Blake Bortles and Tashaun Gipson were standouts in win over Colts

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 03: Tashaun Gipson /

In a completely dominant win, the Jacksonville Jaguars had high performers on both sides of the ball against the Indianapolis Colts, including Blake Bortles and Tashaun Gipson.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were in complete control for the entire game in their 30-10 romp over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. While the Jaguars generally play at a high level on defense, it’s become a guessing game whether or not the offense will play well on a week to week basis.

Thanks to Blake Bortles, there were no worries on the offensive side of the ball last week. The former first round pick was sharp against the Colts and he once again showed why his inconsistency is maddening. When Bortles is on his A-game, the Jaguars look like one of the best teams in the NFL.

In discussing the top performers from Sunday’s games, Pro Football Focus singled out Blake Bortles for his efficient day against the Colts:

"QB Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars, 88.9 overall gradeSo far this season it has been enough for the Jacksonville Jaguars for quarterback Blake Bortles to just not make too many mistakes, but he stepped up and delivered one of the best performances of his career on Sunday. Going 26-for-35, Bortles saw two of his incompletions come via a throwaway and one play where he was hit as thrown. That resulted in an 81.8 adjusted completion percentage on the day."

On defense, the Jaguars usually have numerous guys who stand out – PFF decided to prop up safety Tashaun Gipson after his terrific day.

"S Tashaun Gipson, Jacksonville Jaguars, 89.8 overall gradeA big day in coverage for Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson sees him make the list this week. He saw three passes where he was the defender in primary coverage, but didn’t allow a single reception, and had an interception too. Not surprisingly, his NFL passer rating allowed in the game came in at 0.0."

Defensively, it’s almost hard to pinpoint where the good starts and ends every week. Gipson had a great day but one could argue that his job was made eminently easier by the work of the guys up front. Jacoby Brissett was harassed all day and he had a tough time finding guys open along the sideline. The lone touchdown was on a broken play (unfortunately a weekly occurrence on this defense) and outside of a couple of drive he had no time to throw.

Gipson took advantage an made plays, including an interception to increase his season total to 4.

Both Gipson and Bortles did their part in what was another completely balanced performance for the Jaguars in 2017.