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Jaguars 31, Colts 28

Jacksonville’s Josh Scobee hits the eighth-longest field goal in NFL history, from 59 yards, to beat the Colts as time expires.

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Jacksonville’s Josh Scobee hits the eighth-longest field goal in NFL history, from 59 yards, to beat the Colts as time expires.

JACKSONVILLE — Josh Scobee watched the kick clear the crossbar, then ripped off his helmet and started running.

He cut left, then right, dodging teammates all over the field.

They finally caught up with him near the sideline, setting off a raucous celebration the Jaguars desperately needed after consecutive lopsided losses.

Scobee's 59-yard field goal on the final play Sunday gave Jacksonville a 31-28 victory over the Colts and might have provided a spark. He also supplied comic relief with his victory chase.

"I don't know what I was thinking," Scobee said. "I think I blacked out for about 10 seconds."

The Jaguars rebounded from back-to-back, 25-point losses — the worst consecutive setbacks in team history — and gave the Colts their second AFC South loss.

Peyton Manning threw for 352 yards and two touchdowns, but his receivers let the team down. Tight end Brody Eldridge dropped a pass near the goal line. Anthony Smith intercepted it, setting up the touchdown that put Jacksonville ahead 21-14. Reggie Wayne, who finished with a career-high 15 receptions for 196 yards, fumbled inside the 10-yard line on the ensuing drive.

Manning's 1-yard touchdown to Austin Collie tied the score with 48 seconds remaining.

Jacksonville appeared content to run out the clock and go to overtime, but when the Colts called timeout, the Jaguars took some shots through the air, setting up Scobee's winner.

Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew had 105 yards and a touchdown rushing, plus a TD reception. But he deferred all the credit to Scobee.

"I don't even know why I'm talking," Jones-Drew said. "I didn't do anything compared to that."


Jaguars 31, Colts 28 10/03/10 [Last modified: Sunday, October 3, 2010 10:19pm]
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