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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jaguars Pounce on Miscue for Victory

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- It was just what the folks on Monday Night Football wanted as they prepared to go live from the 55th-largest television market in the country for the first time: Jacksonville Jaguar quarterback Mark Brunell making his dramatic return to the field after tearing a pair of ligaments in his right knee only 44 days ago.


Good theater about to become great drama for a third consecutive Monday night, with a television audience hanging in to see if Brunell would remain healthy, and then being treated to another last-second resolution


Like last week, when the Eagles botched a field goal attempt to beat the Cowboys on the final play, the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked away an opportunity to upset Jacksonville, losing 30-21 before an Alltel Stadium record crowd of 73,016.


Trailing, 23-21, with six seconds to play, the Steelers lined up to kick a 40-yard field goal to win the game, only to have the snap from center slither along the ground to holder Mike Tomczak.


Pittsburgh kicker Norm Johnson 's kick, drilled low, struck Jacksonville defender Clyde Simmons and was then picked up by teammate Chris Hudson, who went 58 yards with the blocked kick for an exclamation touchdown to the Jaguars' dramatic win.


"I wouldn't want to be kicking a field goal to win the game on Monday night any more,'' said Jacksonville offensive tackle Tony Boselli.


Jacksonville's win solidified its grip on first place in the AFC Central Division with a 3-0 record and dropped the Steelers to 1-2


Baltimore Ravens trainer Bill Tessendorf said Monday that defensive tackle Tony Siragusa, who was injured early in Sunday's 36-10 rout of the Tennessee Oilers, is expected to miss up to 10 days with a strained left ankle tendon.


The Los Angeles Times also reported on two examples of bad football being fun Sunday:


1. Buffalo fumbles six times, loses the ball four times and is intercepted one time. And wins.


2. Oakland dominates the Jets, gaining 468 yards in offense. And loses.