NFL Pre-Season Week 3: Jaguars vs. Falcons Live Blog
The Jacksonville Jaguars will visit the Atlanta Falcons in the Week 3 Preseason Finals with kickoff Saturday, August 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The pre-season was largely positive and encouraging, despite their 0-3 record. Former first-round pick Josh Allen has looked impressive so far, as well as 2022 first-round pick Travon Walker. The real surprise of the preseason was the emergence of free agent Arden Key, who was a threat to transmissions lining up inside and terrorizing quarterbacks. The team’s first defense did a great job on third downs and passing.
On your marks… get set… let’s go!
Here’s everything you need to know to watch, listen to or follow today’s Jaguars game.
It’s time for the live blog…
4:30 p.m.: Jacksonville’s Xavier Crawford intercepts Desmond Ridder to end the first half. Atlanta leads 14-12 at halftime.
4:28 p.m.: Landing, Jaguars! EJ Perry found Laquon Treadwell for a seven-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion was not good. The Falcons lead 14-12.
4:21 p.m.: EJ Perry to Tim Jones for another long gain, 41 yards this time. Jones is a player!
4:12 p.m.: from Atlanta Quinton Bell blocks Logan Cooke’s punt. The Falcons take over at the 1-yard line and Qadree Ollison hits it in one play later. The Falcons lead the Jaguars 14-6 with 3:31 left in the first half.
AHHHHHHHHHH OH MY BELL
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 27, 2022
4:00 p.m.: James McCourt adds another goal, this time at 38 yards. The Falcons lead the Jaguars 7-6.
3:49 p.m.: Bag lunch! De’Shaan Dixon sacks Desmond Ridder to force the fourth down.
3:41 p.m.: End of the first quarter, the Falcons lead the Jaguars 7-3.
3:35 p.m.: Bit of a wild streak on the last disc. EJ Perry hit Tim Jones for an early 49-yard gain. Later, Perry found Laviska Shenault in the end zone, but she was recalled due to a hold call on Darryl Williams. Newly signed kicker Jake Verity then missed a 46-yard field goal.
3:27 p.m.: The Falcons are on the board. Desmond Ridder joined Tyler Allgeier for a two-yard touchdown pass. Atlanta leads Jacksonville 7-3 with 4:30 left in the first quarter.
3:14 p.m.: We got a kicker, y’all. The Jaguars lead 3-0 after James McCourt had a 54-yard field goal on his first kick with the team. It feels good.
3:12 p.m.: These Bible verses are about to be pulled tomorrow by Daniel Thomas.
️ WAR TURNOVER
Daniel Thomas with an interception on the first play from scrimmage. He’ll probably make the roster, but it might help cement it.pic.twitter.com/n2EY7Y5Fn3
— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) August 27, 2022
3:04 p.m.: The Jaguars won tossed and deferred. The Falcons will start on offense and the Jaguars on defense. Time to watch Devin Lloyd, folks
2:52 p.m.: Very, very ready to see Devin Lloyd in action.
2:51 p.m.: You asked yourself the question “Why is K’Lavon Chaisson playing today? a lot and…well…the answer is because he’s not good enough to win the preseason finale. He is a substitute and the two players in his position are inactive. Imagine you don’t know what round K’Lavon Chaisson was drafted in and it starts to make sense.
2:19 p.m.: Looks like newly acquired offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen could play some today against the Falcons.
1:45 p.m.: It might be easier to post that is play, to be honest. It’s interesting that Jawaan Taylor is officially inactive, but Walker Little isn’t after what head coach Doug Pederson said earlier. Here is the full list of Jaguars not playing today.
12:17 p.m.: Doug Pederson said Walker Little and Jawaan Taylor will not play today.
RT Walker Little & Jawaan Taylor won’t play today, but Coach Pederson wants to wait to announce a starter.
Expect LB Devin Lloyd to play about a quarterback today. https://t.co/Q539Z0nT6a
— Ashlyn Sullivan (@ashlynrsullivan) August 27, 2022