The Jacksonville Jaguars fell short in their quest to unseat the Indianapolis Colts as kings of the AFC South last season, but no one will lay the blame at the feet of kicker Josh Scobee.
Quite the opposite actually, since it was Scobee’s right foot that booted the 59-yard field goal to shock Indy in a 31-28 Week 4 victory for the upstart Jags.
To swipe some parlance from the poker world, that’s what you call a “bad beat” for Peyton Manning and Co.
The game was exciting enough to earn silver-medal status in Elliot Harrison‘s breakdown of the top 20 games of 2010.
Curious what Harrison picked as the top game of last season? We’ll find out tomorrow.
Here’s what else is on tap Thursday:
- NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora believes the longer the lockout lingers, the more the trade market will be impacted.
- This one doesn’t need to be teased too much. Here’s a photo essay of the Pro Bowl cheerleaders. Moving on.
- Keep an eye out later today on a new column from NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, who will take a look at the young backup quarterbacks to watch this season.
- Dirk Nowitzki’s gutsy performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals was impressive, willing his team to victory over the Miami Heat despite a 101-degree fever. If the Mavericks star is an example of a star stepping up in crunch time, Adam Rank takes a look at those who did not in his latest “Pick Six” list.
- A positively svelte-looking Eric Mangini spent another day with the folks over at “NFL Total Access” on Wednesday. In case you missed it, here’s Man-Genius’s take on the uphill challenge rookies face in 2011.
- In Thursday’s edition of Data Points, we break down the most explosive offenses of the 2000s.
- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will be in studio on “NFL Total Access” the next two days talking about the lockout, the league’s new safety rules, and more.
- In case you missed it, don’t miss NFL.com fantasy guru Michael Fabiano’s ranking of the top fantasy players heading into the summer. Spoiler alert: The 2008 Detroit Lions get shafted here.
- Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear he wasn’t thrilled with running back Rashard Mendenhall’s commentary on Osama bin Laden and 9/11.
- NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks checks in for his weekly live chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the latest news around the league. Submit a question now.