The Indianapolis Colts haven’t beaten the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2014 and they aren’t off to a good start today, as Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins snagged an interception in their first offensive drive of the game.
Matt Ryan was looking for wide receiver Ashton Dulin but Jenkings got in front of him and caught the pass. Here’s the play in question.
A fourth-round selection by the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, Jenkins signed a four-year deal with the Jags last offseason. The former Miami hurricane wasn’t much of a factor last year. He logged 73 total tackles and three passes defensed but didn’t make any game-changing plays. Moreover, he was ejected from the San Francisco 49ers game for punching wide receiver Jauan Jennings.
Jenkins’ interception was Jacksonville’s fourth turnover of the year and the sixth of his career. Against the Washington Commanders in Week 1, they logged two interceptions and one forced fumble.
The Jaguars can’t take the foot off the gas pedal vs. the Colts
The Jaguars arguably had their best performance of the 2021 season against the Colts in Week 18. They sacked Carson Wentz six times while Trevor Lawrence threw two passing touchdowns. Moreover, Jacksonville’s defense limited Jonathan Taylor to a manageable 77 yards.
Right now, the Colts are without their top two receivers, Alec Pierce and Michael Pittman Jr. Although defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and cornerback Kenny Moore were listed as questionable, both were active for the game.
Once Rayshawn Jenkins got the Jaguars’ offense the ball, Trevor Lawrence and the offense marched down the field and connected with wide receiver Christian Kirk for a 10-yard passing touchdown.
There’s still plenty of time left for the Colts to turn things around. But if they don’t hurry, they will need to wait at least one more year to get that evasive win at TIAA Bank Field.