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Jacksonville Jaguars Beat Indianapolis Colts 19-13 in Season Finale

January 1st, 2012 at 6:27 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

The Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) ended their disappointing season with a 19-13 win against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.

With the loss, the Colts (2-14) are guaranteed of the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. That means the Jaguars will likely see quarterback Andrew Luck in a Colts' jersey for the next decade or so. 

Still, the Jaguars wouldn't have had it any other way, sending Wayne Weaver off in the sunset in his last game as the team's owner. 

In a tip-of-the cap to Weaver–who sold the team to Shahid Kahn in November–Maurice Jones-Drew had one of his best performances of the season. 

The Pro Bowl running back had a season-high 169 yards rushing on 25 carries, giving him the NFL rushing title. The performance also pushed Jones-Drew past Fred Taylor for the franchise record for rushing yards in a season (1,572), as the diminutive back ended the year with 1,606. 

Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert was efficient, completing 11-of-19 passes and throwing a touchdown to finish a rocky campaign on a high note. He was responsible for scoring the first points of the game when he connected with receiver Chastin West for a 23-yard touchdown pass.

Kicker Josh Scobee made four-of-four field goal attempts as both teams traded kicks the rest of the way until Indianapolis scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter cut Jacksonville's lead to 19-13. The Jaguars were able to keep run out the remaining three minutes to preserve the victory in the season finale. 

This was the first time the Colts were sweeped by an AFC South opponent since 2002. 

 

Tags: Andrew Luck, Blaine Gabbert, Football, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Josh Scobee, Maurice-Jones Drew, NFL, Wayne Weaver

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