How Maurice Jones-Drew's 5-yard gain changed the NFL

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How Maurice Jones-Drew's 5-yard gain changed the NFL
How Maurice Jones-Drew's 5-yard gain changed the NFL

This story was published on June 27, 2016, but we think it's worth reading again as part of our NFL “What If?” week at SB Nation. When Maurice Jones-Drew bulldozed through a couple of Indianapolis Colts defenders for 5 yards and a first down in the final minutes of a Week 17 game on New Year's Day in 2012, it sealed a 19-13 victory for the Jacksonville Jaguars and ended a late rally for the Colts. But if Jones-Drew was stuffed at the line of scrimmage, the NFL might look much different today. On the previous drive, Dan Orlovsky led the Colts 82 yards in just over three minutes, completing seven of his eight pass attempts, including a 12-yard touchdown to Austin Collie. The Jaguars' defense was

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