Bradford Sharp, Garrard Smacked Around in Finale
JACKSONVILLE, FL (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.