The Colts play the Jaguars for the first time this season, and they get them at home. If they’re going to win, they have to win these three key matchups.
Last week, the Colts lost to the Dolphins to give Miami their second consecutive win of the season. They lost to them because they lost key matchups inside in the trenches. They also didn’t make smart decisions on the offensive side of the ball.
If they want to prevent a repeat of that this week, they have to play more sound football. They will still be crushed with multiple injuries on both sides of the ball. But the Colts will get Jacoby Brissett back at quarterback, which should be a huge help.
There are three key matchups that the Colts will need to win if they want to win the game in general. These aren’t groundbreaking things or anything like that. They are simple football plays and matchups that any team needs to win if they want to come out on top of a matchup.
Make no mistake about it; the Jaguars will come into this game prepared. They had a bye week to get Nick Foles reintegrated into the offense. They still have a shot at a wild card spot. They will be coming out swinging. Nothing will be easy for the Colts.
The first of the three matchups could be the most important of them all because of how inconsistent this unit has been this season.