FOLLOW ALONG HERE DURING THE GAME FOR REAL-TIME UPDATES AND TWEETS FROM THE ACTION NEWS JAX TEAM:
11:01 p.m.: Jags fall to the Bucs in the preseason home opener, 12-8.
"I'm not happy with the performance today. I'm not gonna sit here & BS anyone." - @Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone after 12-8 loss to Bucs.— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) August 18, 2017
WATCH COACH DOUG MARRONE'S POSTGAME NEWS CONFERENCE BELOW:
10:56 p.m.: Tampa Bay takes a safety instead of punting the ball, giving Jacksonville a safety. Bucs still lead 12-8.
10:30 p.m.: Jaguars QB Brandon Allen throws to fullback Marquez Williams for the Jags' first touchdown of the night. Jason Myers misses the extra point attempt. Buccaneers still lead 12-6.
9:36 p.m.: End of the first half, Tampa Bay still leads Jacksonville 12-0.
Which game is more disappointing?— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) August 18, 2017
9:23 p.m.: Jaguars kicker Jason Myers attempts and misses a 40-yard field goal. Bucs continue to lead 12-0.
Wow. Oy. Yuck. My goodness. @ryanohalloran voice "pathetic."— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) August 18, 2017
9:11 p.m. Toward the end of the second quarter, still scoreless for the Jaguars, the Jags backup QB Chad Henne starts warming up.
Henne warming up.— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) August 18, 2017
9:00 p.m. Bucs QB Jameis Winston has a near-interception by the Jaguars. But the team maintains the lead with another field goal, making it 12-0
What in the world was that by Jameis Winston. What an awful decision.— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) August 18, 2017
8:25 p.m.: Jags defensive end Calais Campbell blocks the Bucs' extra point attempt, keeping the score 6-0.
8:45 p.m.: Tampa Bay Bucs kicker Nick Folk hits 35-yard field goal, making it a 9-0 game.
8:25 p.m.: Tampa Bay and Jameis Winston strike first, driving down the field for a touchdown, making the score 6-0.
The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night in the Jags' first preseason game at home for the 2017 season.
The two teams practiced together in Jacksonville this week and got into a few skirmishes on the field.
The new flex field, where some of the practices took place this week, morphed into a pregame fan fest before the Bucs and the Jags kicked off.
For those not going to EverBank Field, the game can be found on ESPN at 8 p.m.
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