INDIANAPOLIS, IN.--The Jacksonville Jaguars had their collective "hearts" ripped out when they couldn't protect a lead in Minnesota and lost to the Vikings in overtime. This time the Blaine Gabbert to Cecil Shorts touchdown covers 80 yards, the defense bends but doesn't break and the Jaguars get a 22-17 win.
"We talk about playing sixty minutes, we prefer not to end it that way, but we know we can if we have to." Mike Mularkey said after getting his first win as the head coach of the Jaguars. Gabbert went 10 of 21 for 155 yards and a touchdown and said, "At the end of the day winning validates all of your hard work through the week. Nice to have a little success on Sunday."
Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 177 yards and a 59 yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the second half. Mojo thinks this win is all part of the process, "To get the validation of winning a game is what is going to help us even more. It's tough to do that when you are losing."
The Jaguars get the chance to put two wins together next Sunday at home with the Cincinnati Bengals in a 4:05 kick off. Fred Taylor goes into the "Pride of the Jaguars", alongside Tony Boselli and the Weaver's.