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Packers Blocked Jaguars Punt With Just 10 Players On The Field


Nothing to see here, just the Jaguars being the Jaguars. What other teams could appear in this story and not surprise you? The Chiefs? The Jets? From the Green Bay Press Gazette:

Davon House saw several players on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ punt team point him out as he shifted toward the ball from his jammer position and figured he would have no chance to get to rookie punter Bryan Anger. He was wrong. Even though they identified him as a possible rusher, no one blocked him, and it turned into the biggest play in the Green Bay Packers’ closer-than-expected 24-15 win on Sunday at Lambeau Field. House, one of the Packers backup cornerbacks, had a free rush at Anger and blocked the punt, which was recovered in the end zone by rookie linebacker Dezman Moses. The touchdown gave the Packers a 14-3 lead with 8:45 left in the second quarter. … Adding to the Jaguars’ indignity on that play was this: The Packers had only 10 players on the field, and Jacksonville still couldn’t get everyone blocked. Several players on the Packers’ punt return team said they had no idea that they were one player short. Indeed, they had only eight players in the box plus the jammer on the right side, Jarrett Bush, and return man Randall Cobb deep. The missing player appeared to be rookie Jarrett Boykin.