The Indianapolis Colts traveled to Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon to take on the division-leading Jaguars. The Jaguars were able to come away with a 30-10 victory.
Sunday’s game began with Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis offense getting the first crack at putting some points on the board. Facing an early third and two, Brissett found Donte Moncrief for the first Indianapolis first down of the game.
Just a few moments later the Colts found themselves facing another third down, this time third and seven. Brissett looked towards T.Y. Hilton on a comeback route. Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey jumped the route and nearly intercepted the pass, forcing the Colts to punt.
The following drive the Colts looked to have forced the Jaguars to punt. Jacksonville had other plans as they faked the punt for a 30-yard passing play. The fake fueled the remainder of a touchdown drive that spanned over 80 yards.
The following drive for Indianapolis picked up another first down before back-to-back sacks by the Jaguars ended the drive for Indianapolis.
The Jaguars wasted no time driving down the field on their next opportunity. Deep inside Indianapolis territory, rookie Tarell Basham performed his best Robert Mathis impression with a strip-sack on Bortles. The Jaguars recovered though and kicked a field goal to expand their lead to 10.
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Indianapolis finally got on the board with a field goal late in the first half after Frank Gore passed Jerome Bettis for sixth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.
A common theme for the day, the Jaguars drove easily down the field once again and scored with a pass over Colts’ rookie Nate Hairston on another third down conversion.
The Colts would have one last chance in the first half to put some points on the board as they put together a promising drive. Unfortunately, Brissett eyed Hilton the whole way on a late pass and Jalen Ramsey picked it off. The Jaguars took a 16-3 lead into the half.
Coming out of halftime the Jaguars put another quick touchdown on the board before converting the ensuing two-point conversion.
The Colts’ following offensive drive was the best of the day for Indianapolis. Gore passed another all-time great in LaDainian Tomlinson for fifth in career rushing yards. On fourth and short Brissett found Hilton on a crossing route who cut up the middle of the field for a 40-yard touchdown. The touchdown brought the score to 24-10.
The Jaguars put two more field goals on the board before the end of the game to finish things out.
Cornerback Pierre Desir and center Mike Person both left the game early with injuries and did not return. Moncrief and Brissett were both visibly shaken up during the game, but did not miss any action.
The loss marks the third consecutive season with a record of .500 or lower for Indianapolis.