David Garrard Hail Mary: Video of Jacksonville's Stunning Win Over Houston

Elliott PohnlFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2010

David Garrard's Hail Mary lifted the Jaguars over the Texans Sunday, reminding us that miracles do indeed happen.

With the score knotted at 24, the Jaguars had one final play to try to win the game.

Garrard took the snap, stepped up and launched a pass 50 yards downfield in the direction of a cluster of wide receivers.

Houston's Glover Quin knocked the ball away from Mike Sims-Walker, but ended up batting it right into the waiting arms of Jaguars' receiver Mike Thomas as time expired.

The Texans' woeful pass defense just can't catch a break.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars caught a break after the normally reliable Josh Scobee missed two field goals in the first quarter.

Houston had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but a fumble by Joel Dreessen late in the game helped open the door for Jacksonville.

With no timeouts remaining and facing a fourth down, Houston would not have a chance to stop the clock to line up for a field goal, but the game seemed destined for overtime.

Instead, the Jaguars took over and Garrard found tight end Marcedes Lewis for a first down. 

An offsides penalty moved the ball five yards closer to the end zone, setting up the 50-yard game winning heave.

Jacksonville moved to 5-4 on the season with the victory, while the struggling Texans fell to 4-5 with a third straight loss.

After a promising start to the season, Houston appears to be on the verge of coming up short in the quest to make the playoffs yet again.

Gary Kubiak might need a miracle to save his job.