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Jax Daily Record Monday, Nov. 12, 200112:00 PM EST

Reviewing the Jaguars

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The game

A solid 30-13 win for the Jaguars. Except for the second quarter, they looked like the team that had us all excited two years ago.

The weather

Couldn’t have been better, particularly after all the rainy home games this year.

The decider

The third quarter was a 21-0 Jag victory and here’s how dominant they were: the Jags ran 20 plays for 204 yards, the Bengals 11 plays for 13 yards. From Bengal Coach Dick LeBeau: “We only played three quarters. We did pretty well in those, but we forgot the third quarter.”

Coverage

Cincinnati had six television stations at the game.

Politicians at play ...

Lynette Self and Jim Overton had the front-row seats in the City Council box.

... and at work

Mayor John Delaney and State Rep. Mark Mahon were in deep conversation under the stands during the third quarter.

Bleep

A late hit call on the Bengals resulted in an eight-word expletive from the offending player, which was voiced just as the official opened his mike to announce the penalty.

Boom

The thunderous fireworks that exploded after every Jaguars score were joined by an ensemble of car horns in nearby parking lots — not people honking ... car alarms going off.

Signage

Violation of Jacksonville’s sign ordinance? Although there are two signs on Alltel Stadium advertising Publix and Syfo water, no trace of either could be found inside the stadium.

Best outfit

Jag linebacker T.J. Slaughter’s post-game attire resembled a morning coat you’d wear at a wedding, complete with a frilled collar and a long coat.

Look alikes

Local radio commentator (and former All-Pro player) Pete Banaszak and Jag defensive coach Gary Moeller.

Next week

The Jags travel to Pittsburgh for a 4:15 game.

— Fred Seely and Glenn Tschimpke

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