The Jacksonville Jaguars finally gave UK NFL fans the game they deserve

Sunday’s grandstand finish was exactly what such dedicated support from UK fans warrants, writes Ben Burrows

Tuesday 19 October 2021 04:13
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<p>Jacksonville Jaguars’ James Robinson (right) is tackled by Miami Dolphins’ Noah Igbinoghene (left) and Jaelan Phillips during the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium</p>

Jacksonville Jaguars’ James Robinson (right) is tackled by Miami Dolphins’ Noah Igbinoghene (left) and Jaelan Phillips during the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

At long last, the Jacksonville Jaguars got a win and UK NFL fans got a game they deserved. Both had been a long time coming.

Heading across the pond for this regular season fixture, Jacksonville were on a run of 20 games without a victory, the second-longest losing streak in league history. Their last came in week one of the 2020 season, more than 400 days ago.

UK NFL fans had waited even longer for American football to return to their shores after the pandemic erased international fixtures a year ago, and even longer still for a game worthy of their support to take place.

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