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First off the Field: Colts 16, Jaguars 13



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Jaguars missed their chance to take sole possession of first place on Sunday.

Actually, they missed it twice.

Adam Vinatieri, the Colts' veteran kicker, converted a 27-yard field goal with 4:36 remaining in overtime, giving the Colts a 16-13 victory over the Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Jaguars kicker Jason Myers missed a 53-yard field goal wide right with :01 remaining in the fourth quarter. He missed from 48 yards wide left with 8:13 remaining in overtime.

The Jaguars won the toss to start overtime and opted to receive. Each team had two possessions.  Matt Hasselbeck threw 28 yards to tight end Coby Fleener on the play after Myers' overtime miss to put the Colts in field-goal range.

Frank Gore's 22-yard run moved the Colts to the Jaguars 7 and set up the field goal.

The Colts had tied the game with 12:27 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Vinatieri. The Jaguars also got a huge turnover midway through the fourth quarter when defensive tackle Abry Jones recovered a fumble by Gore in the end zone. Safety Josh Evans forced the fumble.

The play kept the scored tied, 13-13, with 8:19 remaining.

The victory put the Colts in sole possession of the AFC South after four weeks. They are 2-2, with the Jaguars 1-3, the Houston Texans 1-3 and the Tennessee Titans 1-2. The Titans were off this week.

Bortles completed 28 of 50 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He completed 14 of 18 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

Wide receiver Allen Hurns caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, with wide receiver Allen Robinson catching four passes for 80 yards. Running back T.J. Yeldon rushed 22 times for 105 yards for the Jaguars.

Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, playing in place of injured starter Andrew Luck, completed 30 of 47 passes for 282 yards.

The Jaguars were penalized 13 times for 92 yards.

The Colts took a 3-0 lead with Vinatieri's 54-yard field goal with 4:59 remaining in the first quarter. The Jaguars had one first down on two drives at that point, but moved 78 yards on six plays on the ensuing drive.

That possession ended with a 20-yard field goal by Myers that tied it 3-3. Bortles completed passes of 26 and 48 yards to wide receivers Hurns and Robinson, respectively. The 48-yarder to Robinson set up 1st-and-goal at the Colts 6.

The Jaguars took advantage of their second forced turnover of the season to take a 10-3 lead. The touchdown came on an 8-yard pass from Bortles to Hurns, coming four plays after Johnathan Cyprien recovered a fumble by running back Josh Robinson at the Colts 44.

Otto linebacker Dan Skuta forced the fumble with a violent hit on a run to the left.

The Colts tied the game on the ensuing possession with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Hasselbeck to tight end Coby Fleener with 4:04 remaining in the first half. The Jaguars were penalized five times for 42 yards on the drive, with three of the penalties converting third down.

Myers' 32-yard field goal with :04 remaining in the half made it 13-10, Jaguars, at halftime.


Player of the game

Allen Hurns, wide receiver.Hurns continued a solid early season with 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. He caught eight passes for 82 yards in the first half. Five of Hurns' receptions went for first owns and a sixth went for a touchdown.

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The Jaguars were strong at times Sunday, particularly in the first half. They finished with 431 total yards, including 142 rushing. The Jaguars had 210 first-half yards, with 179 yards passing.


The Jaguars had a strong game for the most part defensively, with the exception a long drive by the Colts for a first-half touchdown on which the Jaguars were penalized five times for 42 yards. The Colts finished with 327 total yards, 60 rushing. The Colts had eight rushing yards at halftime.


Jason Myers converted field-goal attempts from 20 yards and 32 yards, but missed from 53 yards at the end of regulation and 48 in overtime. He also converted his extra-point conversion. A penalty on Nick Marshall for running out of bounds before being touched while covering a punt cost the Jaguars 18 yards late in the third quarter.

Images leading up to the Jaguars' road battle against the Colts.

 Injury updates

*Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter; he was replaced in the lineup by rookie Thurston Armbrister and did not return. Cornerback Aaron Colvin and James Sample both left the game with shoulder injuries in the fourth quarter.

*The Jaguars deactivated seven players shortly before kickoff: Safety Sergio Brown (calf), defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), tight end Julius Thomas (hand), running back Denard Robinson (knee), right guard Brandon Linder (shoulder), wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) and defensive end Chris Smith. Marks, Thomas, Robinson, Linder and Lee were ruled out Friday while Brown was listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report. Smith was a healthy inactive.

*Standing out                                        *

*Linebackers Paul Posluszny and Dan Skuta stood out, with Posluszny registering five tackles before his ankle injury and Skuta forcing an early fumble that led directly to the Jaguars' first-half touchdown.

*Robinson caught two passes for 57 yards and his 46-yarder in the first half set up a 20-yard field goal by Myers.

*Defensive end Chris Clemons registered a sack and had another negated when he was called for unsportsmanlike conduct for contacting Hasselbeck's helmet.

*Safety Josh Evans had two huge plays defensively, forcing the fumble on Gore that Jones recovered in the end one and stopping wide receiver Phillip Dorsett a yard short of a first down on a late third-down screen pass.

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