Jaguars-Colts Game Report

Jaguars-Colts Game Report





Indianapolis 17, Jacksonville 22

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Indianapolis missed a chance to re-gain the lead with 4:40 left when Adam Vinatieri was wide left on a 36-yard field goal attempt.  Indianapolis had moved from its eight-yard line for the chance to re-take the lead.

Jacksonville took its second lead of the game with 11:02 to go when Scobee hit a 26-yard field goal.  The Jaguars moved to a first down inside the Colts' 10, and a defensive stand kept it to a two-point game.  Jacksonville moved 77 yards on 11 plays for the score.


Indianapolis had its third punt of the period, and Jacksonville took over at its 15 with less than two minutes left in the quarter.

Wayne has become the 20th NFL player to have 20,000 career reception yards.

Luck was intercepted on the club's third possession, and Jacksonville took over at the Indianapolis 45.  Scobee converted on a 47-yard field goal to narrow the margin to 14-13 with 2:55 left in the quarter.  It was a seven-play, 16-yard drive.

Center Samson Satele and wide receiver Austin Collie are questionable to return with knee injuries.

Indianapolis punted on its second possession after doing so on the first one.  The Colts held Jacksonville on its second drive and took possession with eight minutes left in the period.

Maurice Jones-Drew burst 59 yards for a score on Jacksonville's first play of the second half, cutting the score to 14-10.  Jones-Drew now has eight career 100-yard games, the second-most ever against the franchise, and he is the second-leading rusher ever against the Colts.


Luck was 11-of-20 for 137 yards and two scores during the half.  He rushed twice for 32 yards.  Wayne had six receptions for 70 yards.  The Colts held a 188-118 edge in net yards.  Jones-Drew had 70 yards on 12 rushes.

Indianapolis moved 80 yards on 14 plays to take a 14-3 lead with 37 seconds left in the half.  Luck was six-of-10 passing on the drive for 71 yards, teaming with Mewelde Moore on a four-yard scoring pass.  Reggie Wayne had four receptions on the drive, gaining 54 yards.  Moore is the fifth different Colt this year to have a scoring reception from Luck.

Hindered by a penalty, Jacksonville punted on it second possession of the quarter.  Indianapolis got the ball at its 20 with 5:30 left.

Luck scrambled for 19 and 13 yards on third-and-10 plays and moved Indianapolis near midfield before punting.  Jacksonville took possession at its 12 with 9:14 left in the quarter.

Jacksonville gained one first down on two Maurice Jones-Drew rushes before three incompletions led to a punt.  Indianapolis took possession at its 15 with 13:25 left in the quarter.

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Indianapolis was unable to move on its possession and punted to end the quarter.

After allowing 14 plays on the first drive, the Indianapolis defense forced a three-and-out on Jacksonville's second possession.

Andrew Luck hit T.Y. Hilton on a 40-yard touchdown pass to end the club's first drive.  It was a five-receiver set on the play.  The drive was six plays, 74 yards.  It was Hilton's second career reception, his first touchdown.  It was Luck's longest scoring pass and the fourth different player he has hit for a score this year.

Jacksonville moved methodically down the field before a Robert Mathis sack of Blaine Gabbert ended the march.  Josh Scobee hit a 44-yard field goal with 7:13 left in the period for the game's first score.  The sack by Mathis, a seven-yarder, marked the sixth straight game Mathis has had a sack.  Jacksonville had 14 plays on the drive.

The Jacksonville won the toss and elected to receive.


The roof and window for Lucas Oil Stadium are open.


QB-Chandler Harnish

DB-Josh Gordy

RB-Delone Carter

LB-Pat Angerer

OT-Bradley Sowell

OG-Joe Reitz

LB-Dwight Freeney


Jerrell Freeman starts at WLB for Pat Angerer

Seth Olsen starts at LG for Joe Reitz

Donnie Avery starts at WR for Austin Collie

Jerry Hughes starts at RUSH for Dwight Freeney


Linebacker Robert Mathis enters today with sacks in five straight games.

