Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Jaguars 24, Titans 19
-Coming off a bye week, the Titans playoff chances took a big hit with Tennessee not being able to overcome a slim defecit all afternoon for the Jaguars. Tennessee got four field goals from kicker Rob Bironas but it was the inability to convert those red zone opportunities into touchdowns that plagued the Titans offense. Tennessee did set a season-high with seven sacks of Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne.
NEXT GAME: Houston, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Jaguars 24, Titans 19
-The Jaguars got their second win of the season on Sunday by staving off the Titans. Jacksonville grabbed a late first quarter lead behind a one-yard touchdown run by running back Rashad Jennings and didn’t give up the lead from there. Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne threw a pair of second half touchdowns and Jacksonville was able to run out a majority of the clock following a Titans touchdown to cut the lead to 21-19 with 4:52 remaining. The Jaguars defense picked off Titans quarterback Jake Locker twice.
NEXT GAME: @Buffalo, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Texans 34, Lions 31, OT
-The cardiac kids once again struck as the Texans won their second straight overtime game, this one coming away from home on Thanksgiving. Houston fought back from a 10-point second half deficit and sent the game into overtime with running back Arian Foster scoring from one-yard out with just under two minutes to play. Houston kicker Shayne Graham and Lions kicker Jason Hansen both missed overtime field goals but it was Graham who redeemed himself with a 32-yard game-winner with 2:21 left in overtime.
NEXT GAME: @Tennessee, Sunday at 1:00 EST.
2012 AFC South Standings
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With a plethora of rookie players on the Colts roster, each week Colts.com will take a look at how the first-year players performed.
Dwayne Allen, TE: Allen was second on the team with three catches for 36 yards on Sunday. Allen continues to lead all rookie tight ends in the NFL with 34 catches for 385 yards.
Vick Ballard, RB: Ballard had 13 carries for 41 yards on Sunday and leads the team with 118 carries for 427 yards on the season.
LaVon Brazill, RB: Brazill had one catch for 11 yards on Sunday and was called on for punt coverage duty in the fourth quarter as well. On the season, Brazill leads the team with averaging 15.1 yards per catch.
T.Y. Hilton, WR: Hilton was the star on Sunday ending a five-year punt return drought for the Colts with a 75-yarder for a touchdown early in the first quarter. Hilton added three catches for 33 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.
Andrew Luck, QB: Luck was 20-of-37 for 240 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Bills. With the win, Luck tied Rams quarterback Sam Bradford for the most wins (seven) by a quarterback selected No. 1 overall since 1970.
Nate Palmer, WR: Palmer was active but did not play on Sunday.
Bradley Sowell, OT: Sowell was used as a tackle eligible on several occasions on Sunday.
Rookie defensive tackle Josh Chapman, tight end Coby Fleener and tight end Dominique Jones were inactive against the Bills.
Tags: Andrew Luck, Bradley Sowell, Coby Fleener, Dominique Jones, dwayne allen, josh chapman, LaVon Brazill, Nate Palmer, T.Y. Hilton, vick ballard
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G ‘day from down under. It’s easy to say we had a bad performance in week 11 then came back strong in week 12 but from where I sit (and remember I’m seeing things upside down, here in Australia), I enjoyed the lessons that were learnt from one week to the next. The stand out in week 12 was our defensive team. Guys, your tackling this week was nothing less than fantastic. Diving tackles and holding on for dear life around the ankles, body on the line plays to stop any extra yards, stopping some great plays by the Bills, preventing rushes from going too far, a couple of good sacks and never giving up when a runner is in front heading full bore for the in-zone but you push him out all resulted in the defensive team holding the Bills to thirteen points. You guys are my heroes! Then Andrew Luck and the offensive boys did the rest, helped by T.Y. Hilton’s fabulous punt return. But it’s not the platitudes for the great game that we should speak to; rather it’s the amazing ability of this team to be coached and to respond to the coach’s requests. For this team is truly COLTSRONG!. That was needed if they were going to come back from the shalacking we coped the week before and still be able to beat a strong show from Buffalo. Do not forget the mistakes, learn from them but don’t dwell on them; you guys rock in your ability to achieve this goal. Now we have to travel to Detroit and take those lessons on the road. Good Luck men; our hopes and prayers go with you.
Hey, did you get a visit from Coach Pagano on Thanksgiving? I know I did. Well, not in body; Sydney, Australia is some eighteen plus hours away from Indianapolis and Chuck is in no mood to travel just now. But he sat at my Thanksgiving table in spirit and yes, I did set a place for him. By the way Chuck, I make the best pumpkin pie in the world according to my American friends so if you don’t get yourself over here I’m just going to have to come back to Indianapolis and bake you one! (We don’t officially have Thanks Giving in Australia so I have the fourth Friday in November off work to celebrate at the same time you do and to watch all the games!) Let’s not forget those amazing cheerleaders; WOW! It’s one thing for a guy to shave his head but for you girls to do it, is such an outpour of support for Chuck, he has no choice now but to get better. And what an effort, raising so much money for leukemia research – now that’s CHUCKSTRONG!
Last year when I would tell anyone who followed the NFL that I am a Colts supporter, they say, “well, I guess someone has to do it”. I’m proud to be a Colts fan and not just a fair weather fan and I’m proud to be associated with the great people of Indianapolis. Win, lose or draw I will go to my grave enjoying the Colts on the gridiron.
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