Week 4 London Match-up Features High-scoring 4th Quarter

Through the first three quarters of play in this morning’s 9:30 a.m. (eastern time) AFC South match-up between Indianapolis and Jacksonville in London’s Wembley Stadium, Jacksonville held a 23-6 lead in what appeared to be a somewhat boring, low-scoring game.

But then, the fourth quarter happened.

Through the first eight minutes of the final quarter, veteran Colts quarterback Andrew Luck led his offense on two long scoring drives: a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped with a Frank Gore one-yard touchdown run, and a 12-play, 78-yard drive capped with a Luck touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton from two yards out.

And now all of a sudden we had ourselves a game. Indianapolis got within three points, 23-20, before Jacksonville extended its lead back to 10 points with a scoring drive of their own. It took just over two minutes for Jaguars up-and-coming quarterback Blake Bortles to answer with his own four-play, 75-yard drive, capped with a TD toss to receiver Allen Hurns from 42 yards out.

It quickly turned into a shootout between these two AFC South quarterbacks, with Luck tossing a long bomb of his own, a 64-yard touchdown toss to Phillip Dorsett.

With just over three minutes to spare in the game, Jacksonville was now clinging to just a 30-27 lead, and was then forced to punt the ball away to Luck’s Colts.¬†Jacksonville’s defense managed to keep the Colts out of the end zone in the final two minutes, hanging on to the victory, giving Gus Bradley and his team their first W of the season.

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