LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Josh Scobee delivered a 59 yard field goal on the final play Sunday to give the Jaguars a stunning win over the Colts. Josh Scobee’s field goal gave the Jaguars not just a 31-28 defeat of the Colts but also one for the NFL record books; Scobee’s field goal was the eighth longest in NFL history and the longest in team history. But as Scobee said after his kick, the win had extra meaning because it was against the Colts.
Payton Manning was again in top form delivering 33 for 46 and 352 yards with two touchdowns Sunday; he gave up only one interception. Manning’s connection to Austin Coolie tied up the game with less than one minute to go.
While Scoobe sent the Colts packing with a defeat, he’s done it three times before. As Paul Kukarsky notes today, Josh Scobee did it with 4 seconds left in 2008 (51-yards) and with 38 seconds left in 2004 (53-yards). Scoobe’s 59 yard delivery last night was only four yards short of the record. The longest game winning field goal in NFL history with no time left on the clock is Tom Dempsey in 1970, a 63 yard kick giving the Saints the win against the Lions 19-17.
Josh Scobee told news after the kick “That’s the third time I’ve hit one over 50 to beat the Colts and each one gets more and more fun.”