The good, bad, and ugly for Colts in an expectation-resetting loss in Jacksonville

The Indianapolis Colts extended their losing streak in Jacksonville, falling to the Jaguars 37-20, in game that wasn’t close for the final three quarters.
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The Week 6 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Jacksonville Jaguars was a big game that decided the current leader in the AFC South. After a competitive matchup in Week 1 between these two teams, the game was expected to be close. However, the Jaguars made sure that wasn’t the case, pulling away early before ultimately winning 37-20.

While it wasn’t a good day for the Colts, there were a few good takeaways. Unfortunately, there were some bad and ugly takeaways as well. Let’s get into them.

The good from Colts’ Week 6 loss to Jaguars

Secondary coverage on Calvin Ridley

We finally saw the secondary contain a WR1 on an opposing team. The Colts held Calvin Ridley to 30 yards on four catches, which was a vast improvement from the last meeting, when Ridley went for 101 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. Christian Kirk did get in the end zone on a blown coverage play but for the most part the young corners played well and limited the pass catchers. Rookie JuJu Brents picked up his first interception of his career as well.

Micheal Pittman Jr.

Michael Pittman Jr. continues his stellar play as the bailout guy for whoever is under center for the franchise. He finished with nine catches and 109 yards on 14 targets. In a contract year, he has been the anchor of this unit, and with the focus on the passing game with Richardson possibly absent for the season, it will be Pittman’s time to really start earning his monster contract extension. Whether it’s with Indianapolis or another franchise.