Jaguars avoid fourth consecutive 0-2 start by stunning Dolphins

Blake Bortles was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rookie Jason Myers kicked a 28-yard field goal with 40 seconds remaining and the Jacksonville Jaguars held on to beat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday.

The Jaguars (1-1) took over with 1:48 left, and Blake Bortles put them in field-goal range with pass plays of 18, 19 and 9 yards.

The Dolphins (1-1) provided some help, too, with a 15-yard personal foul penalty called on Olivier Vernon. The defensive end was flagged for hitting tight end Clay Harbor after the whistle, making it a chip shot for Myers.

Then again, Myers missed an extra point and field goal in the season opener. So nothing was certain until his kick split the uprights.

Miami had one final chance, but with no timeouts and lots of ground to cover, the Dolphins didn’t even mount a threat.

Jacksonville avoided its fourth consecutive 0-2 start.