Indianapolis Colts lose close contest to Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville tops Indy 22-17
4:42 PM, Sep 23, 2012
4:49 PM, Sep 23, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert connected with Cecil Shorts III on a 80-yard TD pass with 45 seconds left to beat the Colts 22-17 on Sunday.
Quaterback Andrew Luck drove the Colts (1-2) 48 yards in five plays to set up Adam Vinatieri for a 37-yard field goal. That gave Indy a 17-16 lead and seemingly the victory with 56 seconds to go.
But on the next snap, Shorts got behind Colts safety Sergio Brown and Gabbert hit him in stride. Shorts sprinted free, diving into the end zone for the score.
Indianapolis had a chance to win it at the end, but Luck's pass into the end zone was broken up by Aaron Ross.
Receiver Austin Collie left game with what appeared to be a right knee injury early in the third quarter.
Collie was injured as he caught Andrew Luck's pass over the middle for a 6-yard again. He appeared to get hit in the head, raising immediate fears of yet another concussion. The crowd gasped when Collie stayed on the ground.
The Brigham Young alum has had at least three concussions, and possibly a fourth, over the past two seasons and had not played since sustaining his most recent concussion Aug. 19 at Pittsburgh.
But those gasps changed to cheers when team doctors helped the receiver off the field as he put no weight on his right leg.