The Indianapolis Colts are looking for their first victory of the year after tying with the Houston Texans in Week 1. They’re currently favored to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars by four points but leaving TIAA Bank Field with a win won’t be an easy task, especially when you take into account their dreadful record there.
All signs point to Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard suiting up after missing the season opener. However, defensive tackle DeForest Bucker’s status for the game remains in question after popping up on Indy’s Injury Report.
With that in mind, here are five Colts the Jaguars will need to silence if they want to get a win.
No. 5 Colt the Jaguars must silence in Week 2: Yannick Ngakoue, DE
The Jags will face off a familiar face Sunday when they welcome defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. The 2016 third-round pick spent the first four years of his career in Jacksonville before he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings before the start of the 2020 season.
Since then, Ngakoue spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s now returned to the AFC South, only this time he will be wearing a helmet with a horseshoe in it.
Even if DeForest Buckner doesn’t play Sunday, the Jags’ offensive line will have their hands full because of Grover Stewart and Ngakoue. The latter is coming off a 10-sack season and will try to remind the Jags of what he’s capable of doing.
Ngakoue logged just two total tackles against the Houston Texans in Week 1 but there’s a good chance he will have a more productive outing against his former team.