During his 11 seasons with the New England Patriots, getting physically and mentally prepared wasn’t always the most difficult part of Vince Wilfork’s pre-game preparation. Sometimes, it was avoiding the temptation to take a detour while walking into Gillette Stadium.
There’s nothing like seeing the fans in the parking lot, Wilfork told Sporting News during a Friday morning telephone interview. People have their jerseys on. They’ve got the games going on (TV), they’ve got the grills and they’ve got the beer.
You can be 100 percent honest about it, they did a good job executing today, said Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. They outplayed us. You’ve got to take your hat off to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But it’s only one game. … We’ve just got to make it up. It happened. It’s very unfortunate. We did a lot of uncharacteristic things.
Flacco, who finished 8 for 18 for 28 yards, was intercepted twice, once by A.J. Bouye in the second quarter and once by Jalen Ramsey in the third.
Bortles also left the game early, replaced by Chad Henne on the Jaguars’ first drive of the fourth quarter after completing 20 of 31 passes for 244 yards.
Fournette, who finished with 59 yards on 15 carries, became the first Jaguars player to rush for a touchdown in each of his first three games.
Cravens announced on social media Thursday that he would give away a box of his jerseys. He said he figured maybe 50 to 100 people would show up. Instead, there were 50 people already in line two hours before Cravens was scheduled to appear. By the time he was done, there were an estimated 1,000 people in line. After handing out his jerseys, he shook hands and took pictures with those who remained in line.
Redskins safety Su’a Cravens was greeted by teammates Anthony Lanier and Fabian Moreau after handing out jerseys. Cravens, 22, is on the reserve/exempt list and said he’s going to retire.