The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got off to a fast start. They still needed another frantic finish.
Hobbled and hurting, Byron Leftwich directed a 67-yard touchdown drive and hit Cortez Hankton with 45 seconds remaining to lift the Jaguars to a 22-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Leftwich also threw another TD pass and ran for a score as the Jaguars (4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak and won in the final minute for the fourth time this season.
``Clearly he has some of the 'it' intangibles that make a great quarterback,'' Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. ``He showed it in college and brought it with him here.''
Leftwich certainly has shown he can win close games.
He now has led the Jags on late scoring drives in three victories this season. He connected with Ernest Wilford for a 7-yard score as time expired for a 13-10 victory over Buffalo in the opener. He also directed a 69-yard drive against Tennessee to give Jacksonville a 15-12 win.
Kansas City Chiefs
Friday, October 22, 2004
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