Dolphins fall to Jacksonville

The Dolphins used their top two quarterbacks into the fourth quarter Saturday night at Jacksonville, but it was Sage Rosenfels and Brock Berlin who provided the touchdowns and helped turn a blowout loss into a more respectable 27-17 defeat at the hands of the Jaguars.

The Dolphins trailed 27-3 before Rosenfels hit tight end Jason Rader with a 4-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal. Berlin later added a 12-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Mann after the two had connected on a 51-yard pass on fourth-and-22.

But the Dolphins did nothing with Gus Frerotte and A.J. Feeley at quarterback, managing only an Olindo Mare field goal in the second quarter.

The Dolphins defense turned in a pretty solid performance in the first half until an 85-yard drive culminated in a touchdown pass from David Garrard to Ernest Wilford to make the score 14-3.

Jacksonville had taken the lead 7-0 in the first quarter when David Allen returned Matt Turk's first punt of the game 76 yards for a touchdown.

The Jaguars increased their lead in the second half with a pair of field goals and a touchdown pass from third quarterback Quinn Gray to first-round pick Matt   Jones.

The Dolphins offense was hurt by a couple of turnovers, an interception by Feeley and a fumble by Lamar Gordon on the first offensive play of the third quarter.

The Dolphins dropped to 0-2 in the preseason. Their next game is next Saturday at Pittsburgh.


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