Jaguars comeback kids this time
INDIANAPOLIS — Blaine Gabbert saw the play perfectly. The hard part was putting the ball in the right spot.
Jacksonville's second-year quarterback threw a perfect strike to Cecil Shorts, who sprinted for an 80-yard score with 45 seconds left to give the Jags a stunning victory and beat No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck at his own comeback game.
To everyone, except perhaps Gabbert, it was a shocking turnabout for a team that had a franchise-low 117 total yards last week and saw Adam Vinatieri make a 37-yard field goal to give the Colts a 17-16 lead with 56 seconds to go.
"This one's going to sit in the pit of their stomachs for quite some time," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of his players. "Obviously, we're going to have to get over it and … get better from here."
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew had 28 carries for 177 yards and his first rushing TD of the season to break Fred Taylor's franchise record with No. 63.