The Colts played the Jaguars in a close game, winning 29-26. The game wasn’t that close in the first half, and that was because the offense stopped working.
Early on, it looked like the Colts were going to run away with the game. They scored 29 points in the first half and couldn’t be stopped. But then they didn’t score at all in the second half. They still won the game, but they didn’t show up. Here is how each unit played.
Luck played splendidly in the first half. He carved up the Jaguars defense and couldn’t be stopped. He threw 3 touchdown passes in that first half. But then he stagnated in the second half. He needs to play complete games if this team wants to make a playoff push.
The running game never got going. The backs had 15 carries for 85 yards. Marlon Mack wasn’t as effective as he has been the last couple of games. Nyheim Hines had a horrible drop in the 3rd quarter. Jordan Wilkins did have that long 53 yard run in the first half. This unit needs to be better too.
This was by far the best unit on offense, as they accounted for all four touchdowns the team scored. Eric Ebron had 3 of them himself, including one rushing. Mo Alie-Cox had one as well, but also dropped a pass that resulted in a pick. Jack Doyle was his normal solid self. Good day for these guys.
T.Y. Hilton had a big catch late that helped the Colts get a crucial first down. The rest of the receivers were seen more in the first half as well. Not a great effort by this unit, but it wasn’t terrible either.
For the fourth consecutive game, Luck was not sacked. That was because the offensive line protected very well. Quenton Nelson also had a nasty block early on in the run game. They didn’t get a ton of push in the running game though, and that needs to be fixed moving forward.
The offense needs to play a complete game from now on. They got lucky in this one. But if they play like they did in the first half, they are a dangerous team.