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It’s been a quite few weeks for Gardner Minshew after his success earlier this season. He regained the starting job last week, but didn’t have his best game. It looked to be more of the same on Sunday against Oakland, but the magic returned in the second half.

After completing only 3-of-10 passes in the first half, Minshew completed 14-of-19 passes in the second half, leading Jacksonville back from a 16-3 deficit. He capped off the day with a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds.

Trailing 16-13, Minshew got the ball back with 1:44 to play. He promptly led the Jaguars on a seven-play, 65-yard drive punctuated by a touchdown pass with 31 seconds to play. He completed 5-of-6 passes on the drive for 48 yards while scrambling once for 8 yards.

This is the third time Minshew has led a fourth-quarter comeback this season. The Jaguars have five wins.

This was the last game the Raiders will play in Oakland, and Minshew seemed just fine ruining their party.

“I probably saw more middle fingers today than I have in my whole life. They have a good time, man. It was fun to ruin that for them,” Minshew said via ProFootballTalk.

Gardner Minshew forever.

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Football:

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Women’s Basketball:

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