Week 10: Jaguars 23, Colts 3

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    Jags Defense Paves the Way to Win Over Colts​

    Jan 11, 2010
    By: Harry Stone, Jacksonville Post-Intelligencer

    JACKSONVILLE, FL- Since the loss to the Saints two weeks ago the Jaguars confidence has been shaken. Their aura of invincibility shattered. Their bravado became tiresome.

    What led them to an OMFL record 25 straight wins over two seasons seemed forgotten and that was stellar defense, an effective rushing game, and timely and efficient passing.

    The past two games Jacksonville has tried to get back to their blueprint for success and for the second consecutive week it has worked.

    The Green Machine defense again flexed their muscles, this time against the Colts on Monday Night. They would hold Indianapolis to just a field goal while the offense was effective enough for a 23-3 victory.

    The game would start off as a defensive tractor pull, with both teams finding little success offensively. In the first quarter teams would exchange punts and the only score would be a long 47 yard Josh Scobee field goal for the Jaguars.

    The second quarter would start off with punts from both teams. However it would be Jacksonville return specialist Troy Williamson who would provide a spark with a 20 yard return to the Colt 48 yard line.

    Matt Stafford would look for the big play immediately and would find it as he would connect with rookie receiver Derrick Kimble for a 48 yard touchdown bomb to make it 10-0 Jagars.

    Another Jacksonville field goal towards the end of the half would give them a 13-0 advantage in the locker room.

    The second half saw the Jaguars on cruise control as Maruice Jones-Drew would score a third quarter touchdown and the defense would continue to stay stout as they would bend but not break to the Colts passing attack.

    A third quarter field goal is all Indianapolis would get, and after a late Scobee field goal the final score would be 23-3 for the Jaguars.

    “I thought our team played very well today,” said Coach Dunlap. “There are still many areas that need improvement but I think we are heading in the right direction. Of course we will take victories in our division any way we can get them.”

    Jacksonville (9-1) returns home for a date against the rival Tennesee Titans (8-2) next week.

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    NOTES:
    - Jacksonville now leads the OMFL is scoring differential at +157
    - Rookie receiver Derrick Kimble now has 28 receptions for 611 yards and 6 touchdowns, putting him on pace to break the Jaguar rookie receiving records of Deshaun Tull.
    - The Jaguars will play three division leaders (Bengals, Falcons, Chiefs) and another playoff contender (Titans) in the next five weeks.
     

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