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NFL: Jacksonville 24, Atlanta 14

Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM   |   Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Jordan Palmer led Jacksonville on two long scoring drives in the second half Thursday that lifted the Jaguars to a 24-14 win over Atlanta.

The exhibition contest was tied heading into the fourth period, but Josh Scobee kicked a 39-yard field goal that put the Jaguars in front 17-14. His kick ended a 13-play, 75-yard march.

Palmer then drove Jacksonville another 70 yards in nine plays with Richard Murphy finishing off the march on a 5-yard run.

After the teams battled to a 7-7 halftime tie, both sides produced lengthy touchdown passes in the third quarter. Jacksonville's Chad Henne hit Kevin Elliott with a 77-yarder that put the Jaguars in front, but Atlanta tied it on a 49-yard throw from Dominque Davis to Kevin Cone midway through the third.

Henne completed 4-of-6 passes for 106 yards. Davis went the entire game for the Falcons, completing 14-of-24 for 175 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

Jacksonville finished the preseason at 3-1 and will open at Minnesota. The Falcons went 1-3 and will get the regular season started in Kansas City.

Topics: Josh Scobee
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