Jacksonville curse continues for Colts after poor first half
The Indianapolis Colts are off to a poor start in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Watching the first half of the Week 18 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars, it’ll be hard to accurately guess which team has been better all season.
Indianapolis is playing for a playoff spot and the Jaguars will possibly have the No. 1 draft pick after this game, but viewers wouldn’t be able to pick that up after the first two-quarters of action.
Jacksonville has flat out outplayed the Colts, leading 13-3 at the half. Rookie quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, has had his way offensively, completing 19-of-25 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown. The Jaguars repeatedly drove Indy’s defense down the field.
On the other side of the ball, Indianapolis hasn’t been able to find an answer against a Jaguars defense that has struggled all year. Jacksonville has been flying around, containing Jonathan Taylor to eight carries for 18 yards and limiting Carson Wentz to four completions on seven attempts for just 59 yards.
Indy is just 1-5 on third downs and 1-2 on fourth.
Colts struggle against Jaguars
Historically, Indianapolis doesn’t play well in Jacksonville, losing the last six games as the road team. With the current state of the Jaguars franchise and a postseason spot on the line, many expected the Colts would be able to enter Jacksonville and shake whatever has been holding them back.
That hasn’t been the case in the first half, but Indy can turn it around in the second. This is a team that has demonstrated the ability to keep fighting and has overcome adversity all year.
With all of the Colts’ goals in front of them, they will have to come out in this second half and play their best football of the season. If not, Indianapolis is at risk of playing its last half of the season.