Two days ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars entered halftime with a lead over the Cincinnati Bengals, but couldn’t hold on.
Unfortunately for the Jaguars, it wasn’t to be as the Bengals hit a last second field goal en route to a 24-21 win. Following the game, head coach Urban Meyer made an interesting admission.
Right before halftime, Jacksonville failed to find the endzone on a fourth-and-goal play as quarterback Trevor Lawrence was stopped. After the game, Meyer revealed the play was meant to go to running back James Robinson.
Here’s what he said, via Pro Football Talk:
“It was actually designed to get James [Robinson] on the outside,” Meyer told reporters. “We were going to fake like we were going inside because there was going to be a real expectation that it was going to be real heavy defense inside and then flip to James, and the end went up field on us. There were the two thoughts, and you look back now and James is running the ball hard, our offensive line was playing well too.”
In the end, the Jaguars didn’t score – and gave up the chance for a 17-0 lead by opting to go for it instead of kicking a field goal.
Meyer admitted the team was heartbroken after the loss.
“It’s devastating, heartbreaking,” Meyer told reporters. “Usually I’m not wrong about stuff like that that I just see a good team in there. I see good guys, good hearts. I see guys at work and I told them I’m not wrong about that stuff. This team is going to win some games.”
Next up for Jacksonville is a battle against Tennessee Titans.