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The Recorder · October 8, 2015 Colts defeat Jaguars in OT behind backup QB Missed field goals, too many penalties plagued Jags in 16-13 loss. Mike Bonts Special to The Recorder The Jacksonville Jaguars have to be kicking themselves after dropping a close overtime game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium. They probably have better luck kicking themselves than winning field goals in the 16-13 loss. The Jaguars (1-3) had a chance to win with one second remaining in the fourth quarter, but rookie Jeff Myers’ 53-yard field goal try went wide right, forcing overtime. Then Myers was wide left on a 48-yarder with 8:13 left in OT. In fairness to Myers he was responsible for almost half of the Jaguars scoring against their AFC South rivals. He connected to give Jacksonville a 1310 halftime lead on a 32-yard kick with four seconds remaining in the second quarter. And was good from 20 yards out in the opening quarter. It was not a good day league wide for kickers. NFL kickers missed 11 field-goal attempts just during the afternoon games alone. “That was unbelievable game ... a good, hard-fought game, but we’re just not there yet,” said Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. “We just didn’t make enough plays, and the penalties just killed us. But we will learn from this and move on.” Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles was 28 of 50 for 298 yards with one touchdown. Allen Hurns continued his banner season catching a career high 11 passes for a season-high 116 yards and one TD. Rookie T.J. Yeldon ran for 105 yards on 22 carries. The Colts’ oldest player at 42, Adam Vinatieri kicked the winning 27-yard field goal with4:36 remaining in overtime to give the hosts the victory. Colts backup QB Matt Hasselbeck started in place of Andrew Luck and completed 30 of 47 passes for 282 yards, a touchJAGUARS continues on Page 28 Sports 25 Quality Services • Affordable Prices • Free Estimates We Specialize in: Sales • Refinishing • New Installation • Repair Handy Andy Custom Wood Flooring Inc. 904.312.9008