Bungee jumping mascots, bad football, and a practice squad kicker ending a 20-game losing streak: Jags-Dolphins in England had it all

The NFL tried to dissuade Europe from American football once again by presenting a pitch that featured the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, the game was a great success and many people who went to it will have a good time at a pub near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The game started in the same way that Jaguars start every home game: with their mascot, bungee, jumping from the stadium's top and swinging from one goal line to the next. It was a great way to get another country excited about America's most prized sport, than by having a person wearing a jaguar costume and imitating Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XII.

The Miami Dolphins' first drive saw them go 85 yards and score a touchdown. Although the Jaguars and Dolphins traded field goal attempts on their next two possessions respectively, the rest of the game was not an impressive display of American athleticism.

Five punts were made in the second quarter. A sequence at the end of the third period should be recorded on VHS. Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence handed the ball over to the Dolphins on a stripsack. However, Dolphins quarterback TuaTagovailoa threw an interception the next play.

The fourth quarter was where the Dolphins coach Brian Flores decided timeouts were unnecessary. His team was still within a three point lead with seven minutes left. He challenged a play for his first time in 2021. The replay angles did not show Dolphins wide receiver Myles gaskin making the catch. Therefore, the field ruling was upheld.

The Dolphins failed to draw the Jaguars offsides at 4th and 1 so they punted. The Jaguars' return man, however, foolishly attempted to grab a ball that he was not in a position to field. Although the ball almost landed on his thumb, it didn't move in any direction and rolled into the end zone where the Dolphins grabbed it.


Flores throws another challenge flag and the referee calls for a touchback. He fails again. To tie the game, the Jaguars drive down the field and attempt to score a 54-yard field goal. Matthew Wright, a kicker promoted from the practice team, was waived twice by Steelers and once by the XFL for his attempt to score.


The Dolphins gave up the ball on the next drive and the Jaguars had a chance to win. This drive, which could end a 20-game losing streak, was opened by the Jaguars. It featured a false start penalty, a run stop for a loss and a sack.

The Jaguars had five seconds left and were facing a field goal of 60 yards or more. Fortunately, they had timeouts. Wright was able to stop the losing streak when Lawrence completed a pass. Wright received a timeout. He did, with a 53-yard field kick.


The English got to enjoy a wild game that ended in a bizarre way and had a great time playing American football. Unfortunately for Americans, the trash didn't get into overtime and interfere with our Redzone experience.