Game Notes

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With the win, the Jaguars…

  • Improved to 1-2 overall, 1-1 on the road and 1-1 in the AFC South. 
  • Mike Mularkey won his first game as the Jaguars head coach and improved to 15-20 overall. 
  • Improved to 8-15 against Indianapolis including three straight wins. The Jaguars have won four of the last five games in the series. 
  • Started the last five seasons 1-2.

First career 4th-quarter comeback win for Gabbert as he hooks up with Shorts

Blaine Gabbert registered his first career fourth quarter comeback win as he hooked up with Cecil Shorts for an 80-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining in the game.  * *The Colts took a 17-16 lead on a 37-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri before Gabbert hooked up with Shorts on the first play from scrimmage on the ensuing possession.

The 80-yard completion was the longest of Gabbert's career and tied for the second-longest in franchise history (84, Byron Leftwich to Troy Edwards, 9/28/03 at Houston; 80, Quinn Gray to Reggie Williams, 11/4/07 at New Orleans). 

Gabbert finished 10 of 21 passing for 155 yards for an 88.4 passer rating.  He has yet to throw an interception through three games (79 attempts).  He improved to 5-12 as a starter, 3-4 in the division and 3-0 against the Colts. 

Holding on to the ball

Blaine Gabbert has attempted 79 passes through the first three games without throwing an interception.  It marks only the fourth time (1997, 2003, 2007) in franchise history the club began a season without throwing an interception in the first three games.

Quick strike drives

The Jaguars scored two touchdowns against the Colts and both came on the first play of their possession.  Maurice Jones-Drew went 59 yards for a touchdown on the club's first possession of the second half.  Trailing 17-16 with 56 second remaining in the game, Cecil Shorts took a short pass from Blaine Gabbert and raced 80 yards for a score on the first play.

Scobee remains perfect

Josh Scobee was perfect on his three field goal attempts, hitting from 44, 47 and 26 yards.  It marked the 14th career game for Scobee with at least two field goals of 40-plus yards.   He has connected on his last 16 field goal attempts in September and is 30 of 39 in 16 career games against the Colts.  He is two field goals shy of tying Mike Hollis' franchise record (175) for most in team history. 

Offense goes through Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew registered 177 yards on 28 carries (6.3 avg.) including a 59-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and accounted for 57.9 percent of the Jaguars offense (193 of 333 yards).  The 177 yards tied for the second-most of his career (177, Nov. 1, 2009 at Tennessee) and tied for the sixth-most in franchise history.  The 28 rushing attempts were the fifth-most of Jones-Drew's career. 

Jones-Drew has 314 rushing yards on 59 attempts (5.3 avg.) through the first three games, the most rushing yards to open a season in his career.

Jones-Drew has record-setting day

Maurice Jones-Drew scored the club's first touchdown on a 59-yard run in the third quarter, his seventh career touchdown run of 50 yards or more and longest since 2009 (80-yard touchdown, Nov. 1, 2009 at Tennessee). Jones-Drew's score set the franchise record for rushing touchdowns with 63 as he surpassed Fred Taylor.  

Jones-Drew owns the franchise record for touchdowns (76) and rushing touchdowns (63). 

JAGUARS MOST CAREER TDs

RK PLAYER, YEARS TDS
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12 76
2. Fred Taylor, 1998-2008 70
3. Jimmy Smith, 1995-200 69

JAGUARS MOST CAREER RUSHING TDs

RK PLAYER, YEARS TDS
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12 63
2. Fred Taylor, 1998-2008 62
3. James Stewart, 1995-99 33

Fourth active player with 7,000 career rushing yards

Maurice Jones-Drew surpassed 7,000 career rushing yards in his 96th career game as he finished with 177 yards on the ground.  Jones-Drew became only the fourth active player to accomplish the feat and the 53rd player in NFL history. 

