Considering that Cecil Shorts III was virtually invisible in 2011, it’s shocking to see him making big plays such as today’s 80 yard touchdown reception. Frankly, I like what I see.
Two weeks ago, the Shorts caught what should have been the game winner against the Vikings. Today, he made a fingertip catch that proved to be the killing blow. He has great speed, and he’s blooming into a respectable receiver.
Blaine Gabbert wasn’t great today, but he didn’t throw the game away either. There’s something to be said about a guy that doesn’t eliminate his own team from contention, and Gabbert kept the Jaguars close.
Ultimately, Maurice Jones-Drew gets the game ball. He continually punished the Colts’ defense, and it seemed to show in the second half.
An honorable mention for a game ball should go to Mel Tucker. Whatever adjustments he made at halftime worked, and the Jaguars held the Colts to just 3 second half points (albeit the Colts missed a chip-shot field goal too).
At the end of the day, the Jaguars got it done, and a mark in the win column is a big deal.