December 18, 2009 |
Jacksonville, Fla. -- The Indianapolis Colts have surged into unfamiliar territory -- but took a well-worn path to get there. The Colts improved to 14-0 on Thursday for the first time in franchise history, and did so with yet another come-from-behind effort in the fourth quarter. Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes -- the clincher a 65-yarder to Reggie Wayne with 5:23 to play -- to lift the Colts to a 35-31 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a game that had nine lead changes, Indianapolis overcame a deficit in the fourth quarter to win for the seventh time this season, the most by any team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
December 8, 2009 |
The Jacksonville Jaguars have an inside track on an NFL playoff berth, one of the league's most marketable stars in running back Maurice Jones-Drew and play in a sun-splashed region filled with passionate football fans. Then why, in winning Sunday for the seventh time in 10 games, did the Jaguars draw a home crowd of just 42,079, the smallest in franchise history? It's a confounding problem, one that happens regularly, and eventually could lead to the Jaguars' leaving for Los Angeles, even London, or perhaps playing part of their schedule in Orlando.
November 24, 2009
Hall pass There are 11 former USC players and four former UCLA players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are: USC: Marcus Allen, Morris (Red) Badgro, Frank Gifford, Ronnie Lott, Ron Mix, Anthony Munoz, O.J. Simpson, Lynn Swann, Willie Wood, Ron Yary, Bruce Matthews. UCLA: Troy Aikman, Tom Fears, Jim Johnson, Bob Waterfield. Nine of note Nine outstanding players from each school who are not in the Hall of Fame: From USC: Junior Seau: Prototype for modern linebacker, member of the NFL's All-Decade team for 1990s.
November 20, 2009 |
Maurice Jones-Drew is a kid at heart and doesn't take himself too seriously. Case in point: On the day before Halloween, the running back drove his Hummer home from Jacksonville Jaguars headquarters wearing the giant, fuzzy red head of a popular "Sesame Street" character. So when a cluster of New York Jets fans taunted him before Sunday's game at the Meadowlands with a singsong chant of " Over-rated! Over-rated! " this 5-foot-7 Elmo impostor was -- what else? -- tickled. "It got pretty bad; they almost rattled me," the former UCLA standout said.
January 6, 2009 |
Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tom Williams has been hired at Yale, becoming the first black head football coach at the Ivy League school. A person familiar with the decision confirmed the choice Monday on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement had not been made. The school called a news conference for 2 p.m. Wednesday to introduce the new coach.
September 29, 2008 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Josh Scobee won a second straight game for the Jacksonville Jaguars, with plenty of help again from David Garrard. Scobee's 37-yard field goal in overtime gave the Jaguars a 30-27 victory over the winless Houston Texans. Scobee made a 51-yarder with four seconds remaining last week to beat Indianapolis 23-21. Garrard put Jacksonville (2-2) in position for the winner against the Colts and did the same a week later.