The Jaguars had one of their best offensive performances of the year in Week 7 against the Colts. Can Indianapolis make the necessary adjustments to slow them down on Sunday?
Blake Bortles has been a punchline for much of his career in Jacksonville, but he made the Colts’ defense look like a joke in the first meeting between these two teams.
The former third overall pick threw for a season-high 330 yards against Indianapolis with a touchdown in an aerial assault. The Colts are the only defense he’s thrown for over 300 yards against this season.
The Jaguars probably won’t allow Bortles to let it fly as much this week as they enter this game as large favorites, but he’s shown he has the capability to air it out against this banged up Colts secondary.
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Rookie running back Leonard Fournette will likely be the focal point of this Jacksonville offense on Sunday, especially if the Jaguars take an early lead.
Fournette has been hot and cold all year. He’s rushed for over 100 yards in four games this season, but he’s also had four games in which he’s been held to less than 60 yards on the ground, including two of the past three weeks.
The Colts have been very strong against the run this season ranking 13th in that category according to Football Outsiders. Shutting down Fournette and the running game could be a key to victory for Indianapolis on Sunday.
This Jaguars’ offense shouldn’t scare anyone, but the Colts need to perform much better than they did in Week 7 if they want to pull off the upset this week.