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Jaguars have lost 11 of last 12 games, but have been competitive down the stretch

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    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey yells for his team to spike the ball to stop the clock during the final seconds of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. New England won the game 23-16. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jordan Shipley (16) misses a pass while defended by New England Patriots defensive back Marquice Cole (23) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Patriots defeated the Jaguars 23-16. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

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    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (84) drops a pass while defended by New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (24) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Patriots defeated the Jaguars 23-16. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) (The Associated Press)

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has seen scores and highlights from around the league in recent weeks.

A blowout here, a lopsided loss there. In all, four games over the last three weeks decided by a combined 180 points.

The Jaguars (2-13) haven't been involved in any of them, and Mularkey believes it says something about how his players are handling the worst season in franchise history.

Jacksonville played arguably its best game all season in a 23-16 loss to playoff-bound New England on Sunday.

The Jaguars finished with 436 yards and 22 first downs, and had two decent chances to pull within a 2-point conversion of winning the game in the closing minutes.

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