The longest — and most painful — run of the year against the Indianapolis Colts wasn’t reflected in the statistics Sunday and came after the game clock had expired.
It was Jacksonville’s Josh Scobee racing around like a lottery winner after kicking a 59-yard field goal on the final play, lifting the Jaguars to a 31-28 victory.
That wiped out some familiar Peyton Manning magic. The Colts quarterback had led his team back in the final two minutes, forging a tie with a touchdown pass with 48 seconds remaining.
The Jaguars might have been content to play for overtime, but when the Colts challenged them by using a timeout on the final drive — thinking they could force a punt and get the ball back — Jacksonville went to the air and set up the long field goal.
Scobee has beaten the Colts with long kicks before. He booted a 51-yarder with four seconds to play to beat them in 2008, and made a 53-yarder against them in 2004 with 38 seconds left.