Jaguars end losing skid on Wright’s field goal


Former University of Central Florida kicker Matthew Wright connected on a 53-yard game-winning field goal to end the Jaguars’ 20-game losing streak in a 23-20 win over Miami in London Oct. 17.

The Jaguars (1-5) entered the game having not made a single field goal this season. 

"Obviously, Matt's earned the right to be the starting kicker," said head coach Urban Meyer. The Jaguars waived kicker Josh Lambo Oct. 18. 

Wright connected on all three of his field goal attempts and is the first kicker in franchise history to connect on two 50-plus yard field goals in the final quarter. 

"I think he said a month ago he was a software engineer and now he’s kicking game-winners," Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence said of Wright. 

Lawrence became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win a game in London. He completed 25-of-41 passes for 319 yards and one touchdown. 

"It means a lot, and obviously we’ve struggled a little bit, but to get this win, to do it here in London, it’s all just special," he said. "I’ll always remember this one. My first win, out here, it’s just hard to even imagine. It’s awesome." 

The Jaguars’ Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in seven catches for a team-high 100 yards and one touchdown. Jamal Agnew recorded five receptions for a career-high 78 yards. 

Running back James Robinson posted 73 rushing yards on 17 carries and a rushing score. 

Linebacker Damien Wilson tallied a team-high 12 tackles for the Jaguars. 

Thanks to two touchdown receptions by rookie Jaylen Waddle, the Dolphins had taken a 20-17 lead with seven minutes left in the game. 

Miami (1-5) quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned from injured reserve and went 33 of 47 for 349 yards. 

The Jaguars have a bye week before travelling to Seattle to face the Seahawks for an Oct. 31 game. 


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