The Jaguars’ defense ate the Colts alive on Sunday in a dominant victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Colts fans knew that the offense would likely struggle to move the ball against a Jacksonville defense that ranks near the top of the league. However, the Jags were not expected to run up the score on Indianapolis’ defense, especially with Leonard Fournette on the sidelines.
Blake Bortles completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 330 yards and a touchdown. He threw for an eye-popping 11.8 yards per attempt against a defense that was decimated by injuries throughout the game.
Rashaan Melvin, Malik Hooker, and John Simon all left the game due to injury, and we’ll keep you updated on each of their statuses going forward as we learn more about the extent of their injuries.
The Colts were shut out for the first time since 1993 as they came up empty in two trips deep into Jacksonville territory late in the game.
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The Jaguars made a living in the backfield as they sacked Jacoby Brissett 10 times on Sunday afternoon. The offensive line wasn’t at fault for all of those sacks as the wide receivers simply could not get open against a talented secondary.
Indianapolis was effective running the ball rushing for 96 yards at 4.8 yards per attempt, but they were forced to move away from the run game early on as Jacksonville jumped out to a big lead.
The Colts fall even further behind in the AFC South after back-to-back losses against divisional losses drop them to 2-5 on the season.