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NFL: Jaguars London Love Affair Continues: Rout Ravens 44-7

LONDON – QB Blake Bortles threw for four touchdowns and Jacksonville improved to 2-1 in the young season with a 44-7 win over the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

The win marked the Jaguars’ third consecutive victory in London and also marks the first time the Jaguars have a winning record through three games since 2007.

Bortles completed 20-of-31 passes  for 244 yards, four TDs and no interceptions. Bortles’ 35-yard pass completion to Marqise Lee in the first quarter was the team’s longest completion of the season.

“I think as long as we can take care of the things we can control, take care of the football, kind of let our defense play the way they played today, we’re going to be all right,” Bortles said.

Jacksonville rookie running back Leonard Fournette rushed 17 times for 59 yards and one TD and caught three passes for 21 yards. Fournette has three rushing TDs on the season.

Tight end Marcedes Lewis caught three TDs. Lewis now joins Allen Robinson and former Jimmy Smith as the only players in franchise history to catch at least three TD passes in a single game. Allen Hurns caught a second quarter TD.

“It’s kind of like a second home here,” Hurns said. “It’s always great having the game here with the atmosphere.”

The Jaguars have outscored opponents 45-6 in the first half of games this season. The Jaguars led by 23 points at halftime.

The Jaguars’ A.J. Bouye registered a second quarter interception of Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. registered a first quarter sack of Flacco.

“One game or one loss doesn’t define you,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “It’s how you respond that defines you. … We got outplayed. We have to move on and find a way to play better next week.”

Baltimore avoided the when backup quarterback Ryan Mallett threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Benjamin Watson with 3:34 left in the game.

GAME NOTES:  The Jaguars have scored at least 30 points in three consecutive games at Wembley Stadium after defeating the Colts in 2016 and defeating the Bills in 2015….through three games, the Jaguars are +5 in the turnover margin after registering two picks and one fumble recovery against the Ravens…the Jaguars 44 points is tied for the fifth-most in franchise history and the most since scoring a franchise-record 51 points in 2015….The Jaguars’ 37-point margin of victory  against the Ravens was the fifth-largest win in franchise history.

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