Game notes: Jaguars vs. Colts

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
REGULAR SEASON GAME 13

WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS...

  • Improved to 8-5 and 6-1 at home. The Jaguars have won 11 of their last 13 home games. TheJaguars have won three of their last four games.
  • Are 29-16 overall since 2004 which ranks seventh-best in the NFL and have won 16 of their last 22 regular season games dating back to 2005.
  • Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 34-27 since taking over the helm in 2003. The Jaguars are 20-10 under Del Rio at home.
  • The Jaguars improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games in December or later with wins in five of their last six games.
  • The Colts lead the overall series, 9-3, and the Jaguars ended a three-game winning streak for the Colts in the series.
  • Improved to 2-3 in the AFC South this season and 10-13 since 2003.

JAGUARS RECORD FRANCHISE-RECORD IN RUSHING YARDS

The Jaguars rushed for a franchise-record 375 yards, surpassing the previous high of 244 on 12/3/00 vs. Cleveland. The 375 rushing yards were the most in the NFL since Cincinnati had 407 rushing yards against Denver on October 22, 2000. The Jaguars had the record in the first half as they rushed for 251 yards. It was the third game this season with 200-plus rushing yards, tying for the most in team history (2000). The Jaguars entered the game with the third-best rushing attack in the NFL with an average of 143.0 yards per game. The Jaguars have rushed for 100-plus yards in 11 of 13 games this season and 150-plus yards in eight of 13 games. Today's game was the ninth consecutive game the Jaguars had 100-plus rushing yards.

HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE

The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 191 to 64 in seven home games. The Jaguars have scored 20 touchdowns (12 rush, 6 pass, 1 defense, 1 return) while the opponents have managed only seven TDs. The Jaguars have allowed a NFL-low 9.1 points per game in the first seven home games.

TAYLOR AND JONES-DREW BECOME FIRST RUNNING BACK DUO TO GO OVER 100 YARDS IN A GAME

Fred Taylor (9-131, 1 TD) and Maurice Jones-Drew (15-166, 2 TDs) became the first running back duo in team history to each record 100-plus rushing yards in a game. Taylor and Jones-Drew both had 100-plus rushing yards at half as the team rushed for 251 yards in the first half. It was the first time for a team to have two 100-yard rushers in the first half and 251 rushing yards in the first half since 11/22/92 when Buffalo did it against Atlanta (Kenneth Davis, 147; ThurmanThomas, 103). The Bills had 254 rushing yards at the half.

TOUCHDOWNS, TOUCHDOWNS AND MORE TOUCHDOWNS

Rookie RB/KR Maurice Jones-Drew scored three touchdowns to increase his rookie total to 12 (9 rushing, 2 receiving, 1 return) which is tops among all rookies. Jones-Drew has 12 touchdowns in the last 11 games and at least one touchdown in nine of the last 11 games. The 12 touchdowns by Jones- Drew are the most by a Jaguar since Fred Taylor had 14 in 2000. The 12 touchdowns rank second alltimefor Jaguars rookies and also moved him into fourth place in team history for a season.

MAURICE JONES-DREW SETS FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 303 ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

Maurice Jones-Drew produced a franchise record 303 all-purpose yards, surpassing the record of 291 by Jimmy Smith (9/10/00 at Balt.). It was the most all-purpose yards in the NFL since Jonathan Carter of the New York Jets had 304 vs. Indianapolis on November 16, 2003. In addition, Jones-Drew surpassed Fred Taylor (1,644, 1998) for the single-season team record for most all-purpose yards by a rookie. Jones- Drew owns three of the top seven single-game all-purpose yards totals in team history. It was Jones-Drew's second game this season against Indianapolis with 200-plus all-purpose yards. Here's the list:

JAGUARS SINGLE-GAME ALL-PURPOSE YARDS LEADERS

PLAYER, GAME

RUSH

REC

RETURNS

TOTAL
YARDS

Maurice Jones-Drew (12/10/06 vs. Ind.)

166

15

122

303

Jimmy Smith (9/10//00 at Balt.)

0

291

0

291

Fred Taylor (11/19/00 at Pitt.)

234

14

0

248

Maurice Jones-Drew (9/24/06 at Ind.)

103

32

109

244

Keenan McCardell (10/20/96 at STL)

0

232

0

232

Reggie Barlow (10/25/98 at Den.)

0

20

207

227

Maurice Jones-Drew (11/26/06 at Buf.)

