Jaguars Notes and Quotes

Notes on Greg Jones, long drives, September records, Josh Scobee, team records, and series history.

Fullback Greg Jones didn't have a single carry against Indianapolis, but coach Jack Del Rio gave him a lot of credit for their 236-yard rushing effort because of his blocking.

Del Rio said that Jones had a "monster game" and added, "he had some crushing blocks all day long, sorting through the different twists and gadgets in (the Colts) trying to load the box and bringing people and he's getting a hat on the right guy. He was really good. He helped pave the way for our two stud running backs to get going."

Del Rio said that if Jones got more carries, he could be a "Mike Alstott type of running back, punishing defenses at the end of the game. I think he's one of the better fullbacks in the league."

But the emergence of Maurice Drew as the second back has limited Jones' carries.

Jones has accepted his role and Del Rio said, "That's the thing that's the most impressive about him is his unselfish nature."

Jones said he's happy as long as he gets on the field.

The Jaguars have done a good job of putting together long drives the last two years. He was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the fifth time.

Their 18-play drive in Indianapolis Sunday that took 12:18 off the clock was their fourth drive in the last two years that lasted 18 or more plays. The 12:18 drive by time was the longest in team history.

They had a 20-play drive in Pittsburgh last year and a pair of 18-play drives last year in Denver and Kansas City. Two of those long drives, though, produced only field goals. They only got a field goal off the long drive in Indianapolis Sunday and only got a field goal with the long drive in Kansas City last year.

The long drives helped them win all four games.

The Jaguars have a 10-5 mark in September since 2004, the sixth-best mark in the NFL. Over the last 10 years, they're 22-14 and that ranks fourth.

Josh Scobee and St. Louis' Josh Brown are the only kickers to have multiple 50-yard field goals this year. Scobee had a 50-yarder against Buffalo and a 51-yard game winner in Indianapolis.

He's made seven of his eight field-goal attempts this year, including all six the last two games.

BY THE NUMBERS: 69 -- Fred Taylor's touchdown total. The next one he gets will make him the franchise touchdown leader. Jimmy Smith also has 69.

SERIES HISTORY: 13th meeting. Texans lead the series, 7-5. The Texans have won three of the last four games although the Jaguars rested their starters in the season finale last year when they had a playoff berth clinched and lost in Houston, 42-28. But the Texans have a knack of playing well against the Jaguars and swept the two games in 2006, a year in which they won a total of only six games.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We're going to do it with a smile coming off a nice victory." -- Coach Jack Del Rio, on the areas the Jaguars must improve on coming off the victory over the Colts.

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