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Marcedes Lewis comes up just short

Observed and heard in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaguars' 34-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles:

Inches short: Tight end Marcedes Lewis was able to get one hand on Chad Henne's fourth-down pass but couldn't make the catch late in the fourth quarter. It was a good play call. With the Eagles defense expecting a run up the middle, the Jaguars went with play-action. Henne lofted the ball over a defender to Lewis in the flat, but the pass was thrown just a bit too far. "It came out a little hot, a little high," Lewis said. "Maybe if my body was positioned a little different I'd have been able to jump, but I couldn't. But it's no excuse. There's a number of plays we've got to execute better."

Rule 2: The Jaguars have a small set of rules by which they abide. The second of those rules is no whining and no complaining. That's what running back Toby Gerhart quoted when asked about the ankle injury that forced him from the game in the second quarter. "It was definitely really sore," he said. "No Rule 2 violators here. I went out there and tried to give it my all." Gerhart returned to the game and finished with 42 yards on 18 carries.

Eyewear: Safety Johnathan Cyprien was headed toward the team bus wearing dark sunglasses. He missed the second half with a head injury.