Reggie Wayne has receptions in 98 straight games.  He leads active NFL receivers with 147 consecutive starts and 168 games played.  Wayne's streak is second-longest in Colts history to Peyton Manning (208), and he joins only four other Colts with more than 100 consecutive starts (115, C-Ken Mendenhall; 104, DE-Fred Cook; 102, DB-Jason Belser; 101, OT-Tarik Glenn).

Wayne (877, 11,914) is 15th in NFL career receptions, and needs seven to catch Keenan McCardell for 14th.  The next player after McCardell is Torry Holt (920, 13th).  He is 20th in NFL reception yards.  Next on the yardage list are:  12,061, Derrick Mason (19th); 12,083, Hines Ward (18th). 

The Colts are 27-12 when Wayne tops 100 reception yards, 18-11 when he has at least eight receptions, 52-13 when he scores a touchdown.

Wayne has 117 receptions against Jacksonville and Houston, the most receptions any Colts player ever has had against a competing franchise.

Wayne (74) needs two touchdowns to move past Edgerrin James for third-most in Colts history (128, Marvin Harrison; 113, Lenny Moore).

Antoine Bethea has had 12 and 13 tackles in the first two games and now has 716 for his career.  Bethea is one of seven Indianapolis Colts to top 700 career tackles (1,149 Jeff Herrod; 1,052, Duane Bickett; 785, Jason Belser; 754, Gary Brackett, 744, Eugene Daniel).

Kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored in the last 132 consecutive games.  His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.

Since joining the Colts in 2006, Vinatieri's 78.6 percentage (33-of-42) from the 40-49-yard range betters his career percentage (73.0, 103-141), as does his 55.6 percentage (five-of-nine) from 50 yards (50.0, 13-of-26) and beyond. 

Linebacker Jerrell Freeman has topped the club in tackles in the first two games.  Freeman had 13 at Chicago and 18 vs. Minnesota, and he was involved in takeaways in both outings – scoring interception return at Chicago; forced fumble against Minnesota.

Andrew Luck looks to have a third straight game with a touchdown pass.  He has produced 100-yard receivers in each of the first two games (135, Reggie Wayne at Chicago; 111, Donnie Avery vs. Minnesota), and he has hit three different players with scoring passes (1, Wayne, Avery, Dwayne Allen).

Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee has four field goals from the 50-yard range against the Colts (53, 51, 50, 59), one shy of the best total in the category.  Tennessee's Rob Bironas has five against the Colts (60, 54, 51, 50, 53), with the final three coming last year.  Scobee's 53-yarder in the RCA Dome on October 24, 2004 with 38 seconds left won the game, 27-24.  He hit a 51-yarder with four seconds left in Lucas Oil Stadium on September 21, 2008 to win the game, 23-21, and his 59-yarder at the gun in Jacksonville on October 3, 2010 propelled a 31-28 win, and it marked the third-longest game-ending field goal in NFL history.

The Colts are 15-7 all-time against Jacksonville, 13-7 since being paired in the AFC South.  The first two meetings came with the Colts being in the AFC East.  Indianapolis won at Jacksonville on December 10, 1995, 41-31, the Jaguars' inaugural season.  Aaron Bailey returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for score, the last time the club opened a game in such fashion.  The Colts took a 43-14 verdict over Jacksonville in the RCA Dome on September 25, 2000, on Monday Night Football.

The last two times the Colts have returned a kickoff for a touchdown Jacksonville has been the opponent (93t, Chad Simpson at Jaguars 12/17/09; 41t, Tyjuan Hagler vs. Jaguars 12/19/10).

Today's game marks the 81st straight sellout for the Colts, and the team has sold out 115 of the last 116 games.  There never has been a game in Lucas Oil Stadium that was not sold out.

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