Jaguars trailing after special teams gaffe, have no answer for Colts
After beating the Buffalo Bills in Week 9, it was fair to expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to make things competitive against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10. That hasn’t been the case though. It’s still early in the game, and the Jaguars are already trailing 17-0.
Indy got the ball first and they got Taylor involved early on. The Wisconsin product toted the rock five times for 52 yards in the Colts’ first drive, breaking off a 34-yard run in his first carry. Although the Jags struggled to stop the run, they had more success against the pass thanks to their pass rush. They pressured quarterback Carson Wentz throughout the drive and Indianapolis had to settle for three points in their first possession.
The Jaguars’ offense didn’t do much once they got the ball. They were flagged for a false start on their first play and went three-and-out. They then attempted to punt the ball but the Colts’ special teams blocked it, recovered it, and scored, which gave them a 10-0 lead.
The Jags don’t seem to have an answer for running back Jonathan Taylor, who has carried the ball 10 times for 93 yards and scored the Colts’ second touchdown of the day.
The Jaguars’ offense needs to wake up against the Colts.
The Jaguars have scored a total of 16 points dating back to Week 8. The defense is trying to pick up the slack but they can’t force three turnovers every game. At some point, the offense will have to wake up and score some points. They went three-and-out in their first two drives, and the defense has had to spend more time on the field than it should.
Not having running back James Robinson at full strength surely hurts the offense but other players must step up for the Jaguars. The Colts are pulling no punches and scored 17 points in the first quarter.
This game was the potential to become a blowout if the Jaguars don’t make adjustments soon.