Final

Jaguars 17

(3-6, 1-4 away)

Colts 3

(0-10, 0-5 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2011

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 

1 2 3 4 T
JAX 3 0 7 717
IND 0 3 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: B. Gabbert (JAX) - 118 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Jones-Drew (JAX) - 25 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Tamme (IND) - 6 REC, 75 YDS

Jaguars keep Colts winless, get first road victory of season

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Maurice Jones-Drew reverted to his old wrecking-ball style Sunday against winless Indianapolis. He wore down the Colts defense and eventually made it pay.

On a day when two of the league's worst offenses sputtered, Jones-Drew kicked things into high gear by rushing for 114 yards and scoring on a late 3-yard TD run to give Jacksonville its first road win of the season 17-3.

"There was just sheer will and desire and passion, just laying it on the line for his teammates," coach Jack Del Rio said.

The performance should have come as no surprise to the Jaguars (3-6) or the Colts. Jones-Drew has six 100-yard games in 11 tries against Indianapolis, and has gained 1,043 of his 6,102 yards against the team he once thought would draft him.

Aside from Jones-Drew, it was an abysmal day for the offenses.

Curtis Painter and Blaine Gabbert each threw interceptions in the first five plays. Of the 61 total first-half plays, 35 went for 2 or fewer yards.

The teams combined for 12 punts, 11 in the first 34 minutes, four turnovers and turned an indoor game played under ideal conditions into one that looked as if it should have been in the wind, rain or snow.

Jacksonville finished with 18 first downs and 251 yards of offense, cashing in with a third-quarter TD pass from Gabbert to Jarett Dillard and Jones-Drew's big run. The rookie quarterback was 14 of 21 for 118 yards hooking up on the TD pass that broke a 3-3 tie.

That was all the Jags needed against Indy's stumbling offense.

"We feel like if we can be a balanced offense, we'll be pretty decent, so obviously the running game is a part of that," Jones-Drew said.

The Colts finished with 13 first downs, 212 total yards and their lowest point total since 1997, and it came on the day the franchise paid tribute to longtime offensive coordinator Tom Moore, Peyton Manning's mentor.

Moore probably didn't even recognize this offense.

After running for 58 yards in the first quarter, the Colts finished with 84. Painter was 13 of 19 for 94 yards with two interceptions, three sacks and a quarterback rating of 40.3 before getting yanked for the second straight week.

Dan Orlovsky, Painter's replacement, went 7 of 10 for 67 yards, but was stripped of the ball on a sack that led to the Jones-Drew score. Reggie Wayne caught three passes for 13 yards.

And even when Painter picked up a rare first down, after Jacksonville was called for a facemask penalty, the helmet had to be fixed.

"The team is sputtering. This is not a blame game. We're not playing a blame game. We're in it together," defensive end Robert Mathis said. "We just got to get out of this holding pattern."

It won't be easy.

At 0-10, the Colts are the NFL's only winless team -- every other team has at least two wins. If they lose Nov. 27 against Carolina, it would mark the first time they've started 0-11 since 1986, their third season in Indianapolis.

Sunday's loss, coupled with Houston's 37-9 victory over Tampa Bay, mathematically eliminated the Colts from the AFC South title chase, and their NFL record-tying streak of nine straight playoff appearances could officially end next weekend, too.

Indy has lost as many regular-season home games this season (five) as it did in the three previous years it played at Lucas Oil Stadium. And after scoring only 27 combined points over the past four weeks, the boos have become a regular occurrence.

"The turnovers were the big factor today," Painter said. "You just can't have those and we've got to secure the ball a little better."

But it was the defense that made the first big miscue.

Indy appeared to have Jacksonville stopped midway through the third quarter when Mathis sacked Gabbert on third-and-11, but Tyler Brayton was called for illegal hands to the face, giving the Jaguars an automatic first down. Eight plays later, Gabbert hooked up with Dillard to make it 10-3.

The Colts never mounted another serious scoring threat, and Orlovsky's fumble and Jones-Drew's scoring run wrapped it up.

"He's the best running back in the NFL in my eyes," Gabbert said. "Whenever he gets on a roll like that, and he's getting 6 yards a pop, we're going to lean on him."

Game notes


Jones-Drew is the second player in Jaguars history to top 6,000 yards rushing in his career. ... Jacksonville cornerback Rashean Mathis was carted off the field in the first half with a left knee injury and did not return. He is expected to have an MRI on the knee. ... Wayne moved past Larry Centers for 19th place on the career receptions list Sunday. Wayne has 829 catches. Centers had 827.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JAX
IND
1st Downs1813
Passing 1st downs
88
Rushing 1st downs
92
1st downs from penalties
13
3rd down efficiency
6-154-15
4th down efficiency
0-00-1
Total Plays6457
Total Yards251212
Yards per play3.93.7
Total Drives1212
Passing110128
Comp-Att
14-2120-29
Yards per pass
4.83.8
Interceptions thrown
12
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-85-33
Rushing14184
Rushing Attempts
4123
Yards per rush
3.43.7
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-30-2
Penalties5-556-40
Turnovers13
Fumbles lost
01
Interceptions thrown
12
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession35:2124:39

Passing Leaders

JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Gabbert14/211185.6112-8
INDC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Painter13/19944.9023-24
Orlovsky7/10676.7002-9

Rushing Leaders

JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones-Drew251144.6115
Thomas11212.0012
INDCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown14533.8024
Garcon11818.0018

Receiving Leaders

JAXRECYDSAVGTDLG
West33913.0013
Dillard23015.0119
INDRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tamme67512.5029
Collie4317.8011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJAXIND
jaxFG2:50Josh Scobee 44 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 35 yds, 4:44
30
SECOND QUARTERJAXIND
indFG14:59Adam Vinatieri 42 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 56 yds, 3:24
33
THIRD QUARTERJAXIND
jaxTD1:53Jarett Dillard 11 Yard Pass From Blaine Gabbert (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)
Drive info: 16 plays, 86 yds, 9:40
103
FOURTH QUARTERJAXIND
jaxTD3:54Maurice Jones-Drew 3 Yard Run (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 8 yds, 0:56
173

Research Notes

Colts With their loss at home to Jacksonville on Sunday, the Colts are the eighth team in the last 25 years to start a season 0-10.

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