Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio argues with an official during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the St. Louis Rams in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) By Stephen Morton
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown (12) drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the St. Louis Rams in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) By Stephen Morton
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams look ready for the regular season. David Garrard and the Jacksonville Jaguars still have work to do.
Bradford completed 7 of 11 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, a perfectly thrown fade route to Lance Kendricks, and the Rams beat the Jaguars 24-17 in the preseason finale Thursday night.
Garrard, on the other hand, was hit repeatedly in two series and appeared to be pleading with his offensive linemen for protection. Garrard completed 1 of 5 passes for 11 yards.
Among the bright spots for Jacksonville were the preseason debuts of running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman. Both played about 10 snaps. Jones-Drew had a 14-yard run off the left edge, but finished with 14 yards on five carries.
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