In a thrilling turn of events, the Indianapolis Colts managed to take the lead against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter of their game. It was a truly extraordinary play that resulted in a scoop and score touchdown, leaving NFL fans amazed. With just 2 minutes and 41 seconds remaining in the period, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence dropped back to pass but was brutally hit as he released the ball.
As the ball bounced forward, running back Tank Bigsby managed to pick it up and hold onto it. However, with no whistle blown, the Colts quickly recognized the opportunity and continued the play. Unfortunately for Bigsby, the ball was poked away from him, and it was Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner who snatched it up and ran it all the way back for a touchdown. The reaction from the Jaguars players was one of shock, while the Colts celebrated their newfound lead with the fourth quarter just around the corner.
After a thorough review, the touchdown was upheld, solidifying Buckner’s impressive play. This marked his second career touchdown from a fumble recovery, with his first occurring back in 2019 when he was still with the San Francisco 49ers. Buckner’s contributions to the Colts’ defense cannot be understated, as he recorded 74 tackles and eight sacks last season.
Both Lawrence and Bigsby were deemed responsible for the fumble, adding to Lawrence’s woes in the game, as he had already thrown an interception to Tony Brown earlier in the second quarter. As the game headed into the fourth quarter, the Indianapolis Colts held a narrow lead of 21-17 over the Jacksonville Jaguars.