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Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon scores on first catch after serving four-game suspension

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Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon spent the past four Sundays on the couch while serving his NFL suspension.

The St. Louis Rams probably wish he was back on that sofa.

In the first quarter, Blaine Gabbert threw a short pass to Blackmon, who was in traffic. Blackmon proceeded to kick it into high gear and scored on a 67-yard touchdown reception, giving the Jaguars a 7-0 lead. It was his first target of the day.

After violating the league's substance abuse policy, the NFL suspended Blackmon for the first four games of this season. He returned to practice this past week, and the Jaguars desperately need Blackmon’s production. Blackmon finished with five catches for 136 receiving yards in the Jaguars' 34-20 loss.

Jacksonville entered Sunday’s game without a win, plus the Jaguars owned the NFL’s worst ranked offense. The Jaguars had scored only 31 points prior to St. Louis, while Gabbert had thrown five interceptions and no touchdowns before Blackmon’s score.

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