With just 80 days until kickoff, let’s talk about this beautiful 80-yard touchdown by Agent 88 — Mr. Allen Hurns!
The Jacksonville Jaguars are down 13-9 to the Indianapolis Colts in a late-season game in which they should be winning. Just before halftime, Andre Branch had probably the most important play of his Jaguars career — strip-sacking Matt Hasselback and taking the fumble recovery to the house for a touchdown.
But now it was the offense’s turn. Blake Bortles rolls out to his right on a designed play and looks downfield for Hurns who has a defender in front of him and behind him.
The Blake Bortles Special, everyone!
But instead of either player making a play, the ball is placed nicely into a tight window and Hurns makes a tough catch. And then he breaks a tackle. And then he runs down the right sideline for the go-ahead score — a lead the Jaguars would extend and go on to win 51-16.
It was utter dominance from a Jaguars team that has given us little to root for on the field in recent years. And one of the defining plays of the game was Hurns making a tough catch and turning it into an 80-yard touchdown.