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article imageNFL: Jaguars hands the Colts yet another loss, 17-3

By Austin Tyler     Nov 13, 2011 in Sports
Indianapolis - As of right now the Indianapolis Colts are on a 0-10 run which is the worst start since 1997 when they finished 3-13. The Colts are now the eighth team to start the season 0-10 as this is their third time on the list since 1987.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) took a trip to visit the Indianapolis Colts (0-10) for a Week 10 matchup. This is the first of their two matchups and the Jaguars took advantage of them on the Colts home turf. The Colts are looking to get on track after some tough losses, but can’t seem to get their offense rolling.
The Colts even started game with the ball, and on the third play of the drive Curtis Painter (13/19, 94 yards, 2 Int’s) threw his first interception. Drew Coleman picked off the pass and returned it 8-yards before being taken down.
The Jaguars had good field position, but could not capitalize as Blaine Gabbert (14/21, 118 yards, 1 TD, 1 Int) gave them the ball back with a pick of his own. On the second play of the drive, Jerraud Powers intercepted the pass and returned it 13-yards before being pushed out of bonds.
Both teams traded punts until the 7:28 mark in the first quarter. The Jags got the ball moving with Maurice Jones-Drew (25 carries, 114 yards, 1 TD) having three straight runs in a row. Deji Karim (9 carries, 7 yards) then had back-to-back runs, but he lost 5-yards on the second run. The drive then stalled and Josh Scobee came on to make a 44-yard field-goal to make it a 3-0 game.
Indy got on the board to start the second quarter with a field-goal of their own. Painter hit Jacob Tamme (6 receptions, 75 yards) for a 29-yard gain. Painter then connected with Pierre Garcon (3 receptions, 30 yards) for an 18-yard gain before he was pushed out of bounds. Painter and Garcon connected on a 10-yard pass that set up an Adam Vinatieri field-goal that was from 42-yards out. The score was now tied with 14:20 to go in the half.
Neither team could get the ball going the rest of the half as they traded punts and field position. The game went into halftime tied at 3-points apiece, and Jacksonville got it to start the second half.
Both teams traded punts to start the third quarter, and then at the 11:29 mark Jacksonville took back over. Jones-Drew started the drive running the ball again. Gabbert then hit Karim for a 17-yard pass. Mike Thomas then had his only run of the game that went for 12-yards. Gabbert and Chastin West (3 receptions, 39 yards) connected on a 13-yard pass before he hit Jarett Dillard with (2 receptions, 30 yards) with an 11-yard touchdown pass. The score made it a 10-3 game after a 91-yard, 9:40 drive.
Painter got the ball on the ensuing drive that went into the fourth quarter. Painter connected with Austin Collie (4 receptions, 31-yards) on two 11-yard passes. Painter then threw another interception that was overturned, and gave the ball back to the Colts. Collie and Painter connected again after that for 8-yards and a firstdown. On the next play, Painter threw another pass that was intercepted by Paul Posluszny.
The Jags could not capitalize on the drive as they were forced to punt the ball away with 5:55 left in the game. Indy took over and brought in Dan Orlovsky (7/10, 67 yards) in at quarterback. Orlovsky had a 5-yard pass to Reggie Wayne (3 receptions, 13 yards) for his first throw of the game. On the next play Orlovsky was sacked for a 9-yard loss and a he also fumbled. Jeremy Mincey forced the fumble and Tyson Alualu recovered it for the Jags.
With the ball on the Colts 8-yardline, the Jaguars gave the ball to Jones-Drew on three straight plays. Jones-Drew gained yards on all three plays with the third run going in from 3-yards out for a touchdown. The touchdown by Jones-Drew made it a 17-3 lead which gave them the game. The Colts had a chance to answer, but fell short as they even tried to go for it on fourth down.
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