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
16
7
Field Goal 10:59
K.Forbath 26 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Overton Holder-L.Cooke.
10
plays
51
yds
4:46
pos
10
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:29
K.Forbath extra point is GOOD Center-M.Overton Holder-L.Cooke.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 2:29
C.Reed reported in as eligible. L.Fournette left guard for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
75
yds
7:20
pos
6
7
Point After TD 9:49
J.Sanders extra point is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 9:49
R.Tannehill pass short middle to B.Bolden for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
78
yds
5:11
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:45 25:15
1st Downs 19 11
Rushing 8 2
Passing 8 8
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 6-13 2-9
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 244 183
Total Plays 62 43
Avg Gain 3.9 4.3
Net Yards Rushing 126 62
Rush Attempts 32 18
Avg Rush Yards 3.9 3.4
Net Yards Passing 118 121
Comp. - Att. 17-24 15-22
Yards Per Pass 4.9 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 6-27 3-25
Penalties - Yards 10-97 10-95
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-35.2 6-38.7
Return Yards 46 68
Punts - Returns 4-46 2-12
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 3-56
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 1/2
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 1/2 0/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Jaguars 5-10 7001017
Dolphins 7-8 70007
118 PASS YDS 121
126 RUSH YDS 62
244 TOTAL YDS 183
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Kessler 6 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 106 0 0 86.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 709 2 2 77.4
C. Kessler 12/17 106 0 0 2
B. Bortles 5 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
83.3% 39 0 0 93.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.8% 2611 13 10 82.2
B. Bortles 5/6 39 0 0 3
D. Westbrook 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
D. Westbrook 0/1 0 0 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Hyde 34 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
162 558 5
C. Hyde 8 47 0 19 4
L. Fournette 27 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 439 5
L. Fournette 18 43 1 9 12
B. Bortles 5 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 350 1
B. Bortles 4 25 0 14 3
D. Westbrook 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 98 0
D. Westbrook 1 9 0 9 4
C. Kessler 6 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 123 0
C. Kessler 1 2 0 2 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Westbrook 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 707 5
D. Westbrook 8 7 45 0 22 4
D. Moncrief 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 647 3
D. Moncrief 4 4 43 0 19 4
L. Fournette 27 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 185 1
L. Fournette 5 3 28 0 11 12
R. Greene 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 60 0
R. Greene 2 2 22 0 12 2
T. Bohanon 40 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 41 0
T. Bohanon 1 1 7 0 7 0
B. Bell 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 67 0
B. Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Cole 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 446 1
K. Cole 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Jack 44 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-28 1 2.0
M. Jack 7-1 0.0 0 0
T. Smith 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
92-32 2 1.0
T. Smith 5-1 0.0 1 0
T. Gipson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-10 1 0.0
T. Gipson 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Wilson 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
J. Wilson 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-8 1 0.0
A. Bouye 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ramsey 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-3 3 0.0
J. Ramsey 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Campbell 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-17 0 9.0
C. Campbell 3-0 1.0 0 1
A. Jones 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 0 1.0
A. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
Y. Ngakoue 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-1 0 8.0
Y. Ngakoue 2-0 1.0 0 0
M. Dareus 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-9 0 1.0
M. Dareus 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jackson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 0 2.0
M. Jackson 1-0 1.0 0 0
N. DeLuca 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 1.0
N. DeLuca 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hayden 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-7 1 1.0
D. Hayden 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Forbath 2 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/4 3/3
K. Forbath 1/2 26 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Cooke 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 37.6 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
77 44.5 36
L. Cooke 5 37.6 4 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Westbrook 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 11.5 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 15.6 74 1
D. Westbrook 4 11.5 44 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Tannehill 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.2% 146 1 1 82.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65% 1832 17 7 99.0
R. Tannehill 15/22 146 1 1 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Drake 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
109 492 4
K. Drake 6 23 0 9 5
R. Tannehill 17 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 136 0
R. Tannehill 3 22 0 12 11
K. Ballage 27 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 144 1
K. Ballage 4 10 0 6 4
B. Bolden 38 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 91 2
B. Bolden 4 9 0 7 4
D. Amendola 80 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
D. Amendola 1 -2 0 -2 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Amendola 80 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 549 1
D. Amendola 3 3 40 0 20 4
K. Ballage 27 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 55 0
K. Ballage 4 2 39 0 31 4
K. Drake 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 425 5
K. Drake 5 4 31 0 14 5
D. Parker 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 309 1
D. Parker 3 2 13 0 7 1
D. Smythe 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 36 0
D. Smythe 2 1 9 0 9 0
M. Gesicki 86 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 184 0
M. Gesicki 1 1 5 0 5 0
K. Stills 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 526 6
K. Stills 2 1 5 0 5 0
B. Bolden 38 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 4 1
B. Bolden 1 1 4 1 4 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. McMillan 52 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
67-31 0 0.0
R. McMillan 7-3 0.0 0 0
R. Jones 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-13 2 0.0
R. Jones 6-1 0.0 0 0
B. McCain 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-11 1 2.0
B. McCain 6-0 0.0 0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-28 2 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-16 0 1.0
D. Godchaux 4-2 0.0 0 0
T. McTyer 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-8 0 0.0
T. McTyer 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Baker 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-22 1 2.0
J. Baker 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Quinn 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-13 0 6.0
R. Quinn 2-1 1.0 0 0
A. Spence 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-19 0 2.0
A. Spence 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Hull 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Hull 2-0 0.0 0 0
Ja. Davis 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
Ja. Davis 2-0 1.0 0 1
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 2.0
A. Branch 2-0 1.0 0 0
C. Armstrong 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Armstrong 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-10 0 1.0
C. Harris 1-0 1.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-14 0 5.0
C. Wake 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Woodard 76 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 1.0
J. Woodard 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
Z. Hood 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Sanders 7 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
17/19 33/34
J. Sanders 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
82 45.2 34
M. Haack 6 46.3 3 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Drake 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 18.7 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 20.5 25 0
K. Drake 3 18.7 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Amendola 80 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 5.6 12 0
D. Amendola 2 6.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:49 JAC 25 7:20 13 75 TD
0:46 JAC 41 2:35 5 19 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:13 JAC 7 2:34 5 26 Fumble
6:06 JAC 37 3:11 6 11 Punt
0:03 MIA 38 0:04 1 0 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 JAC 25 5:17 8 31 Punt
8:28 MIA 17 2:16 3 -36 Punt
3:48 JAC 34 1:28 3 -1 Punt
0:42 JAC 41 4:46 10 51 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:14 JAC 13 5:14 10 60 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 22 5:11 8 78 TD
2:29 MIA 24 1:43 3 5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:11 MIA 11 2:58 3 22 Punt
7:39 JAC 33 1:33 4 5 FG Miss
2:55 MIA 13 2:51 6 17 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:43 MIA 11 1:15 3 6 Fumble
6:12 MIA 17 2:24 5 1 Punt
2:20 MIA 28 1:38 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:56 MIA 25 1:22 3 7 INT
9:34 MIA 23 4:20 6 14 Punt