In the span of one month, Josh Johnson went from inactive to playmaker, helping the Jacksonville Jaguars to their first win of the 2016 season.
With less than two minutes to play, Johnson broke up Andrew Luck's pass to tight end Dwayne Allen on fourth down, sealing a 30-27 victory for the Jaguars in London. It was just the third NFL game for Johnson, who had spent the past two seasons in the Canadian Football League.
It was frustrating this play had to happen to begin with, but that’s another story.
The Jaguars were up 23-6 in the fourth quarter, but three touchdowns in the fourth quarter by the Colts and a few defensive stops in a row gave Luck & Co. exactly what they needed in the two-minute warning.
At midfield, Luck was driving yet again and they needed just a couple more first downs to get Adam Vinatieri in range of a tying field goal. On fourth down, Luck tried to hit Allen on a shallow crossing pattern.
Johnson closed and knocked the ball from Allen’s grasp.