The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing spoilers in Week 18 and they are one step closer to beating the Indianapolis Colts after linebacker Damien Wilson intercepted quarterback Carson Wentz.
After Wilson intercepted Wents, the Jags put together a six-play, 45-yard drive that wide receiver Marvin Jones capped with a three-yard touchdown catch. For a moment, it looked like quarterback Trevor Lawrence was going to get sacked as he was flushed out of the pocket. However, he was able to scramble to find Jones. The score gave Jacksonville a 23-3 lead. Here’s Lawrence connecting with Jones:
Before Wilson’s interception, safety Daniel Thomas came close to coming down with one of his own. However, it was ultimately ruled an incomplete pass. This was Wentz’s first interception on the road this season. The Colts haven’t been managed to get much going on offense. and other than a field goal early in the first quarter, they have struggled to run the ball while Wentz hasn’t managed to find some rhythm. Here’s Wilson’s interception in case you missed it.
The Jaguars are outplaying the Colts in Week 18.
You might be wondering where has this version of the Jaguars been hiding all year. Why did it take them a whole season to play like this? Right now, they’re showing what they can do when they play mistake-free and without the burden of all the off-field drama they have had to endure these past few months.
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence already got two touchdowns (the first one was a two-yard pass to Laquon Treadwell) and hasn’t turned the ball over once. The defense already got two turnovers: Wilson’s interception and a fumble recovery by second-year defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton. Moreover, outside linebacker Josh Allen is playing like his Pro Bowl self has logged two sacks and the defense has registered five in total.
There is still one quarter left in the game, so the Jags can’t afford to take their foot off the pedal. They’re very close to pulling off the upset, they can’t stop now.