NFL MOST RUSHING YARDS AMONG ACTIVE PLAYERS

RK PLAYER YARDS GAMES
1. Steven Jackson 9,233 118
2. Frank Gore 7,889 103
3. Willis McGahee 7,543 122
4. Maurice Jones-Drew 7,168 96
5. Adrian Peterson 6,982 76
Jones-Drew continues success against Colts

In his 13th career game against the Colts, Maurice Jones-Drew continued to pile up the numbers against the division foe.  Jones-Drew has scored 14 touchdowns (10 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 return) and recorded eight 100-yard rushing games in the 13 contests.  He has eclipsed 100-plus rushing yards in three straight games against the Colts, five of the last six games, including 346 yards (169, Jan. 1, 2012; 177, Sept. 23, 2012) in the last two outings.   His 177 yards today were the most of his career against the Colts and three of his five highest rushing totals have come against the Colts.

Jones-Drew has scored 34 touchdowns (29 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 return) in 36 career division games including six in the last eight games. 

*JONES-DREW'S RUSHING TOTALS VS. COLTS            *

*DATE                                      ATT          YDS       AVG        LG        TD                 *

  9/24/06 at IND                13         103           7.9        26           0

12/10/06 vs. IND              15         166        11.1      48t           2

10/22/07 vs. IND              13            52           4.0        12           1

12/  2/07 at IND                11            52           4.7        22           1

  9/21/08 at IND                19         107           5.6        18           1

12/18/08 vs. IND              20            91           4.6        15           0

  9/13/09 at IND                21            97           4.6        26           1

12/17/09 vs. IND              27         110           4.1        14           1

10/  3/10 vs. IND               26         105           4.0        14           1

12/19/10 at IND               15            46           3.1        12           0

11/13/11 at IND               25         114           4.6        15           1

  1/  1/12 vs. IND                25         169           6.8        56           0

  9/23/12 at IND                28         177           6.3        59           1

TOTALS                                 258     1,389           5.4      59t        10

2006-12 MOST TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST COLTS

RK      PLAYER, TEAM                                                      TDs

1.        Maurice Jones-Drew, Jax.                             14 (10 rush., 3 rec., 1 ret.)

* *2.        Andre Johnson, Hou.                                       5 (5 rec.)

            Arian Foster, Hou.                                             4 (4 rush.)

4.        Steve Slaton, Hou.                                             4 (4 rush.)

            Darren Sproles, S.D., N.O.                            4 (1 rush., 1 rec., 2 ret.)

            Brandon Marshall, Den., Mia., Chi.       4 (4 rec.)

*    MOST ALL-TIME TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST COLTS FRANCHISE*

RK      PLAYER (YEARS)                                             TDs        GAMES

1.        Paul Hornung (1957-1966)                    16               14

            Andre Reed (1985-1999)                         16               28

3.        Stanley Morgan (1977-1989)               14               21

*           Maurice Jones-Drew (2006-12)          14               13*

5.        Rick Casares (1955-1964)                      13               20

            Jim Taylor (1958-1967)                            13               16                                                                                 

MOST ALL-TIME RUSHING YARDS PER GAME

AGAINST COLTS FRANCHISE

*RK      PLAYER (YEARS)                                             AVG.        GAMES              *

1.        Curtis Martin (1995-2003)                  109.7               15

2.        Maurice Jones-Drew (2006-12)       106.8               13

3.        O.J. Simpson (1971-77)                            92.1               13

4.        Fred Taylor (2000-08)                                89.4               14

5.        Joe Cribbs (1980-88)                                  79.6               10

Jones-Drew surpasses 2,500 receiving yards

With his two receptions for 16 yards, Maurice Jones-Drew moved into fourth place in team history with 2,514 career receiving yards on 286 receptions.  He joined Steven Jackson (3,039) and Reggie Bush (2,510) as the only active running backs with 2,500-plus receiving yards. 

