Jacksonville Jaguars struggle to move up AFC South rankings

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) and head coach Frank Reich (L). (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) /

46. . 1-4. . Indianapolis Colts. 2. team

Could the Jacksonville Jaguars move up to this spot soon?

The Indianapolis Colts started their Week 5 matchup with a bang, leading 25-9 at one point. However, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn’t going to let Indy win his second straight game and led a furious comeback while solidifying his case as an early MVP candidate in the process.

In all fairness, the Colts weren’t at full strength in Week 5. They were without defensive end Kwity Paye and right tackle Braden Smith. Moreover, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and guard Quenton Nelson are currently on the injured reserve list. Maybe if they get healthier later in the season, they will be able to win some games. Then again, good teams overcome injuries, and it’s fair to say that Indianapolis has underperformed in 2021.

Next on the Colts’ schedule are the Texans. While Indy looks like the better and more talented team on paper, they can’t take Houston lightly. Although they lack talent on both sides of the ball, they’re playing hard for head coach David Culley. One thing is certain, someone is going to be 1-5 after Week 6, who will it be? The Colts or the Texans?

On a side note, do you remember defensive end Calais Campbell? He showed he still got, blocking a field goal. If you wondered why former Jaguars general manager David Caldwell got the boot, look at his decision to trade the 2017 First-Team All-Pro last offseason. He’s still going strong in his 14th NFL season and could surely help the Jags’ defense right now.