INDIANAPOLIS - The word association game with the Indianapolis Colts usually turns up some typical responses.
Not the one the Jacksonville Jaguars came up with prior to Sunday.
The reference comes from a pregame speed given to the Jaguars by veteran running back Fred Taylor. It came on the heels of two consecutive losses to start the season, in hopes it would provide some inspiration.
"I got this story from a guy I usually work with," said Taylor of the speech.
It's biggest reference: a simple boulder.
"He gave us the story of the peasant pushing the Boulder and the boulder this week that was the Indianapolis Colts," said Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee. "We had a mountain to climb, we're 0-2 and we had to get over the Colts and push the boulder out of the way just like they were the boulder."
By game's end, the Colts had found this strength, both literally and figuratively, to upend Indianapolis 23-21, thanks to a game-winning 51-yard field goal by Scobee with four seconds to play.
"Receiver got open, David (Garrard) got it to the open guys, guys made plays, and we got it into Scobee's range," said tailback Maurice Jones-Drew, who finished with 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns. "Like I said that guys got ice in his veins and he did a great job for us."
One might have said that about the Colts when they marched down the field with just over two minutes left to take lead. On fourth-and-two deep in their own territory, Peyton Manning found Marvin Harrison for a 27-yard gain to keep the drive alive.
Joseph Addai capped off the drive with a two-yard td run to give the Colts a one-point lead with 1:07 remaining.
"The biggest thing was believing, and we were able to do that and we got the touchdown," said Addai of the drive.
Jacksonville faith was unwaivering as well, going 47 yards in seven plays to set up the game winning field goal by Scobee.
"The ice drive," said Jones-Drew. "That's what we'll call it now, the ice drive."
Before that, it was the long drives of the Jaguars were the story, as they held the ball on offense for over 23 minutes longer than the Colts. Taylor (121 yards rushing) and Jones-Drew (107 yards, two touchdowns) were a big reason for the for the lopsided possession time.
"They made the plays. Fred Taylor makes a play that should be a one yard loss and ends up being a 40-yard run," said Colts head coach Tony Dungy. "They (Taylor and Jones-Drew) both rushed for 100 yards and your not going to win on days like that."
"Taylor" made story inspires Jags to win over the Colts
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