In the final game of the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars hoped to kick off the new year with a win, one that would especially be sweet against the Indianapolis Colts.
Instead they imploded, allowed the Colts 17 unanswered points, and let Andrew Luck drive down the field for the go-ahead score with nine seconds remaining. Go Jaguars.
After forcing the Colts to go three-and-out on their first drive, the Jaguars hoped to put points on the board on their first possession.
A 42-yard pass to Allen Robinson set the Jaguars up in Colts' territory, but they failed to capitalize after getting to the Colts 30 yards line, settling for a field goal. Myers would hit a 47-yard field goal to give the Jaguars a 3-0 lead.
After forcing another three-and-out on defense, the offense once again took the field, this time looking to get in the end-zone. Highlighted by some nice Corey Grant runs and two catches by Alfie's favorite receiver Bryan Walters, the Jaguars were able to drive down the field rather easily for a touchdown. Blake Bortles would hit Ben Koyack on a 14-yard touchdown to notch the score at 10-0.
After two consecutive drives by both teams that ended in punts, the Jaguars defense was able to take advantage of a struggling Andrew Luck as Telvin Smith was able to intercept a pass from Luck to T.Y. Hilton, marking his second straight game with an interception.
After a speedy touchdown by Corey Grant put the Jaguars up 17-0 and a late second quarter field goal by Adam Vinatieri gave the Colts their first points of the game, the teams went into halftime with the score 17-3 in favor of the Jaguars.
The first possession by the Jaguars in the second half stalled, but the Colts picked on Tashaun Gipson and Johnathan Cyprien to drive down the field and make it a 17-10 game in the middle of the third quarter. But then the Colts came roaring back in the second half to score the tying points and make the game 17-17.
17 unanswered points in the second half. 17.
Things went back and forth in the middle of the field until the two minute warning when Pat McAfee attempted a punt and Dan Skuta (DAN SKUTA) blocked it. There was then a lateral, an attempted pass, a lot of penalties, and a final ruling -- even though the referees took nearly 10 minutes to make a call, they still got it wrong. The Colts were not penalized for attempting a pass on a punt block, even though it's clearly illegal according to the NFL rulebook.
With 1:33 left in the game, Jason Myers hit a 41-yard field goal to put the Jaguars up 20-17. Game over, right?
Wrong. The Colts took 84 seconds and scored the game-winning touchdown. To Jack Doyle. What the hell is a Jack Doyle?
Happy New Year.