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100 moments in 100 days: The River City Relay

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New Orleans Saints vs Jacksonville Jaguars - December 21, 2003 Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

This year marks the 25th season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. To celebrate, we’re counting down 100 days from our regular season kickoff with the top 100 moments in franchise history.

Yesterday it was Jalen Ramsey’s masterful pick-six interception against the Tennessee Titans in 2016.

Today — the River City Relay.

The Saints traveled to Jacksonville with a 7-7 record to take on a team starting rookie Byron Leftwich and make a push for the playoffs as an NFC Wild Card team. The Jaguars built a 20-13 lead on the legs of then running back Fred Taylor and 194 rushing yards.

With seven seconds left in the game and on their own 25-yard line, Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks called for the ball the be hiked. Brooks passed the ball to receiver Donte Stallworth midfield, who then broke Fernando Bryant’s tackle then broke two more tackles.

The clock at this point was expired, so Stallworth pitched the ball to Michael Lewis at about the 35-yard line. Lewis took the ball up the field 10 more yards before then pitching it to Deuce McAllister.

McAllister quickly pitched the ball to Jerome Pathon at about the 25-yard line, who ran the ball and dove into the end zone after a key block down field was made by quarterback Aaron Brooks. There was a long review by the officials to make sure all of the pitches were indeed laterals and not any forward passes. The play upheld. The score was now 20-19 with John Carney lining up for the extra point to send the game into overtime.

Then it happened.

Send us your favorite moments and we’ll dig into each one until the Jaguars kick off on September 8th — including whatever video, audio, or stories we can find.

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