Jamal Agnew equals NFL record with 109-yard touchdown

Jamal Agnew equals NFL record with 109-yard touchdown

Jaguars kick return specialist returned a missed field goal attempt by Matt Prater to the end zone; Remember that you can enjoy NFL on Star +, subscribe here.

JACKSONVILLE – The Los Angeles Kick Return Specialist Jacksonville Jaguars, Jamal agnew, you now have one of the longest possible plays in NFL history. Agnew he returned 68-yard field goal attempt missed by Matt prater for a touchdown of 109 yards that he gave to the Jaguars the temporary 13-7 advantage over the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the first half at TIAA Bank Field.

Prater He held the NFL record for a 64-yard field goal set in 2013 when he was with the Denver Broncos before the Baltimore Ravens’ Justin Tucker set a new record with his 66-yard field goal Sunday. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury decided that Prater will try from 68 yards instead of quarterback Kyler Murray throwing a Hail Mary with two seconds left in the first half.

The kick was short and Agnew he caught the ball with his feet just in front of the baseline. He headed down the left wing and broke tackles by Max Garcia and Demetrius Harris between his own 20 and 40 yard, received key blocks from Malcom Brown and Josh Allen, and Allen, Lerentee McCray and Shaquill Griffin escorted him the final 30 yards for the score. .

However, the Jaguars they ended up losing this Sunday’s match 31-19.

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“I couldn’t believe they were going to kick,” declared the Los Angeles’ head coach. Jaguars, Urban Meyer, after the game. “[El coordinador de equipos especiales] Nick Sorensen said he could hook it up. Saw [a Prater] in the pregame warmup connecting from 63 yards without really kicking that hard. I’ve never seen that in my life. So we prepare it. We practice it. We worked on it and that goat is very dynamic with the ball in his hands. I’m glad we have it. “

The return of Agnew is the third touchdown of 109 yards in NFL history. Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff in 2013 and Antonio Cromartie returned a missed field goal attempt in 2007. Cromartie also had the last field goal kick returned for a touchdown in the NFL.

Agnew He also had a 102-yard kickoff returned in Week 2 and is now the ninth player in NFL history with multiple 100-yard returns in the same season. Patterson was the last to do so (2013).

“They’re all offensive linemen, probably a pair of tight ends and then the kicker,” he said. Agnew, who is the first player in NFL history with 100-yard touchdowns in consecutive games or weeks, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“Obviously I know Prater for playing in Detroit and I know he’s capable of that. But it was going against the wind, it was 68 yards and I thought, ‘If he doesn’t get this, I’m probably going to score.’ They made a wall for me on the left side of the field.

“They’re all big guys. I just can’t get tackled by the kicker. That’s my thought process.”

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