What is there to say about the game between the Jaguars and the Colts? Not much, but Sunday’s action could be entertaining for the home team and its opponent.
"“It’s the last game of the season, and the Colts are looking to end the year on a high note,” Ryan Stano writes. “Can they beat Jacksonville to go into the offseason with some momentum?”"
It’s hard to imagine a game that still has playoff implications, but means so little to the home team as this one does for Jacksonville. It’s also hard to think about how the Colts looked like they could win any game they choose after a Week 11 beatdown of the Jaguars 33-13 where the offense ran over anything that moved.
This is one of those games where fans will come out to support the team, but may not have a vested interest in the score. The masses are more interested in what happens after the game, wishing for a late Christmas present that will become reality if the organization cleans house with its front office and coaching staff.
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The staff here at Black and Teal had the privilege once again to sit down with Stano and ask a few questions about today’s game. Read what he had to say about the Colts and the Jaguars for this 4:25 pm kickoff.
What is the difference between the Colts now and the team that played the Jaguars in Week 11? The Colts are much worse. They have fallen on their faces in the second half of the season, losing six of their last eight games. The passing game is not consistent, and they have no contingency plan if the running game fails.
The last time each team faced each other, Nick Foles was the quarterback. Now, how does this team prepare for Gardner Minshew? [Gardner] Minshew doesn’t do a whole lot of things that throw off the Colts. The secondary is bad no matter who they face, so it might not matter who the quarterback is. They will likely try to bring more pressure in Minshew’s face to fluster him. They need to keep him in the pocket as well.
Who is the Colts MVP this season and why? The team MVP is Justin Houston. He was one of only two big free agent signings in the offseason. He has delivered, recording 10 sacks so far this season. He has been the only consistent source of pressure for the defense all season long.
Will Indianapolis continue to run the football as it did in the first game against the Jaguars?
Do you see the same kind of performance from your offense? They will try their best to run it down their throats. If the offensive line can move the line of scrimmage as they did in the first game, it will be a long game for Jacksonville.
Marlon Mack is one of the best backs in the league, and the Colts are coming off of a 218-yard performance on the ground.
The Colts win the game on Sunday if… The Colts win if they run it like they did last week. It’s the only chance they have to move the ball consistently. They also have to play solid pass defense. They are vulnerable in the secondary and that worries me. It might be better if the Colts lose though to improve their draft position.