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Bills-Jaguars Report Card

Grading the Bills

Running game (C-) Parrish TD run made numbers look decent. But Thomas, the featured back, had only 46 yards and 3.1 average. They really missed Lynch.

Passing game (D) Losman completed 13 throws to running backs. So much for gunslinging. He's started and finished six games this year and been bad in five.

Run defense (C) Shut down Jones-Drew until late and stiffened in second half. But no excuse for Taylor going 50 yards for a TD without being touched.

Pass defense (D) Garrard had career-high 296 yards and was sacked only once. Whitner said DBs weren't on same page at times.

Special teams (F) Possibly the worst outing of April's tenure. Had too many men on the field on one punt, not enough on another. Offside on kickoff, too.

Coaching (D) Bad special teams, inconsistent pass defense, timid offensive game plan. Jauron's postgame comments virtually useless.

Grading the Jaguars

Running game (B) Went away from the run after early success, made some curious play calls in short-yardage situations. Jones-Drew ran sideways.

Passing game (A) Garrard was magnificent, still hasn't thrown an interception. It's a wonder Jauron didn't run out and offer him a contract on the spot.

Run defense (B ) Nothing spectacular, but nothing spectacular was required against Thomas and Co. Looked bad on Parrish reverse.

Pass defense (A-) Played Cover 2 to perfection, taking away deep and intermediate throws. And they didn't have their best corner and middle linebacker.

Special teams (A) Lived up to high ranking in kickoff coverage. Scobee was perfect on five field goals, several of the chip-shot variety.

Coaching (B) Strong game plan on both sides of the ball. Play-calling in the red zone left a lot to be desired. Won't beat Pats or Colts with field goals.

-- Compiled by News football writers

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