Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts: Friday Fact or Fiction
Blake Bortles will throw an interception: FICTION
Most Jaguars fans thought they had finally figured out the quarterback position this offseason after the terrific statistical year Blake Bortles put together, but you can’t fault anyone for having big doubts at this moment. Instead of taking that next step in year three, Bortles appears to have taken a step back. He’s making mistakes that harken back to his rookie year and his mechanics have noticeably deteriorated. He isn’t making those “wow” throws down the field (outside of the dime he dropped to Julius Thomas in week 1) that propelled his sophomore breakout campaign, and he’s also straight up missing open receivers.
The Colts appear to be a good matchup to get Blake going, but they stopped Philip Rivers last week for the most part. This is a tough spot for Blake, but he has to step up and put together a solid game if he wants to silence doubters. I think he plays a mostly mistake-free game, but it won’t be enough.
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Are the Jacksonville Jaguars the worst team in the league? Probably not, but you can’t really argue against what you see on the field and the Jaguars are an inconsistent collection of talent. That falls on the coaching more than some people would like to admit, but there’s absolutely no rationalization behind the notion that they will win this week or turn their season around. They have a lame duck head coach who’s unwilling or (more likely) unable to make the necessary adjustments to get this team prepared to play winning football. We’ll see that yet again (for the 40th time) this Sunday when the Jaguars lose to the Colts.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 20 – Colts 38