NFL London: Jacksonville Jaguars beat Miami Dolphins 23-20 in thriller

Trevor Lawrence celebrated his first win in what could be an exciting NFL career, after the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Miami Dolphins in thrilling London.
After being called the best quarterback his generation, Lawrence was the number 1 pick in the draft. However, the Jaguars entered the game with a 0-5 record.

They had to win twice, bringing it back at the other end with a 54-yard field kick with 3:45 remaining.

The crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was 60,784 and looked ready to be treated to overtime. With the Jaguars on fourth place, and the Jaguars on eighth, there were five seconds remaining.

They ran the play and made first down. With one second remaining, they called a timeout. Matthew Wright kicked a field goal from 53 yards to seal a crucial victory.

Jacksonville's last win was in 2020's season opener. This ended a 20-game losing streak that was the longest in Super Bowl history.

Urban Meyer, a coach under pressure, won his first NFL victory. This was after Shahid Khan, Jaguars owner, said that he needed to "regain trust and respect" following "inexcusable conduct" in viral videos earlier this month.

Although Lawrence is expected to be an NFL star at the age of 14, it was Meyer who, just a few weeks before, was working as a software engineer. This win was something both Lawrence and Meyer will never forget.

Wright had only made four field-goal attempts before he was signed to Jacksonville's practice team on September 27th.

Lawrence answered the question of Wright, "I just said 'way for man to be ready'." It was impossible to imagine it."

Wright's heroics were overshadowed by Lawrence's 25-of-41 passes for 319 yards. This is the most Lawrence has ever managed in his young career.

Miami's TuaTagovailoa returned three weeks ago with cracked ribs and had 324 yards, including two touchdown passes to Jaylen waddle. However, that was not enough to stop the Dolphins from falling to 1-5 after they failed to win since the season's opener.

London's best-known game sees young stars shine

This was the 30th regular season game in London since 2007's start of the NFL's international series. It was undoubtedly the best.

Both Lawrence and Tagovailoa needed to win for different reasons. The young quarterbacks displayed maturity that belied their tender years, particularly in the thrilling finale.

Miami missed out on the play-offs last season after finishing 10-6. This record was established on defense by Tagovailoa (23), who had a disappointing rookie season.

There are questions about his durability and whether he is able to be the Miami franchise quarterback after his latest injury.

The left-hander, who was the fifth pick in the 2020 draft, displayed impressive leadership during the game's first drive. It lasted more than seven minutes and 75 yard, and culminated with Waddle's six-yard pass.

They took a 13-3 lead with two field goals. Lawrence was able to make the Jacksonville offense work with touchdowns each half-time.

Marvin Jones was able to grab Lawrence's looping 28 yard pass as he fell back into the endzone. Jamal Agnew received a 29-yard touchdown throw. James Robinson ran down the middle for 24 yards, and punched it in from one yard.

After sacking Lawrence in the third quarter, Miami made a fumble and Tagovailoa recovered it. Tagovailoa then threw an interception. But the Hawaiian made amends when the Dolphins drove next, finding Waddle, his Alabama team-mate, to cap a 91 yard drive.

Jacksonville continued to grind, and Wright equalized with his first kick just before the crucial play with less than two minutes remaining.

The Dolphins won it on fourth and one but came up just inches short. They had to flip it over on downs. The Jaguars won it by running the clock flawlessly.

Miami fired Lawrence with just 20 seconds remaining, leaving the Jaguars in third place and Lawrence in twenty. But Lawrence held firm to his nerve. Meyer called timeouts after every pass to Laviska Shenault to stop the clock, giving Wright the chance to be an unlikely hero.

Meyer said, "We wanted to win." Meyer said that there were many things to fix.

"But you witnessed a young quarterback make an important play at the highest time of the game and then a young kicker we signed a few weeks ago pop two 50-plus yards, so it was great win."


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