Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What Went Right

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

What Went Right

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RUNNING GAME: The Jaguars gashed the Colts' run defense in the first half for 157 yards. Maurice Drew had 87 yards on eight carries, and Fred Taylor had 67 yards on 17 carries. But they added only 34 yards in the second half once they fell behind. Drew's running gives coach Jack Del Rio (below) another weapon on offense.

RETURN GAME: Alvin Pearman, filling in for injured Chad Owens, averaged 14.5 yards on four punt returns after averaging only 8.4 last year. Rookie Drew averaged 27.3 yards on four kickoff returns.

RUN DEFENSE: The Colts thought they could wear out big tackles Marcus Stroud and John Henderson by running stretch plays to the outside, but the strategy didn't work. The Colts rushed for only 63 yards on 20 carries.

WHAT WENT WRONG

PERSONAL FOULS: The Jaguars claimed they were the victim of good acting by Cato June and Gary Brackett, but Reggie Williams and Vince Manuwai were called for two personal fouls in the first half. The second might have contributed to Terrence Wilkins' 82-yard punt return for a touchdown. …

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