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Game notes: Jags at Colts

WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...

Claimed their first win of the 2008 season and evened their record to 1-1 in the AFC South. * Improved to 11-2 in games played between 4:00-4:15 p.m. under Jack Del Rio. *

Defeated the Colts for the second time in the last four games (44-17, vs. Indianapolis, 12/10/06) and trail the overall series 11-4. * Have won seven of their last 11 regular season games dating back to 2007. *

Improved to 19-15 on the road since 2004. * Have wins in 10 of their last 15 September games under head coach Jack Del Rio.
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Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 46-37 since taking over the helm in 2003. * Improved to 41-26 overall since 2004, the seventh-best mark in the NFL. *

SCOBEE OFF TO HOT START

Josh Scobee was successful on all three field goal attempts including a game-winning 51-yarder with four seconds remaining. Scobee also hit from 26 and 21 yards. He has connected on 6 of 6 field goals in the last two games and has posted a 50-plus yard field goal in back-to-back games. He became only the fourth player in franchise history with 400 career points and second kicker (Mike Hollis, 764).

JAGUARS RUSH FOR SEASON-HIGH 236 YARDS

The Jaguars rushed for a season-high 236 yards, the seventh-most in team history. The Jaguars rushed for 200-plus yards for the 18th time in team history and 11th under head coach Jack Del Rio. In addition, the Jaguars had 48 rushes, the second-most in team history (50, 11/14/04 vs. Detroit).

TWO RUNNING BACKS GO OVER 100-YARD RUSHING MARK FOR SECOND TIME IN TEAM HISTORY

Fred Taylor (26-121) and Maurice Jones-Drew (19-107) both rushed for 100 yards and combined for 228 rushing yards. Taylor and Jones-Drew are the only duo to accomplish the feat in franchise history and they have done it twice. Taylor (9-131, 1 TD) and Jones-Drew (15-166, 2 TDs) became the first running back duo in team history to record 100-plus rushing yards in a game when they accomplished the feat on Dec. 10, 2006 vs. Indianapolis.

TAYLOR RECORDS 48TH CAREER 100-YARD GAME, FIFTH AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS

Fred Taylor rushed for 121 yards on 26 carries, his first 100-yard game of the season and 48th of his career. It marked Taylor's fifth career 100-yard game against Indianapolis and his second consecutive against the Colts. He has 100-plus yards rushing in six of the last eight games dating back to last season.

TAYLOR SHOWS HE CAN DO IT EARLY IN SEASON

Fred Taylor recorded his sixth career 100-yard rushing game in the opening month of the season and first since 9/21/03 at Indianapolis (17-126).

JONES-DREW RECORDS 107 YARDS ON 19 CARRIES

Maurice Jones-Drew recorded his sixth career 100-yard rushing game and moved into a tie with James Stewart (6, 1995-99) for second-most in team history. Fred Taylor is the leader with 48 career 100-yard games. The 107 yards were the fourth-most of Jones-Drew's career and his 19 attempts tied for the third-most of his career.

JONES-DREW CONTINUES SUCCESS AGAINST COLTS AND IN DIVISION PLAY

Maurice Jones-Drew has scored seven touchdowns and recorded three 100-yard rushing games in five career games against the Colts. Jones-Drew has played in 13 games against AFC South opponents and has posted 13 touchdowns (11 rushing, 1 receiving, 1 return), four 100-yard games and 926 rushing yards.

TOUCHDOWNS, TOUCHDOWNS AND MORE TOUCHDOWNS FOR JONES-DREW

Maurice Jones-Drew scored his 28th career touchdown with a six-yard run in the third quarter. Jones-Drew has 24 career rushing touchdowns, third-most in team history, and has six touchdowns in the last six games against division opponents.

JAGUARS SET RECORD FOR LONGEST DRIVE IN TEAM HISTORY AT 12:18; POST 41:35 TOP

The Jaguars had an 18-play drive in the fourth quarter that lasted a team-record 12:18. The previous mark was 11:44 on Sept. 23, 2007 at Denver. In addition, the Jaguars had the third-most time of possession in team history at 41:35.

MATHIS RETURNS INTERCEPTON 61 YARDS FOR SECOND CAREER TOUCHDOWN

Rashean Mathis recorded his first interception of the season in the second quarter as he intercepted Peyton Manning and returned it a career-long 61 yards for a touchdown. It marked Mathis' second career interception return for a touchdown, tied with Aaron Beasley (2, 1996-2001) for most interceptions returned for a touchdown by a Jaguar. The 61-yard return was the second longest interception return in team history (93t, Aaron Beasley, 9/12/99 vs. San Francisco. Mathis holds the franchise record with 22 career interceptions.

MATHIS RECORDS 17TH DEFENSIVE SCORE IN TEAM HISTORY

In 14 seasons, the Jaguars have scored 17 regular season touchdowns on defense and three in the playoffs. Rashean Mathis has the last two defensive scores as he returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown on Jan. 5, 2008 in the AFC Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh.

TAYLOR MOVES INTO 31ST PLACE IN NFL HISTORY FOR YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE

Fred Taylor finished with 130 yards from scrimmage (121 rushing, 9 receiving) and moved into 31st place in NFL history for most yards from scrimmage. Taylor surpassed Herschel Walker (13,084), Roger Craig (13,100) and Corey Dillon (13,154).

BRIAN WILLIAMS MAKES HIS MARK

Brian Williams intercepted Peyton Manning in the end zone and returned it 27 yards. Williams has 17 career interceptions , five with the Jaguars. He made the move to safety this year after starting the last two seasons at cornerback opposite Rashean Mathis.

GARRARD FINISHES WITH 72.7 COMPLETION PERCENTAGE; IMPROVES TO 20-13 AS STARTER

David Garrard completed 16 of 22 passes for 167 yards as he improved to 20-13 as a starter, 7-6 on the road, 6-9 in AFC South play and 2-4 against Indianapolis. Garrard finished with a 72.7 completion percentage, his ninth career game with a 70-plus completion percentage.

JONES FINISHES WITH FIVE RECEPTIONS FOR 43 YARDS

Matt Jones finished with five receptions for 43 yards and became the first player since Jimmy Smith in 2004 to open a season with at least five-plus receptions in the first three games. Jones has five-plus receptions in four straight regular season games dating back to last season. Reggie Williams was incorrectly credited with a reception for 11 yards at the 3:13 mark of the third quarter.

INACTIVES

The following players were inactive for the Jaguars: RB Chauncey Washington, OL Charles Spencer, C Brad Meester, WR Troy Williamson, WR Jerry Porter, OL Chris Naeole, LB Justin Durant and DT Jimmy Kennedy.

TIDBITS

LB Daryl Smith recorded his first sack of the season in the first quarter, the 11.5 of his career … DB Scott Starks saw his first action of the season … Long snapper Joe Zelenka extended his team record with his 115th consecutive game played … Josh Scobee has scored in 44 consecutive games dating back to 1/2/05 which is the second-longest streak in team history. Mike Hollis holds the team record at 67 games … Montell Owens recorded his first career reception in the fourth quarter … Mike Walker had an eight-yard reception, the first of his career.

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