2. The Jaguars need to stop the Colts duo of Jonathan Taylor and Zack Moss
It feels like forever since the Colts and running back Jonathan Taylor got into a contract impasse. For a moment, it looked like his days in Indy were coming to an end. However, the former Wisconsin Badger and the team have amended his relationship with the team and he's back in the fold.
Now healthy and fresh off signing a new contract, Taylor joins a backfield that was already clicking. Although the Colts only mustered 65 yards in the opener, they've registered at least 120 rushing yards in each of the last four games. Zach Moss, RB2 on Indy's depth chart, has toted the rock 89 times for 445 yards and has averaged 5.0 yards per carry.
Taylor's return will allow the Colts to run the ball by committee and keep both of their running backs fresh. That said, the Jaguars are adept at stopping the run. Currently, they rank fifth in rushing yards allowed and 10th in rushing touchdowns scored in the league. On top of that, they're getting reinforcements in defensive end Dawuane Smoot, who's set to make his season debut in Week 6.
At one point, the Colts will be forced to throw the ball but they will try to establish the run early on. Hampering their ability to move the ball through the ground will be key for the Jags' to come on top.