JACKSONVILLE — Following Blaine Gabbert’s 11-yard touchdown pass to undrafted rookie DaJaun Harris, the Jaguars went for two in lieu of kicking an extra point. It wasn’t to run up the score, and it certainly wasn’t for practice. It was to avoid a “traditional” two touchdown lead. Why? To avoid overtime — because no one wants an meaningless preseason game extended, right?
Wrong. The Buffalo Bills do, apparently. Following Tyler Thigpen’s touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining, the Bills went for two and sent the game into overtime.
It lasted almost another quarter. Following Scobee’s missed 53-yard field goal, Bills kicker Ryan Lindell hit a 40 yarder to seal the meaningless victory.
It was the NFL’s first preseason OT game since 2008.[smartads]
Other game notes:
David Garrard and the offense looked shaky and out-of-sync early, but managed to pull off three consecutive scoring drives to tie things up by the third quarter.
Montell Owens was visibly shaken following a blatant horse collar tackle. He did not return to the game.
Blaine Gabbert threw his first (albeit meaningless) touchdown pass.
The Jaguars defense failed to register a sack — again. The team has yet to sack the quarterback through three preseason games. Opposing teams have sacked Jaguars quarterbacks seven times.