In the third quarter of Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indy took the lead with one of the more unique touchdowns in NFL history. The Jaguars had the ball and were leading 17-14, and third-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence dropped back to pass on a first down, and then things got wild.
As Lawrence was about to pass the ball, he was sacked by DeForest Buckner and the ball flew out of his hands. While Jacksonville assumed it was an incomplete pass, the Colts were aware that the referees never blew the whistle. However, Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby picked up the ball, but he didn’t take off running, again, because he thought the play was dead. That’s when Indianapolis linebacker Zaire Franklin came from behind, punched the ball out of Bigsby’s hand, and Buckner picked it up and ran it back for a touchdown.
Everyone was confused and many thought the play would come back. However, the refs announced that it was a double fumble and scoop and score for Indianapolis.
Colts score wild touchdown on double fumble scoop and score
The touchdown gave Indy a 21-17 lead, giving them a chance to win a game that everyone thought they would lose. The Jaguars won the AFC South last year, and are the favorites to do so again this year. Indy, on the other hand, was 4-12-1 last season, and is rebuilding. However, quality play from rookie Anthony Richardson, the defense, and headsy plays like the one Buckner and Franklin made have given Indy a chance to win this game.