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Jacksonville Jaguars fire head coach Gus Bradley following loss

Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley coached his last game with the Jaguars on Sunday after he was fired following a loss to the Texans in Houston. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley coached his last game with the Jaguars on Sunday after he was fired following a loss to the Texans in Houston. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Gus Bradley on Sunday, ending one of the least successful coaching tenures in NFL history.

Owner Shad Khan announced the decision following a 21-20 loss at Houston, in which the Jaguars (2-12) blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter. Khan considered the move in late October, following a debacle at Tennessee on national television, but opted to keep Bradley for seven more weeks. During that time, Jacksonville lost to backup quarterbacks Tom Savage (Houston), Paxton Lynch (Denver) and Nick Foles (Kansas City).

Bradley went 14-48 in four seasons in Jacksonville, the worst winning percentage (.225) of any NFL coach with at least 60 games.

The Jaguars have lost nine in a row. It’s the longest, single-season losing streak in franchise history.

“I don’t know, really, for anybody in this locker room how much more frustrated you can be,” quarterback Blake Bortles said. “Once again we had all the opportunities in the world, chances in the fourth quarter to score, and we just don’t do it.”

Bradley flew home on the team charter. General manager Dave Caldwell will name an interim coach for the final two games Monday. It’s likely to be offensive line coach Doug Marrone or defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker.

Montgomery shines as Packers RB

For a wide receiver, Ty Montgomery sure looked like a good running back.

Montgomery was just about unstoppable for Green Bay, running for a career-high 162 yards and two touchdowns to help the surging Packers beat the Bears 30-27 in one of the coldest games in Chicago.

The former receiver broke tackles and outran defenders. At times, it took three or four Bears to bring him down.

It all added up to quite an afternoon for Montgomery after coach Mike McCarthy announced during the week that his switch to running back is a full-time move.

Ravens kicker ties league record

Justin Tucker’s 53-yarder with 1:55 left in the first period not only contributed to the Baltimore Ravens’ 27-26 win over visiting Philadelphia but also tied the NFL record of 10 50-yard field goals set by former Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh in 2012.

Tucker is 10 of 10 from 50 yards or more and 33 of 34 total for the year.

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