Jaguars beat Dolphins in NFL thriller at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Mon 18 October 2021, 08:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Matthew Wright kicked a field goal with one second left on the clock to secure a thrilling 23-20 victory for Jacksonville Jaguars over Miami Dolphins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Seen as one of, if not the best game since the NFL's international series began in 2007 - that's now 30 matches in the capital - Jaguars came from 13-3 down to lead 17-13 in the third quarter, only for Dolphins to rally again to lead 20-17 early in the fourth. However, Jags responded again, Wright kicked a field goal from 54 yards to level it up with 3:45 remaining and then nailed again from 53 yards to clinch victory.
As always, America's Game put on a spectacular show in front of 60,784 fans, making a combined attendance of over 120,000 for our two London Games following Atlanta Falcons' win against New York Jets last weekend. Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville completed a bungee jump from the top of the South Stand and once again, the US Air Force performed a flyover during the national anthems.
Back on the field, this was a match both teams desperately needed to win. Jags arrived in the UK with an 0-5 record (five games, five defeats) for this season and on a losing streak of 20 matches. Dolphins were 1-4 as Jags kicked-off.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa found Jaylen Waddle for a touchdown in the first quarter, and further field goals from Jason Sanders saw the Florida team 13-3 up. Jags' comeback began with QB Trevor Lawrence - number one pick in the NFL draft - finding Marvin Jones and they led 17-13 when James Robinson went in for a touchdown from a yard.
Tagovailoa and Waddle combined again as Miami went back into a 20-17 lead at the start of the fourth quarter. Jags then completed key plays to complete a second comeback and win the game. First, they stopped Dolphins on a fourth and one (fourth down, one yard required) to turn the ball over, then, with seconds left, Lawrence found big passes to get the his side into field goal range - and Wright did the rest...