The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills 9-6 on Sunday.
With the win Jacksonville moved to 2-6 on the season while Buffalo fell to 5-3.
One thing that immediately went viral after the game was a photo of Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. It captured the 57-year-old in a way many had not seen him in a long time.
The imagery largely speaks for itself:
Reactions were swift:
Shocker…Urban Meyer celebrates 6-9 pic.twitter.com/E9XQOwG1lW
— Tackle Dummies Pod (@Tackle_Dummies) November 7, 2021
I haven’t seen Urban smile like that since he was on FOX last year – great win #jags
— UKNFLVoice (@UkNFLVoice) November 7, 2021
First time I’ve seen Urban smile on the sidelines in 100+ days.
— NeM (@nathanminer78) November 7, 2021
That Urban smile after a victory pic.twitter.com/FyyE2oJuI0
— John Rinder (@OSU_BarGuy) November 7, 2021
Meyer has obviously been on a rollercoaster of highs and lows over the past few months.
At this point, everyone knows the story. A weeks ago Meyer was caught on video in a bar getting grinded on by a nice young blonde lady. His wife did not originally take warmly to it, lashing out on Twitter. Then even more problematic video came out, showing exactly where Meyer was shoving his hand while the woman was dancing on him. Ultimately both Meyer’s wife and daughter would speak out, trying to put the matter to rest.
Everything seemed to be looking up for a minute, only for another series of scandalous accusations to emerge. Claims were made regarding a series of inappropriate text messages and a third, even more troubling, video. It remains to be seen what will come of those accusations.
Larsa Pippen went all out for Halloween. https://t.co/vMOVoVhhyG
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 31, 2021
So given all that Meyer had been through, seeing him smile on Sunday served in stark contrast to the sullen face he had become known for as of late.
How long will the good times last for Meyer? That remains to be seen. But for now at least, he looks like a man at the top of the world.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.