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Anatomy Of The Drives: Jaguars Edition

Intro: The “Anatomy Of The Drives” series is back. Here’s a look at the one touchdown drive and the game winning field goal drive the Colts had in their 16-13 overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.



Coby Fleener's two-yard touchdown catch from Andrew LuckThe scene: Down 10-3 with 11:37 to play in the second quarter, the Colts took over at their own 20-yard line.The anatomy of the drive: 13 plays for 80 yards, in 5:33.Key play: The storyline of this drive were five Jaguars penalties (three of those coming on third-downs). Those clearly aided the Colts 80-yard touchdown drive. However an early third-and-10 conversion got things churning for the Colts offense. Facing a third-and-10 from the Indianapolis 20-yard line, Matt Hasselbeck looked in Coby Fleener's direction. The completion itself was not enough though and Fleener had to do some stretching after the catch to move past the chains for the 11-yard reception.The score: Who said Matt Hasselbeck can't run a little? The 40-year old Hasselbeck showed off some mobility here by rolling out to the right to find Fleener in the end zone. On a second-and-goal from the two-yard line, the Colts had a extra lineman in the game in Jonotthan Harrison. Fleener did a great job finding a soft spot in the end zone where Hasselbeck could find him in a tight window. With Dwayne Allen out of the lineup, Fleener's career-high nine-catch day led the Colts on Sunday.  **

Adam Vinatieri's 27-yard field goal.The scene:Tied at 13 with 8:13 remaining in overtime, the Colts took over at their own 38-yard line.The anatomy of the drive:6 plays for 53 yards in 3:37.Key play:Normally in the "Anatomy of the Drives" we only look at touchdowns, but this game-winning series has to be included. On the drive, a 28-yard completion to Coby Fleener started things off in a big way. However, a 22-yard run by Frank Gore was quite pivotal, as well. Facing a third-and-five at the Jaguars 29-yard line (and potentially a 47-yard field goal try), the Colts shrunk that attempt for Vinatieri nearly in half thanks to Gore's big gain off the left side of formation.The score:** Not too much to the operation of Adam Vinatieri's 27-yard game-winning field goal. It was the 25th game-winner in Vinatieri's Hall of Fame career. With kickers struggling all around the league this season, Vinatieri's day (including a 54-yarder in the first quarter) was a welcoming sight to the Colts. He has now scored a franchise record 1,000 points in his 10 seasons with the Colts.

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