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Colts register 37-3 dominant road victory in Jacksonville

Posted Sep 29, 2013

Intro: The Colts won back-to-back road games in closing out the month of September at 3-1, and sit atop the AFC South. On Sunday, the Colts dominated the Jaguars with 37-3 victory.



INDIANAPOLIS—No mousetraps were catching any Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to another stout defensive performance and Andrew Luck’s perfect third quarter, the Colts (3-1) earned a 37-3 road victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4).

The Jaguars took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter but the Colts got their first touchdown from a man very familiar with making big plays in Jacksonville.

Colts cornerback Darius Butler was on the receiving end of a pass that Vontae Davis tipped and Butler returned the interception 41 yards for a touchdown.

Last year, Butler also had a pick six of Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the team’s meeting in Jacksonville. Butler finished that night with three turnovers and Sunday’s interception is his third interception returned for a touchdown in two years with the Colts.

A Trent Richardson one-yard touchdown run, along with two Adam Vinatieri field goals gave the Colts 20 points in the second quarter and a 17-point halftime lead.

The Colts defense recorded four straight three-and-outs that began after the Butler interception.

Tight end Coby Fleener got in on the scoring action with a 31-yard touchdown with 12:15 left in the third quarter. Fleener finished Sunday’s game with five catches for 77 yards.

Reggie Wayne led the Colts in receiving as he caught five passes for 100 yards, and had a five-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter.

With Wayne’s 80th career touchdown grab, he became the 11th player in NFL history with at least 13,000 career receiving yards and 80 career touchdown receptions.

For the game, Luck was 22-of-36 for 260 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

The Colts rushed for 154 yards on 29 carries, highlighted by Donald Brown’s three carries for 65 yards.

Outside linebacker Robert Mathis tied a career high with 3.0 sacks and the Colts ended the afternoon with 4.0 sacks of Gabbert and three interceptions. Mathis is now 1.0 sack away from 100 for his career.

In earning their first AFC South win in 2013, the Colts outgained the Jaguars 437-205 and had 12 more first downs than the home team.

Indianapolis will now return home on Sunday afternoon to take on the Seattle Seahawks (4-0) for a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium.

SCORING RECAP

FIRST QUARTER (8:14 remaining)

Starting in Colts territory, the Jaguars got the first points of the afternoon with a 53-yard field goal by kicker Josh Scobee. The field goal was set up by Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon intercepting Colts quarterback Andrew Luck at the Indianapolis 41-yard line. On the interception, their appeared to be miscommunication between Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, allowing for Blackmon to capitalize with the Jaguars first turnover.  Jaguars 3, Colts 0

SECOND QUARTER (14:43 remaining)

Great field positioning for the Colts set up their first points of the game. Reggie Wayne's 24-yard reception and Andrew Luck's 17-yard scramble set up the Colts at the Jaguars four-yard line. However, three incompletions would follow and the Colts had to settle for Adam Vinatieri's 22-yard field goal.  Jaguars 3, Colts 3

SECOND QUARTER (11:48 remaining)

Something about playing in Jacksonville that Darius Butler thrives in. For the second straight year, Butler returns an interception for a touchdown in Jacksonville. On a third-and-four, Vontae Davis had blanket coverage on Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts and Butler hauled in the deflected ball and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. Vinatieri added the extra point.  Colts 10, Jaguars 3

SECOND QUARTER (5:54 remaining)

The next “two-headed” monster (at least for Sunday) took shape on the Colts first offensive touchdown drive. On Donald Brown’s first carry of the afternoon, the five-year veteran ripped off a 50-yard run on some beautiful trap blocks by Mike McGlynn and Jeff Linkenbach. New running back Trent Richardson then finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run, his second with the Colts. Vinatieri hit the extra point. Colts 17, Jaguars 3

SECOND QUARTER (1:34 remaining)

Vinatieri shows that there’s still “plenty of lead” left in his right foot as he connects on a 46-yard field goal late in the half. The highlight of the drive came on a third-and-four when Reggie Wayne caught a 31-yard pass over the middle of the field.  Colts 20, Jaguars 3

THIRD QUARTER (12:15 remaining)

After the Colts defense forced their fourth straight three-and-out, the offense answered with another touchdown. Tight end Coby Fleener was wide open for a 31-yard touchdown and the score was Andrew Luck’s fourth touchdown pass of 2013. On the previous play, Reggie Wayne hauled in an impressive 17-yard pass along the Jaguars sideline. Vinatieri made the extra point.  Colts 27, Jaguars 3

THIRD QUARTER (1:22 remaining)

Reggie Wayne got into the scoring act with a five-yard touchdown catch on a third-and-goal early in the fourth quarter. That touchdown moves Wayne into 22nd place in NFL history with 79 career touchdown receptions. Wayne now has five receptions for 100 yards on the afternoon. Vinatieri converted the extra point.  Colts 34, Jaguars 3

FOURH QUARTER (1:53 remaining)

A Josh Gordy interception, the third on the afternoon for the Indianapolis defense, set up the final Colts score. With quarterback Matt Hasselbeck seeing his first action in a Colts uniform, the 15-year veteran drove the offense down to the 10-yard line before Vinatieri hit a 28-yard field goal.  Colts 37, Jaguars 3

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