Jags tight end breaks loose again;For Lewis, it’s second two-touchdown game of the season.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Tight ends have a lot of success scoring
against the Buffalo Bills.
Marcedes Lewis has had a lot of success this season.
Both of those truths remained after the
Jaguars’ 36-26 win over the Bills on
Lewis caught two touchdown passes, tying a career high for
touchdowns in a game. They were his fourth and fifth touchdowns of
the season, setting a single-season franchise record for touchdowns
by a tight end.
Through Lewis the
Jaguars tied the game, then took
their first lead.
“Truthfully, regardless of who we’re playing I’m confident in
myself and my ability to get downfield and use my size, and my
ability to make plays,” the 6-foot-6 Lewis said.
Lewis’ touchdowns occurred a little more than two minutes
The first was a one-yard scoring pass with 29 seconds left in
the first half to tie the game at 13.
“That first one to Marcedes was beautiful,” quarterback David
“He was wide open. … Marcedes has been playing excellent and
we’re going to continue to feed him the ball. He deserves it. We’re
going to continue to find him as much as possible. Marcedes for
Lewis reached the end zone on a 27-yard pass to score again 1:38
into the second half. That touchdown gave the
Jaguars their first lead of the
“I feel like we played pretty good, but there’s so much we can
correct,” Lewis said. “I’m interested to go back and watch the film
and get ready for Tennessee [next Monday night] and change those
This was proof, again, that the
Jaguars weren’t just puffing Lewis’
ego during the preseason when they called him the most dominant
player in training camp.
Lewis opened the 2010 season with a two-touchdown performance
He said his timing and on-field chemistry with Garrard has
improved this season. It was the second year in a row Lewis stayed
in Jacksonville during the offseason rather than going home to
“Everything is starting to be second nature,” Lewis said. “When
the ball is in the air, it’s my ball.”
Garrard threw to Lewis five times and Lewis caught four. He had
a game-high 54 yards receiving and averaged 13.5 yards per
Lewis was also called out for a holding penalty that negated a
touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew. As it turned out, the
Jaguars scored anyway.
“My hands are inside, just one of those things, the defender
kind of flopped like Vlade Divac,” Lewis said. “The ref made the
call. It is what it is. We kept battling, ended up getting a
touchdown [to] Mike Sims-Walker.”
Reggie Williams holds the
Jaguars record with 10 receiving
touchdowns in a season. Jimmy Smith never had more than eight.
Lewis already has five after only five games.
As for setting the single-season franchise record for touchdowns
by a tight end, Lewis said: “That’s good, that’s not my
expectation. I gotta keep going. I gotta do whatever it takes for
us to continue to win ballgames. … Regardless if I catch one
touchdown or two.”
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CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Most career touchdowns for
Jaguars tight ends
RANK, PLAYER YEARS TDS
1. Kyle Brady 1999-2006 13
2. Marcedes Lewis 2006-2010 12
3. Damon Jones 1997-2001 11
3. Pete Mitchell 1995-2002 11
5. George Wrighster 2003-2008 9