Jaguars versus Colts: 5 bold predictions for Week 10

A fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field (Imagn Images photo pool)
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After losing five straight games to start the 2021 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have won two of their last three games. Although the Jags still have a long way under head coach Urban Meyer, they should be encouraged with the progress they’ve made in recent weeks.

Meyer has the Jags trending in the right direction. You will still hear every now and then that he’s still in the hot seat. However, it isn’t as often as it was a couple of months ago, when it felt like every single day there were some in the media calling for his job. If Jacksonville beats the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10, chatter could finally go away for good.

If the Jaguars play the way they did against the Bills, they should be able to come out of Indy with their third win of the season. Although the Colts are favored by 11 points, Jacksonville showed in Week 9 they can keep up with the best. Here are five bold predictions for the game.

1. The Jaguars will limit the Colts’ rushing attack to 50 yards.

The Jags have done a good job of stopping the run throughout most of the year. They rank 12th in the league in rushing yards allowed and they would probably be higher if opposing teams didn’t build comfortable leads and started running the ball. Against the Bills, they gave up 72 rushing yards but quarterback Josh Allen generated 50 of those when he scrambled.

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is averaging 5.9 yards per carry and has scored at least one rushing touchdown in every game since Week 4. The Jaguars’ defense will put an end to that streak.