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

Sunday.

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

apart.

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

Garrard said.

“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

president.”

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

game, 20-13.

“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

things.”

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

against Denver.

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

California.

“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

reception.

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.”

tania.ganguli@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4401

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