The Colts look to bounce back from their awful loss at home to the Dolphins by beating a divisional rival. Can they beat the Jags as they come off a bye?
The Colts did not look even remotely close to a good football team. They lost to the hapless Dolphins behind a terrible performance from Brian Hoyer. Now they get to face Jacksonville as they come off a bye and have a healthy starting quarterback.
Nick Foles will be playing for the first time since week one. It will be interesting to see how he plays against a defense that has played well the last few weeks. Darius Leonard will be sure to get after Foles, as will Justin Houston who continues to play well.
The main thing to watch is the offensive side of the ball. Jacoby Brissett was a game-time decision last week, and sat out. One would assume he would be out there this week. Colts fans can only hope he will be, because Hoyer is not the answer.
Marlon Mack will also be a key. The Colts neglected to give him the ball on the final drive when they got closer to the goal line. They need to fix their play calling late in the game to give him the ball as much as possible, because he is the best playmaker they have.
The Colts need to win this game. If they don’t this season will quickly spiral out of control and things will get very ugly. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.