Final

Jaguars 23

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Colts 21

(1-2, 0-2 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:15 PM ET, September 21, 2008

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 

1 2 3 4 T
JAX 0 10 7 623
IND 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: P. Manning (IND) - 216 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: F. Taylor (JAX) - 26 CAR, 121 YDS

Receiving: R. Wayne (IND) - 3 REC, 74 YDS

51-yard FG by Scobee helps Jaguars beat Colts, avoid an 0-3 start

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh Scobee savored every part of Sunday's victory celebration.

Even the wrestling match with the ball boy.

Scobee, who produced Jacksonville's only other win in Indianapolis with a 53-yard field goal in 2004, did it again Sunday by making a 51-yarder with 4 seconds left to beat the dreaded Colts 23-21. And this time, he took the ball.

Fast Facts

• Maurice Jones-Drew (107) and Fred Taylor (121) both topped 100 yards in the same game for the second time in their careers. The other time was Dec. 10, 2006 -- also against the Colts.

• The Colts lost their first two homes games in a season for the first time since 1998 -- Peyton Manning's rookie season. Counting the preseason, Indy is 0-4 at its new Lucas Oil Stadium.

• Jacksonville had a 41:35-18:25 advantage in time of possession.

-- ESPN Research

"My holder went to give me a high-five and I took off running," said Scobee, who left the ball from his other winning kick in the Indianapolis locker room and never got it back. "I tried to get the ball from the ball boy and he didn't recognize me. He wouldn't let go of it, so I had to rip it away from him."

Just like he snatched a second straight comeback out of the Colts' grasp.

The ramifications of Scobee's kick may last far longer than any postgame party. The victory allowed Jacksonville (1-2) to avoid the franchise's first 0-3 start in five years and get out of what would have been a huge hole against the five-time AFC South champs.

Instead of being two games behind Indy, they've drawn even with the Colts (1-2) and now hold the first chip in the tiebreaker.

But it took far more than Scobee to shrug off their biggest nemesis.

David Garrard impressively evaded the Colts' pass rush to buy more time and find receivers during the final 67 seconds.

The powerful running tandem of Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor, who each topped 100 yards despite being nicked up with minor injuries, got the offense out of neutral for the first time this season. Jacksonville had the ball for more than 41 minutes.

Unknown fullback Montell Owens just happened to be in the right place at the right time when Garrard's pass appeared to be tipped and fluttered toward midfield. Somehow Owens cradled it in his arms for a 10-yard gain and a first down.

And, of course, there was Scobee.

"That thing was drilled," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "It would have been good from 65 yards."

Scobee disagreed, noting he had the distance but was a little concerned it may not stay inside the right upright.

"I'll take 51, that's good enough," he said. "It's too close to the pole to be kicking it from any further."

Still, it didn't appear Jacksonville would need Scobee's long kick to win it after a marathon drive that consumed more than 12 minutes to open the fourth quarter.

But as the Jaguars know all too well, two minutes is an eternity for Peyton Manning, who nearly staged his second straight improbable comeback. The two-time league MVP ran his first play of the fourth quarter with less than 2:30 to go, and in 86 seconds, he had given the Colts a 21-20 lead when Joseph Addai scored on a 2-yard run.

Garrard followed that with his impersonation of Manning, getting an assist from an 11-yard pass interference call when a fourth-and-1 throw fell incomplete with 25 seconds to go.

"On the sideline, I said, 'This is our time now,'" Garrard said. "Just believe. I kept telling them, 'Just believe.' I told the offensive line to get them off my back."

Jacksonville won this one the old-fashioned way.

Taylor carried 26 times for 121 yards, while Jones-Drew ran 19 times for 107 yards and one score and caught four passes for 59 yards. In all, the Jaguars ran for 236 yards and kept the ball for more than 41 minutes.

Manning was 15-of-29 for 216 yards with one TD and two interceptions, and the Colts ran only 48 plays. Jacksonville had 48 carries, the second-most in franchise history.

"We had plenty of chances to stop them, on that drive and on drives before that," Colts coach Tony Dungy said. "Their guys make guys miss, and they made us miss today."

The Colts looked like they would finally get back in sync when Manning opened the game with a 4-yard TD pass to Marvin Harrison. It was Harrison's first score in more than 12 months.

But Jacksonville rallied with Rashean Mathis' 61-yard interception return for a score, an incredible 34-yard run by Taylor to set up Jones-Drew's 6-yard TD run and, of course, the winning kick.

"I had no doubt Scobee had the leg for it," Garrard said. "There was a lot of energy in that kick."

Game notes


Indy is now 0-4, including two preseason losses, at its new home, Lucas Oil Stadium. ... Scobee is 5-of-9 all-time from 50 or more yards. ... The Colts lost right guard Dan Federkeil in the first half with a shoulder injury and cornerback Marlin Jackson in the second half with a rib injury. ... Jacksonville lost receiver Dennis Northcutt in the first half with a leg strain and safety Reggie Nelson with a bruised knee in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
1st Downs2519
3rd down efficiency
8-145-9
4th down efficiency
0-11-1
Total Yards403325
Yards per play5.86.6
Total Drives33
Passing167211
Comp-Att
16-2215-29
Yards per pass
7.67.3
Interceptions thrown
12
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-01-5
Rushing236114
Rushing Attempts
4819
Yards per rush
4.96.0
Penalties5-446-37
Turnovers12
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
12
Possession41:3518:25

Passing Leaders

JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Garrard16/221677.6010-0
INDC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Manning15/292167.4121-5

Rushing Leaders

JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor261214.7034
Jones-Drew191075.6118
INDCARYDSAVGTDLG
Addai16784.9211
Rhodes22412.0020

Receiving Leaders

JAXRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones-Drew45914.8026
Jones5438.6011
INDRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wayne37424.7040
Clark44711.8029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJAXIND
TD11:03Marvin Harrison 4 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERJAXIND
FG12:33Josh Scobee 26 Yd 37
TD05:10Rashean Mathis 61 Yd Interception Return (Josh Scobee Kick) 107
TD01:28Joseph Addai 3 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick) 1014
THIRD QUARTERJAXIND
TD01:17Maurice Jones-Drew 6 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick) 1714
FOURTH QUARTERJAXIND
FG02:33Josh Scobee 21 Yd 2014
TD01:07Joseph Addai 2 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick) 2021
FG00:04Josh Scobee 51 Yd 2321