The Indianapolis Colts and their fans were ready to celebrate Sunday. Blaine Gabbert ruined those plans with one long play.
Just moments after the Colts had taken a late lead on an Adam Vinatieri field goal, the Jacksonville quarterback hooked up with Cecil Shorts III on an 80-yard TD pass to beat the Colts 22-17 - the first fourth-quarter comeback of Gabbert's NFL career and the first win for Mike Mularkey as Jags coach.
''We got a good look. We checked to a play where we knew we could get the ball down the field,'' Gabbert said. ''It's nice to feel a little success on Sunday.''
Perhaps no team needed a win Sunday worse than the Jags (1-2), who managed only 117 yards in total offense a week earlier and appeared in grave danger of dropping to 0-3 when Vinatieri made that 37-yard field goal with 56 seconds to go.
Fans at Lucas Oil Stadium responded by standing and roaring, clearly expecting the confetti to shoot into the crowd at the final gun.
But the Colts' defense couldn't pr...