3 ways Colts can avoid being blown out by the Jaguars again
2. Indy’s offense needs to take care of the ball
In the first matchup this season in Jacksonville, the Colts had three turnovers. They looked sluggish on offense and did not have their best outing as they were held scoreless. Now, Indy did not have Michael Pittman Jr. or Alec Pierce but that is still not an excuse to not score at all. It is going to be important that Indianapolis holds onto the ball and put the ball in the endzone this week.
Part of the turnover issue is the offensive line. Matt Ryan has to get more time in the pocket. Defenses know that they will be able to get get to Ryan and can tee off on him. At the same time, Ryan has to hold onto the ball. But, in the first matchup, the turnovers that the Colts had were three interceptions from Matt Ryan. There is a lot of blame to go around for the turnovers but ultimately, everyone has to do their part in protecting the football.
Indy can do itself a favor by simply taking care of the ball. If they take those possessions that they turned the ball over in the first meeting and turn those into points, the game is completely different. Even if Indy doesn’t score on those possessions, it’s still beneficial to not turn the ball over because the defense doesn’t have to worry about being in a bad spot because of a short field for the opposing offense.
While there is a lot of blame to go around for the turnovers, the Colts must find a way to clean this up. The only way Indianapolis can lose this game is by turning the ball over. If the team does not turn the ball over, they will win.