Colts Lead Jaguars 7-0 After 1Q
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Marvin Harrison had a 76-yard touchdown reception, the longest of his career, as Indianapolis took a 7-0 lead over Jacksonville after one quarter Monday night.
Harrison, who extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 63 with the catch, got behind cornerback Aaron Beasley to snare Peyton Manning’s pass in stride around the 25 and went into the end zone untouched.
Manning completed his first seven passes for 126 yards in Indianapolis’ first Monday night game in nearly three years.
Jacksonville won the opening toss and moved from its 18 to the Indianapolis 46 in four plays, picking up two first downs.
Fred Taylor, making his first start since tearing a ligament in his left knee, picked up 12 yards for a first down on his first carry. Mark Brunell completed a pass to R.J. Soward for 17 yards on the next play. Jason Belser then stopped Taylor after a 2-yard gain and the drive ended with two incomplete passes.
The Jaguars were slowed by a false start on their second possession and were forced to punt for the second time when Brunell was brought down a yard short of a first down after a 13-yard run.