Maurice Jones-Drew scored four times, setting the franchise record for career touchdowns, and the Jacksonville Jaguars rolled up 41 unanswered points to beat the turnover-prone Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-14 Sunday.
Jones-Drew finished with 136 total yards, including 85 on the ground against one of the league’s worst run defenses.
Tampa Bay’s bigger problem in its seventh consecutive loss was turnovers.
The Buccaneers (4-9) had seven of them, helping set up each of Jacksonville’s four touchdowns in the second quarter. The Jaguars (4-9), who hadn’t scored more than 20 points all season, scored four times in a span of 7:32. They scored on offense, defense and special teams in the same game for the first time since Nov. 1, 1998, at Baltimore.
That also was the last time Jacksonville had scored 28 points in a quarter.
Josh Freeman and Preston Parker had a lot to do with Jacksonville’s latest scoring frenzy.