The Indianapolis Colts are set to take on the rival Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 at home. Here’s how Indy can avoid another blowout loss.
The Indianapolis Colts come into Week 6 after a nail-biting 12-9, no-touchdown win against Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos. Indy is set to host the AFC South foe, Jacksonville Jaguars. The last time the last these two teams clashed back in Week 2, Jacksonville dominated the game from start to finish winning 24-0. Obviously, the Colts were not pleased with the result of that game. So, what can Indy do this time around to avoid a repeat?
3. Colts must control time of possession
Controlling the time of possession is important to every game. The reason that it is going to be more important in this game is the fact that when you are controlling the time of possession, you are having a good running attack and keeping your defense off the field. Jonathan Taylor only had nine carries in the first game against the Jags for 54 yards. He needs the ball if healthy. The Colts need to have a good day on the ground because history shows when they do, they win.
Another reason controlling the time of possession is important is that it keeps Trevor Lawrence and the rest of the Jaguars’ offense off the field. They can not score if they are not on the field. The Jaguars did a great job milking the clock in the first meeting between these two and got into third and manageable most times. The Indianapolis defense has improved since then, so I look to see them getting off the field when Jacksonville faces third downs.
The last time these two teams met, the Jaguars won the time of possession 38:15 to 21:45. Controlling the time of possession will be a thing to look for in this showdown between these two rivals. Can the Colts run the ball with success? Can they win first and second downs to make third down manageable? Can the defense get the Jags off the field? It will be fun to see what happens.