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Jaguars lose game and Joeckel

Jaguars lose game and Joeckel

A double dose of bad news for the Jaguars today as they lose the game to St. Louis and lose top draft pick Luke Joeckel for the season with a high ankle fracture.

Joeckel was injured early when he was rolled up on and left the game on a cart. Coach Gus Bradley confirming he was done for the season after the game with a fracture of his ankle. That injury comes just a few days after the team traded its other tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens for a couple draft picks. 

As for the game, the Jags were done in by two Blaine Gabbert interceptions, one for a touchdown, and let one of the league's worst rushing teams go for 143 yards on the ground. Gabbert was pulled from the game in the second half with a hamstring injury. It's the sixth game in his last ten starts where he wasn't able to finish a game he started. 

Justin Blackmon did have five catches for 136 yards and a 67 yard touchdown in his debut, while Maurice Jones-Drew had his most productive game of the season with 70 yards on 17 carries. 

Next week the Jags travel to Denver to take on the Broncos.

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