Trevor Lawrence’s TD to Christian Kirk give Jaguars the lead vs. Colts
For the second straight game, wide receiver Christian Kirk is showing the Jacksonville Jaguars got it right when they signed him in free agency. Last week, he logged 117 receiving yards, and against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2, he scored the Jags’ first touchdown of the game.
The Jaguars’ offense got their first possession of the game thanks to an interception by safety Rayshawnk Jenkins. Lawrence led a 15-play, 68-yard drive that ended on a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kirk.
This was Kirk’s first touchdown as a member of the Jaguars. A second-round selection by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2018 draft, Kirk inked a four-year deal worth $72 million earlier this year. The Jags were scrutinized for overpaying Kirk and also earned criticism for destabilizing the receiving market. Although it’s been just two games, the former Texas A&M Aggie is proving he was worth the investment.
Also, Trevor Lawrence has been efficient. As of this writing, he’s 10-of-11 for 100 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Jaguars can’t afford to take it easy on the Colts
While writing about Kirk’s receiving touchdown, running back James Robinson broke off a 37-yard touchdown run. Moreover, the defense has already sacked Matt Ryan twice. They’re currently up 14-0 but there are still more than two quarters left.
The Jags can’t afford to take it easy on the Colts now. Instead, they need to feast on them and keep running up the score because the game is still within relatively reach and Indy has more than enough time to mount a comeback.
Things aren’t going great for the Colts and this game could end up becoming a blowout. Conversely, they could come back. For the time being, the Jaguars are showing they’re the better team of the two and if they keep playing like that in the second half, they will get their first win of the game.