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Blaine Gabbert and Cecil Shorts III once again had some late heroics to score a go-ahead touchdown on Sunday. Here's some notes and opinions on the game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars shocked the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday with a 22-17 victory, thanks to an 80-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to Cecil Shorts III to put the Jaguars ahead with just under a minute left. The Jaguars went for the two-point conversion, but it failed, meaning the Colts could win the game on a last minute touchdown drive.
Ultimately, the Jaguars defense knocked down the final pass in the endzone to win the game. Here's some notes and thoughts from Sunday's win:
WHAT I LIKED:
Second-year receiver Cecil Shorts III seems to have a knack for big plays, at least in the first two weeks of the season. Shorts seems to have the trust of quarterback Blaine Gabbert, having been the target for some key third downs and two big touchdown receptions. Oddly enough, Gabbert seemed most comfortable during Sunday's game throwing to Shorts and undrafted rookie Kevin Elliott, who filled in for the injured Laurent Robinson.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
There were a few things I didn't like and first and foremost was the Jaguars pass rush. The Jaguars able to hit Colts quarterback Andrew Luck nine times on Sunday, but not record a single sack. The Jaguars defensive ends still have zero sacks through three games this year and have been handled by opposing team's offensive lineman.
I also didn't like the fact that rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon flat out dropped a pass on a short slant that would have been easy first down yardage, then proceeds to get in the face of the Colts defensive back and then head butt him. You already dropped a pass rook, don't go picking up a drive killing 15-yard penalty on top of it.
FANTASY STUDS AND DUDS:
Maurice Jones-Drew was the big stuf of the day, picking up 177 yards on the ground, including a 59-yard touchdown run to keep the Jaguars in the game. Jones-Drew continues to average over 100 yards on the ground and a touchdown per game against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts were three-point favorites in the game, but the Jaguars ultimately won the game 22-17.
Laurent Robinson and Montell Owens suffered concussions during the game and will need to undergo further testing before they can get back on the practice field.
The Jaguars travel back to Jacksonville for a Week 4 match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals, a 4:30 p.m. ET game on CBS.