The Jacksonville Jaguars stomped the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and there were several drives where Blake Bortles looked in control and carried the offense in spite of a lackluster run game.
But this 12-play, 75-yard drive was capped by Bortles’ best touchdown throw to date. I’m serious — this is a hell of a throw when the Jaguars needed a score to widen the gap and take the pressure off their quarterback’s shoulders.
Play #1: 1st and 10 at JAX 25
Absolutely no push whatsoever and right tackle Jermey Parnell blocks inside. Who’s picking up No. 32 off the edge?
Play #2: 2nd and 12 at JAX 23
Excellent job by Blake to step up in the pocket, by a half-second, and get the ball to Dede Westbrook over the middle.
Play #3: 3rd and 1 at JAX 34
If you can tell me how Leonard Fournette got four yards out of this, I owe you a dollar.
Play #4: 1st and 10 at JAX 38
Three offensive linemen blocking and the first guy still gets to Marcedes Lewis?
Play #5: 2nd and 5 at JAX 43
Bad snap but Blake gets it down. If Chris Ivory is a hair faster hitting the hole, he’s got the first down.
Play #6: 3rd and 1 at JAX 47
This is the second time this drive the Colts have committed a horse collar tackle but it’s the first one that’s called. I love the route combination and play design — by loading the left side of the field, the middle is wide open against this Colts defense. Tack on 15 extra yards and we’re near the red zone.
Play #7: 1st and 10 at IND 26
I don’t know whose responsibility No. 51, but so much as chipping him springs Fournette loose for a chunk of yards.
Play #8: 2nd and 8 at IND 24
Touch, Blake. Touch.
Play #9: 3rd and 8 at IND 24
Great, great play design. T.J. Yeldon hasn’t gotten a snap at all this drive and he somehow gets lost in the coverage because of Lee’s route — forcing two defenders to run into each other in space.
Play #10: 1st and Goal at IND 8
Doug Marrone has preached that it’s better to settle for a field goal than try and fit throws into tight windows. Blake has taken that to heart and it’s resulted in a really good year in the red zone, few turnovers near the goal line, and smart throwaways like this.
Play #11: 2nd and Goal at IND 8
Chris Reed ends up falling backwards while watching Fournette run over him. We need Patrick Omameh back in a big way.
Play #12: 3rd and Goal at IND 8
This. This is the throw that I’ll remember from this game. He had several dimes on the day, but this is probably his most impressive touchdown throw of the year so far. Keelan Cole’s first touchdown catch as well.
Extra Point: OH MY GOD
I had to include it. Sorry.