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. Blackmon scored on 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.
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.