The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in the final game of the regular season. The Colts were searching for their first road win of the season, while the Jags were attempting to improve to .500 at home. In the end, strong Jaguars defense and the talented foot of Josh Scobee allowed the Jacksonville squad to come away with the 19-13 win.
The Jaguars scored their only touchdown of the game in the first quarter on a 23-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert to Chastin West. After that touchdown, the two teams would trade field goals by Adam Vinatieri and Josh Scobee for the bulk of the game.
The Jaguars entered the fourth quarter holding a 19-6 lead after Scobee nailed four field goals throughout the game, from 25, 32, 47 and 39 yards, respectively. The Colts would finally find the end zone in the final minutes of the game as Dan Orlovsky hooked up with Austin Collie for a touchdown pass to cut the lead to 19-13, but that is where the score would stay. Orlovsky put together some decent numbers, finishing the game 27-for-40 with 264 passing yards and two touchdowns, but also threw a pair of interceptions.
The most notable numbers of the day belonged to Jags running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He finished the game with 169 yards on 25 carries, including a long of 56. The yardage makes him the new single-season record holder for rushing yards in the history of the Jaguars franchise and puts him over the top to ensure he will finish the season as the NFL leader in rushing yards.
The Jaguars finish the 2011 NFL season with a 5-11 record, going 4-4 at home. The Colts wind up with a 2-14 record, including a punchless 0-8 on the road.
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