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Pats defeat Jags despite absence of stalwarts

Steve Israel shut down the Jaguars opening drive by forcing a fumble at mid-field. Drew Bledsoe captialized upon it with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Troy Brown.
Then on the ensuing kickoff, Vernon Crawford forced a fumble on the Jaguars 27-yard line to set up another Vinatieri field goal.
Bledsoe wrapped up the first half with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ben Coates to push the score to 20-7.
For the rest of the game the Jaguars played catch-up. Vinatieri's final field goal attempt sailed wide left and gave the Jaguars a shot at the endzone with :28 left on the clock with the score 26-20. Brunell sailed the ball 70 yards only to have it batted down at the goal line by two Patriots defenders.

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