Jaguars S Andre Cisco and DT Angelo Blackson comes through vs. Colts, get ball back

• Jaguars S Andre Cisco forced a fumble

• DT Angelo Blackson recovered it

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) looks on during training camp Monday, Aug.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) looks on during training camp Monday, Aug. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

Defensive tackle Angelo Blackson joined the Jacksonville Jaguars just a couple of days after they had announced their initial 53-man roster. He's already proving his arrival was huge with a fumble recovery against the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener.

Safety Andre Cisco wasn't having a good game. He gave up a few runs and was later flagged for unnecessary roughness. However, he made up for it by forcing Colts running back Deon Jackson to fumble. Blackson managed to recover it and gave the offense the ball back.

Unfortunately, the Jaguars weren't able to make the most of the opportunity. They went three-and-out and ended up punting. They could attempt a field goal but it would've been from the 52-yard line, so they might not wanted to run the risk of giving Indy a favorable field position in case kicker Brandon McManus failed.

On the previous drive, wide receiver Zay Jones reached the end zone on an 18-yard pass, the only one he has had in the game so far.

A fourth-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2015, Blackson has also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, the Houston Texans, and the Chicago Bears. The former Auburn Tiger has appeared in 117 games with 42 starts and has logged 8.5 sacks over the last eight years.

The Jaguars must keep putting points on the scoreboard if they want their 1st win in 2023

As of this writing, the game is in halftime. Trevor Lawrence is 13-of-16 for 150 yards with two touchdowns. The Colts' defensive front has applied lots of pressure throughout the game but Lawrence has managed to stay tall in the pocket.

Having wide receiver Calvin Ridley receiver in the mix certainly helps. The former Alabama standout has hauled in seven receptions for 92 yards in his debut with the Jaguars.

Ridley is the only Jaguar with more than three receptions throughout the game. Zay Jones has two catches for 30 yards and tight end Evan Engram has caught two passes for 14 yards. Meanwhile, running back Travis Etienne has tallied 32 yards on seven carries.

On the defense, the Jags have had a bit of trouble containing rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson, who has a penchant for leaving the pocket and improvising on the run. So far, the former Florida Gator is 11-of-15 for 100 yards with no touchdowns. He's also Indy's leading rusher, registering 25 yards on six carries.

The Jaguars are up 14-7 but they need to step on the gas pedal in the second half. If they don't they run the risk of letting the Colts come back.

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