Jaguars Power Play of the Week: Ashton Youboty's fumble recovery TD

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Cornerback Ashton Youboty #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs in a fumble against the Houston Texans November 27, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.Youboty ran 38 yards for a touchdown. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Since this is such a slow news day and nothing Jaguars related is really going on....how about a look back at the game on Sunday? Particularly the play that gave Jaguars fans hope that they might be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and upset the AFC South-leading Houston Texans.

Following a three and out on the opening possession by the Jaguars that instantly drew groans of familiarity, on Houston's second play from scrimmage the Jaguars did something that they hadn't in over three years: score a defensive touchdown. Linebacker Paul Posluszny hit running back Arian Foster three yards behind the line of scrimmage and forced a fumble. Cornerback Ashton Youboty scooped it up and ran the remaining 38 yards for a touchdown.

The last time the Jaguars scored a touchdown defensively was when Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception to Rashean Mathis on October 5, 2008. Since then they had plenty of opportunities to do so, whether that be Quentin Groves stumbling on the five or Daryl Smith avoiding big, bad Drew Brees.

The play gave the Jaguars a strong 7-0 head start, but didn't prove to be enough as the Jacksonville offense wasn't able to outscore the seven points put on the scoreboard by the defense.

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