The Stat Line of the Night — 10/31/10 — David Garrard
In a game that took place on Halloween, the Jaguars were anything but spooked by the lowly Dallas Cowboys. Although the Cowboys are a team laden with talent, they have stumbled their way through the season and were exposed again yesterday by a solid Jacksonville Jaguars team. The Jaguars had stumbled a bit of their own the last couple weeks, losing by 22 and 27 in their prior two games, but nothing serves as an elixir to an ailing NFL team these days like playing the Cowboys. Garrard took full advantage.
Garrard completed his first 12 passes in a row, only missing in the third quarter to avoid a sack. He finished the day 17 for 21 and threw for 260 yards. His counterpart on the Cowboys, Kitna, threw for 379 yards but had four costly interceptions. Garrard stayed poised and threw 4 touchdowns while not turning over the ball at all. His quarterback rating was near-perfect, coming in at 157.8. His 4 touchdowns ties a Jaguars record for passing touchdowns in a game.
The Jaguars are now 4-4 and looking to make a playoff push in the stacked AFC South. It is a tough division in which they find themselves in 4th (last) place, however they are only 1 game behind the division leaders, Houston and Indy, who match up tonight. If the Jags can win tough games in their own division, they will have a shot at moving into the playoffs. For now they are on the outside looking in, but with David Garrard under center and putting up “Stat Lines of the Night”, they have a chance.