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Gabbert doubles his passing yards, gets game-winner

Blaine Gabbert,  Drake Nevis AP

The Jaguars offense might not look like much, but it was at least timely.

And on a day when Andrew Luck ran out of two-minute drill magic, it was enough.

Blaine Gabbert hit Cecil Shorts for an 80-yard touchdown with 45 seconds left to escape with a 22-17 road win at Indianapolis, which left both teams 1-2.

But it was the running of Maurice Jones-Drew, who finished with 177 yards on 28 carries, which bailed the Jags out.

Gabbert got more than half his passing yards on his final play, finishing 10-of-21 for 155 yards.

That one came after a wild sequence when Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri missed a potential go-ahead field goal following a delay of game penalty, then hit a 37-yarder to put them up a point when the Jags were unable to kill the clock.

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11 Responses to “Gabbert doubles his passing yards, gets game-winner”
  1. crit76 says: Sep 23, 2012 4:40 PM

    That was an ugly game on all three fronts; the Jaguars, the Colts, and the officials…

  2. zoxitic says: Sep 23, 2012 4:47 PM

    You’re right, it was a fantastic throw and catch on that 80 yard touchdown pass. Thanks for pointing that out.

  3. jagsfanugh says: Sep 23, 2012 5:11 PM

    One pass doesn’t anoint him a great qb but the local media is blowing this up like he is top dog. Face it, he barely has 200 yards passing in two games combined. He was totally Captain Check down before that pass.

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 23, 2012 5:12 PM

    What a run after the catch by Shorts. That’s why we got him–speed. He outran everyone.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 23, 2012 5:12 PM

    refs are horrible!!

  6. csilojohnson says: Sep 23, 2012 5:24 PM

    jagsfanugh, no one said Gabbert was good. What are you talking about?

  7. jagsfan904 says: Sep 23, 2012 5:25 PM

    The refs were horrible this game. Still If your a Gabbert hater or not he comes up clutch when we need him most.

  8. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 23, 2012 5:45 PM

    i wanna puke!!!!

  9. kinyon31 says: Sep 23, 2012 6:01 PM

    Stop hating on the Jags a win is a win. The Jags needed Gabbert to win the game and he did. Jones-Drew played great. It was a team effort and they won great game Jags!!!!!!

  10. mtheparrothead says: Sep 23, 2012 6:23 PM

    Tebow pulls these games and he’s a winner, Gabbert does it and he sucks. Granted I dislike Tebow and Gabbert isn’t the answer, but the media spin is palpable.

  11. i10east says: Sep 24, 2012 1:00 AM

    Maybe Gabbert was “Capt’n checkdown” because Lewis had to help our depleted O-Line block D linemen; Conservative run oriented play calling from the OC; Robinson went out early with a concussion; The young Blackmon needs to learn to get open, and catch; Thomas’s inconsistencies continues; Gabbert had to throw to the rapidly improving back up wide outs the Shorts, and K Elliott. With all of these injuries, and young players on offense, it’s way too premature to deem the second year Gabbert ‘not the guy’ in week 3. I’m glad that we got the win, Go Jags!

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