Tuesday, November 16, 2010
AFC South Week 10 decisive moment
By Paul Kuharsky
The Jaguars wouldn't have had the chance for David Garrard's Hail Mary pass to be knocked down by Glover Quin to Mike Thomas for the game-winning touchdown if the Jaguars hadn't gotten a huge takeaway just before that.
After tight end Joel Dreessen's false start backed them up and Matt Schaub threw an incomplete pass, the Texans faced a hopeless situation: Third-and-15 from the Jaguars’ 45-yard line with 16 seconds left and no timeouts.
They needed about 10 yards to give Neil Rackers a chance at a field goal, and coach Gary Kubiak said Monday they were basically playing for overtime there because that gain would have taken too long to be able to get the field goal team out.
They ran a play anyway, and Kubiak said Schaub went to the right place with the ball. He found Dreessen over the middle for an 8-yard gain, but Sean Considine hit him as he turned upfield and stripped the ball. Justin Durant recovered.
Garrard then hit Marcedes Lewis for an 11-yard gain to set up the final-play heroics.
Considine played 11 plays on defense as part of a dime package.