78

47

101

226

JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON ALL-PURPOSE YARDS BY A ROOKIE

RK PLAYER, YEAR

RUSH

REC

RETURNS

TOTAL
YARDS

1. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006

666

332

702

1,700

2. Fred Taylor, 1998

1,223

421

0

1,644

3. Derrick Wimbush, 2005

12

26

955

993

4. Alvin Pearman, 2005

149

240

597

986

5. Elvis Joseph, 2001

294

183

428

905

TAYLOR SURPASSES EARL CAMPBELL IN 21ST PLACE IN NFL HISTORY; REGISTERS 42ND 100-YARD RUSHING GAME

Fred Taylor rushed for 131 yards on nine carries and surpassed Earl Campbell for 21st in NFL history in rushing yards. Taylor registered his 42nd career 100-yard rushing game. Taylor has four 100-yard rushing games this season, surpassing his total for 2005 (3). He has 100-plus yards rushing in two of thelast three games.

TAYLOR RECORDS 100 YARDS IN A HALF FOR NINTH TIME IN THE REGULAR SEASON

Fred Taylor has rushed for 100 yards in half of a game nine times in the regular season and twice in the playoffs. His 100-yard halves:

DATE/OPPONENT

1ST HALF

2ND HALF

TOTAL

12/6/98 vs. Detroit

61

122

183

1/3/99 vs. New England*

115

47

162

10/31/99 at Cincinnati

126

2

128

1/15/00 vs. Miami*

135

0

135

11/19/00 at Pittsburgh

89

145

234

12/3/00 vs. Cleveland

111

70

181

12/8/02 vs. Cleveland

28

117

145

11/9/03 vs. Indianapolis

51

101

152

12/21/03 vs. New Orleans

93

101

194

10/30/05 at St. Louis

138

27

165

12/10/06 vs. Indianapolis

131

0

131

* Playoff game

TAYLOR RECORDS SECOND-LONGEST RUSH OF HIS CAREER

RB Fred Taylor broke free for a 76-yard run on the Jaguars first offensive play, the second-longest run in team history in the regular season (Taylor, 77t, 10/12/98 vs. Miami). The 76-yard run was thelongest play of the season for the Jaguars.

GARRARD IMPROVES TO 10-5 OVERALL AS A STARTER

QB David Garrard improved to 10-5 overall as a starter, 5-2 in 2006 and 6-3 in home games. Garrard has won nine of his last 12 starts and has wins in four of his last five starts against AFC South opponents.

JONES-DREW SETS TEAM RECORD WITH A RUSHING TOUCHDOWN IN FIVE CONSECUTIVE GAMES

Maurice Jones-Drew set a team record with a rushing touchdown in his fifth consecutive game. The five straight games with a touchdown ranks tied for second in team history behind Fred Taylor who holds the top mark (7 in 2000, 5 in 1998).

JONES-DREW SCORES ON 93-YARD KICKOFF RETURN, THIRD-LONGEST RETURN IN TEAM HISTORY

Maurice Jones-Drew returned the opening kickoff of the second half 93 yards for a touchdown, the third-longest return in team history. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since Derrick Wimbush had a 91-yard return on 11/27/05 at Arizona.

TAYLOR GOES OVER 1,000 RUSHING YARDS FOR THE SEASON

Fred Taylor surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season, marking the sixth time in his career he has accomplished the feat in his nine-year career. Taylor is the only player in team history to rush for 1,000 plus yards in a season.

SCOBEE EXTENDS SCORING STREAK TO 30 CONSECUTIVE GAMES

Josh Scobee has scored in 30 consecutive games dating back to 1/2/05, the second-longest streak in team history (10/16/00 through 12/30/01). Mike Hollis holds the team record at 67 games. In addition, Scobee reached 100 points for the season, the eighth time a Jaguar has reached 100 points.

TIDBITS

The Jaguars scored a season-high 44 points, the fourth game this season with 30-plus points and eighth game with 20-plus points ... The Jaguars had 447 total yards, the most total yards since 12/24/05 at Houston (448) ... Safety Gerald Sensabaugh recorded an interception for the second consecutive game ... The Jaguars scored on a 94-yard drive on their first offensive possession, the seventh-longest drive (yards) in team history ... The Jaguars scored on their opening possession for the sixth time this season, the fifth time with a touchdown ... The Jaguars have rushed for 100-plus yards in 11 of 13 games this season ... Maurice Jones-Drew moved into second place in team history for most rushing yards by a rookie, surpassing James Stewart (525, 1995) .... The Jaguars are 26-6 under head coach Jack Del Rio when scoring 20-plus points ... Jorge Cordova blocked a punt in the first quarter, the second blocked punt for Cordova this season ... The Jaguars have recorded an interception in 12 of the last 16 regular season games ... The Jaguars are 22-5 when they score first under head coach Jack Del Rio ... The Jaguars have registered 300-plus yards of total offense in 10 of 13 games ... Alvin Pearman had his second career rushing touchdown and posted a careerhigh71 yards rushing ...

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