JAGUARS MOST CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

RK      PLAYER, YEARS                                                   YARDS (Rec.)

1.        Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005                           12,287 (862)

2.        Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001              6,393 (499)

3.        Marcedes Lewis, 2006-12                          2,744 (226)

4.        Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12               2,514 (286)

5.        Kyle Brady, 1999-2006                                2,500 (241)

*               JAGUARS CAREER RECEIVING LEADERS*

*RK       PLAYER, YEARS                                               REC (YARDS)    *

* *1.        Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005                      862 (12,287)

2.        Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001            499 (6,393)

3.        Fred Taylor, 1998-2008                             286 (2,361)

4.        Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12             286 (2,498)

5.        Kyle Brady, 1999-2006                              241 (2,500)

6.        Marcedes Lewis, 2006-12                        226 (2,744)

Jones-Drew tidbits:

  • Registered his 26th career 100-yard rushing game, the second-most in team history.  Fred Taylor owns the record with 48 career 100-yard games.  The Jaguars improved to 18-8 when Jones-Drew rushes for 100-plus yards.
  • 15 of Jones-Drew's 26 career 100-yard games have come against AFC South opponents.
  • Has recorded 20-plus carries in 33 career games and the Jaguars are 21-12 in those games.  He has produced 90-plus rushing yards in 26 of the 33 games.
  • Rushed for at least 99 yards in five of the last six division games.
  • Has recorded 100-plus rushing yards in four of the last six road games.

Jaguars get off another solid start

For the second time in three games, the Jaguars piled up the plays on their opening drive but had to settle for a field goal. QB Blaine Gabbert directed a 14-play, 54-yard drive that lasted 7:47 and concluded with a 44-yard field goal by Josh Scobee.   The Jaguars began the 2012 regular season with a 17-play drive on their opening possession at Minnesota that ended with a 19-yard field goal by Scobee.

Posluszny records Jaguars first interception

Linebacker Paul Posluszny intercepted Andrew Luck midway through the third quarter, the first interception for the Jaguars in 2012.  It marked Posluszny's seventh career interception and third as a Jaguar.

128th career game for Mathis

Cornerback Rashean Mathis played in his 128th career game today, tying Joe Zelenka in fifth place for most games played in team history. Mathis, a second-round draft pick in 2003, made his first start of the season on Sunday.

Cox returns to starting lineup

Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox saw his first action in 2012 after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury suffered in the preseason.  Cox made his first start since Nov. 20, 2011 at Cleveland where he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Brewster makes first career start

Jaguars center Mike Brewster freely admits his disappointment on not being selected in the 2012 draft but it could have been a blessing in disguise.  The Jaguars signed the former Ohio State standout immediately following the draft and he has worked his way into a prominent role as a rookie. 

Brewster made his first career start today at left guard after playing more than any player during the preseason.  The Orlando native ended his Ohio State career with 49 straight starts, the second-longest streak in school history.  He was a first-team All-America selection and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior. 

Tidbits:

  • The Jaguars had two plays of 50-plus yards in a game for the first time since Nov. 14, 2010 against Houston.
  • Rookie Kevin Elliott saw extensive action at wide receiver and finished with two receptions for 24 yards, the first catches of his career. 
  • Rookie Bryan Anger punted six times for a 53.5-yard average and 45.3-yard net.  Anger's 19 punts through three games are the third-most in team history to start a season.
  • The Jaguars finished with 185 rushing yards, the 10th time in the last 11 games the club has eclipsed 100 rushing yards against the Colts.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew's 59-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first rushing score for the Jaguars this season.
  • Inactives for the Jaguars today were running back Rashad Jennings, linebacker Daryl Smith, offensive lineman Eben Britton, offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield, defensive end George Selvie, defensive end Austen Lane and defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton.  Quarterback Chad Henne was the only player to dress and not play for the Jaguars.
  • Center Brad Meester started his 180th career game including his 61st consecutive game.
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