The Colts are coming off a much-needed bye week healthy as ever and look to continue their hot streak against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here at FPC Colts, we know you missed the boys in blue as much as we have, and we are going to look into some of the essential stats and numbers heading into this weeks game.
The days of the Colts were dominating the AFC south seem so long ago. The Jaguars are coming off a year where they reached the AFC championship game and outscored Indy 57-10 last year. These games weren’t even close, and the Colts need to retake some power in their division.
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Marlon Mack became the first Colt since 2007 to have back to back 100-yard rushing outings. Frank Reich’s offense is starting to fire on all cylinders through the air and on the ground. They need to continue this trend against top talent like Jacksonville to secure themselves as an elite offense in this league.
Tyquan Lewis will be the fourth second-round pick to make their debut in 2018 for the Colts. Matt Eberflus’ defense has lacked its pass-rushing pop in recent weeks. After getting to the QB 17 times in the first four weeks, they have only recorded four sacks since then (that’s right two for one ShoeStat!) and need to rebound to their early season form at home this week.
The Jaguars may be a mess right now, but they are also coming off their bye week and are too talented to take lightly. The Colts may be long shots to make the playoffs right now, but an easy second-half schedule makes them an exciting team moving forward. A win against their division rival could help catapult Indy to their first postseason berth since 2014, but it has to start with a homestand on Sunday.
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