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
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.
Scobee remains perfect
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
|1. ||Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12||76|
|2.||Fred Taylor, 1998-2008||70|
|3.||Jimmy Smith, 1995-200||69|
JAGUARS MOST CAREER RUSHING 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
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.)
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)
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)
- 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
128th career game for Mathis
Cox returns to starting lineup
Brewster makes first career start
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.
- The Jaguars had two plays of 50-plus yards in a game for the first time since Nov. 14, 2010 against Houston.
Kevin Elliottsaw extensive action at wide receiver and finished with two receptions for 24 yards, the first catches of his career.
Bryan Angerpunted 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 Laneand defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton. Quarterback Chad Hennewas the only player to dress and not play for the Jaguars.
Brad Meesterstarted his 180th career game including his 61st consecutive game.