The Jacksonville Jaguars went to Indianapolis on Sunday and came away with their third win of the season, beating the winless Colts 17-3 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jags were led by Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who carried the ball 25 times for 114 yards, nearly matching his rookie quarterback’s passing yard total.
Jones-Drew finished his day with a three yard touchdown run that iced the game for the Jags. The touchdown was set up by a Dan Orlovsky turnover. The Colts QB, filling in for a benched Curtis Painter, had his right arm hit by Jeremy Mincey as he dropped back inside his own 20 yard line. The ball deflected right to Tyson Alualu who returned it to the Colts 8 yard line. The Jags would pound the ball with Jones-Drew three straight times to cover the final 8 yards for the TD.
The Jags defense was impressive all day, but was certainly aided by the pathetic performance from Painter. The Colts’ QB threw 2 picks, and had one interception overturned when the Colts challenged that the Jags had too many men in the huddle at the snap.
It wasn’t always pretty but a win is a win and the Jags avoid the embarrassment of losing to the NFL’s worst team and improve to 3-6.