Despite beating the Colts in week three, the Jaguars just couldn’t find a way to win against the Colts. I was out with some friends in Montana last night, watching the game praying that it would be at least somewhat like last year’s Ravens game so I could proudly applaud at least Josh Scobee.
Unfortunately, after the missed field goal in the first quarter from Scobee I began to hang my head. Just like this season, I didn’t count the Jags out of it just yet but my head slowly slumped as I cringed through most of the rest of the game.
Finally, the Colts put the nail in coffin.
The Jaguars are now 1-8 after losing a game that was dominated the entire time by the Colts. Andrew Luck went 18/26 for 227 yards, two rushing touchdowns, and one interception on the day, yet the offensive production of the entire team was too much for the Jags. The Jaguars shot themselves in the foot with two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and a fumble from Laurent Robinson. They gave the Colts too many opportunities. Luck managed to take two of his seven runs in for touchdowns and the Jags just couldn’t recover after starting 0-17.
Some considered this the last winnable game of the season for the Jaguars. With two matchups left against the Titans I doubt the Jags won’t win another one, but it gets harder after another poor showing this week.
It was a long day for the Jaguars and the frustration showed. Head coach Mike Mularkey was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in a display of wrath that goes against his usually even-keel demeanor. The Jaguars had a total of 10 penalties for 115 yards. It is becoming apparent that this team is struggling to find themselves in the midst of their own losses – especially at home. With the Colts game the Jaguars have now been outscored 153-44 at home.
- Luke N. Sims
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