The Jaguars defense forced 3 turnovers and recorded 5 sacks vs. the Colts
General manager Trent Baalke has spent the last two years revamping the defense the last two years and it looks like all the additions he’s made in that span finally gelled. Against the Colts, safety Andre Cisco, linebacker Devin Lloyd, and safety Rayshawn Jenkins snagged an interception. Lloyd and Cisco were draft picks in 2021 and 2020, respectively, while Jenkins signed a four-year deal last offseason.
Similarly, four different Jaguars recorded sacks against the Colts. Josh Allen had two and Adam Gotsis also brought Matt Ryan once. They both joined the Jags before Baalke was promoted to general manager full-time. On the other hand, Arden Key and Roy Robertson-Harris — both were Balkee’s additions — also had sacks against the Colts.
Last year, the Jags had a league-low nine takeaways. Two games into the 2022 season, they already got six. They’re currently on pace to log 51 and while it’s unrealistic to keep getting three every contest, they can definitely create 30 to 40.
But as great as the turnovers and the sacks were, the cherry on the top was that the Jaguars didn’t allow a single point. As Zak Keefer pointed out on Twitter, Indy has been shut out three times since 2003 and all those times have come against Jacksonville.
The Colts are riding an eight-game losing skid at TIAA Bank Field and they will have to wait next year to put an end to it. They will have plenty of time to think about it.