Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts: 3 Keys
Sep 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Frank Gore (23) and New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis (56) battle for a fumble during an NFL football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
3. Force the Colts to beat you with their rushing attack
When playing the Colts, its no secret that they will try to win the game with their passing offense. The Colts passing attack is currently ranked 17th in the NFL, averaging 245 yards per game through the air. Even though Andrew Luck hasn’t performed well so far this season, he is still one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Lets go back to the Jaguars most recent contest against the Colts, Andrew Luck threw for 253 yards and 1 touchdown with a quarterback rating of 100.1. The Colts also got a huge game out of star wideout T.Y. Hilton, he caught 4 passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts rushing attack hasn’t been near as effective this season, they are ranked 21st in the league, averaging 96.7 yards on the ground. The Jaguars should view this as a favorable matchup, they are ranked as the 10th best rushing defense in the league, only giving up 90.7 rushing yards per game. Also the Jaguars have some defensive starters returning to the lineup including Jonathan Cyprien and Dwayne Gratz. Sen’Derrick Marks’ status for this weeks game is still up in the air but if he is able to get on the field, then he could make a huge difference in the game for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars will have their hands full this week with another tough test but if they can force turnovers, run the ball effectively, and force the Colts to beat them with their rushing attack then they could earn their second win of the season.
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