Urban Meyer believes Jacksonville Jaguars can move past 'inexcusable' mistakes in Week 1 loss


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Is Deshaun Watson going to play?

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Trevor Lawrence shows off big arm, but struggles with turnovers in NFL debut loss to Texans

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The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback/most-hyped prospect in years found himself in a 14-0 hole in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

It didn't take long from there for his first NFL highlight in an up-and-mostly-down NFL debut that saw him throw three touchdowns and three interceptions in a 37-21 loss to the Texans.

After his first two drives ended in a punt and missed field goal, Lawrence made good on his third try. He led an 11-play, 75-yard drive to get the Jags on the board with a touchdown. On second-and-7 from the Texans 22-yard line early in the second quarter, Lawrence dropped back from under center and looked left to find tight end Chris Manhertz inside the 10-yard line. He didn't hesitate to let it rip. 

For Lawrence, though, it was the lone highlight in an otherwise rough first NFL half. He went into halftime with a pair of interceptions and a 27-7 Jaguars deficit against a Texans team expected to be among the worst in the NFL.

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The deficit was far too much for the Jaguars and their rookie quarterback to overcome. Lawrence threw a third interception in the second half as Jacksonville failed to mount a rally. But there were some more Lawrence highlights for Jags fans to take solace in, including this 41-yard touchdown connection with DJ Chark.

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His third touchdown of the day arrived on a four-yard connection to Marvin Jones with five seconds remaining and the game's outcome long decided. He finished completing 28 of 51 (54.9%) pass attempts for 332 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Better days are surely ahead.  

Trey Lance threw a touchdown with his very first NFL pass.

The 49ers closed as a 9.5-point favorite.

NFL officiating controversy is alive and well in Week 1.

Things got testy early during Sunday's showdown between the Browns and Chiefs

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Hope was high in Indianapolis entering this season, with a lot of it hanging on a Wentz resurgence.

By sending this tweet, it's plausible to assume Skip Bayless didn't watch the game.

Jameis Winston looked as good as he ever has in his debut as the Saints' starting quarterback.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 before the U.N. General Assembly meets, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sunday. The next session of the General Assembly opens Tuesday; the first day of general debate will be the following week. Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Murthy defended Biden's efforts to expand vaccination in the United States.

Heinicke got his first game action a lot sooner than he thought.

Tropical Storm Nicholas headed toward the Texas coast Sunday night, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas of Texas, Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said a hurricane watch was issued for the central portion of the Texas coast with much of the state's coastline now under a tropical storm warning.

Brutal day for the Lions cornerback.

The reality star's daring Balenciaga ensemble drew comparisons to "American Horror Story."

Firefighters were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across a Southern California freeway and spread across dry hillsides while a new blaze forced residents of a Northern California community to evacuate. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon near Castaic in northern Los Angeles County. Pushed by 10-15mph (16-24 kph) winds, the blaze chewed through tinder-dry brush and jumped across the busy freeway, spread across more than a half of a square mile.

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Djokovic lost his first Grand Slam match all year, and Medvedev won his very first Grand Slam.

Trevor Lawrence's debut for Jacksonville was his first regular-season loss ever. And it got worse from there.

Pinpoint De Gea pass praised after helping United seal points

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A Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Manchester United convincingly beat Newcastle United 4-1 at Old Trafford, but despite Paul Pogba grabbing another two assists, was he beaten to the punch for pass of the match by David de Gea?

With the Red Devils leading 2-1 with 10 minutes left, a Bruno Fernandes piledriver and classy finish from Jesse Lingard secured all three points and ensured Ronaldo’s homecoming got off to a winning start.

At 2-1, it could have been a nervy finish if Newcastle sustained a spell of pressure and won a number of corners and free kicks in dangerous areas.

But with Newcastle a little short at the back, De Gea produced a pin point pass out of his hands into the path of Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood passed to Pogba, who passed to Fernandes, who then unloaded a thunderous strike into the top corner to make sure the three points were assured.

The pass from De Gea would have made Pogba, Fernandes and even maybe Paul Scholes proud.

If the Spaniard can start to pick out those passes regularly and catch teams cold with the pace and quality we possess, it’s yet another way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can hurt teams.

De Gea has made an assured start to the new season and looks to be enjoying his football and the buzz around the club.

With the addition of Raphael Varane, De Gea now has a centre back partnership in a similar ilk to Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who were the world class pairing when he joined the club, in front of him.

Here is how some fans reacted to De Gea’s pass….

Better distributor than Ederson pic.twitter.com/oho60XnG6n

What a ball by De Gea in the build up too! https://t.co/BOI7PRQ7rL

This pass by De Gea doesn't get the credit it deserves https://t.co/Ncqf7yTxOU

De Gea has been great this season btw. He's been making match winning saves, starting to sweep and also distributing well

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