INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The Jacksonville Jaguars beat Indianapolis 17-3 for their third win of the year, sending the Colts to their 10th straight loss this season. The Jaguars are now 3-6, the Colts fall to 0-10.
Maurice Jones-Drew scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to put the Jaguars up 17-3 with 3 minutes left in the game. Jones-Drew finishes the game with 114 yards rushing. He becomes the second Jaguar to rush for more than 6,000 yards with the Jaguars. The first was Fred Taylor.
The touchdown came after Tyson Alualu recovered a fumble in midair and returned it 8 yards inside the Colts 10-yard line.
Blaine Gabbert hooked up with Jarett Dillard on an 11-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to give the Jaguars a 10-3 lead against the Colts.
The score came on an 86-yard drive, the first sign of some offense for the Jaguars in the game.
Maurice Jones-Drew has 103 yards rushing in the game on 20 carries. Gabbert has 88 yards passing.
Adam Venitairi kicked a 42-yard field goal early in the second quarter to tie it up 3-3 between the Colts and the Jaguars. Josh Scobee later missed a field goal with seconds left in the half to keep the score 3-3 at halftime.
Josh Scobee kicked a 44-yard field goal with 2:50 to go in the first quarter to give the Jacksonville Jaguars an early 3-0 lead over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jaguars and Colts traded interceptions in the first quarter of their game Sunday in Indianapolis as the Jaguars try to earn a victory after a bye week.
Drew Coleman intercepted Curtis Painter on the first series, giving the Jaguars the ball inside the Colts 20. But after a loss of two on a run by Maurice Jones-Drew, Blaine Gabbert threw an interception to kill the scoring threat.
The Jacksonville Jaguars figure the second half of the season can't possibly be worse than the first.
Cornerback Rashean Mathis says "it's time for us to win some ball games, to turn this season around." He feels they have the players to get it done, too. The Jaguars (2-6) have a chance to build confidence and momentum at winless Indianapolis (0-9) today.
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