With just 73 days until kickoff, let’s talk about Rashad Greene’s 73-yard punt return that put the Jacksonville Jaguars up two scores and the game out of reach for the Indianapolis Colts in Gus Bradley’s most dominating win of his head coaching career.
December 13, 2015
73 days until kickoff!— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 26, 2017
Remember @RG80_'s 73-yard punt return on the way to a 51-16 victory over the @Colts? https://t.co/upF1feKoxw pic.twitter.com/kLi9Jkymt8
It was the beginning of the second half. After an 80-yard touchdown to Allen Hurns, the Jaguars were clinging to a 16-13 lead that wasn’t going to stay very close for very long.
The defense forced a fourth down deep in their own territory but Colts punter Pat McAfee booted a deep one — over 50 yards in the air to where returner Rashad Greene caught the ball at his 27-yard line with a defender less than four yards away. The Colts defender missed, however, and Greene found blockers to the right.
10 seconds later, the Jaguars were up 23-13.
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 Greene getting this 73-yard return.