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9 Jaguars players who stood out in 27-0 win over Colts

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NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars just shut out the Indianapolis Colts for their first blanking of a team since 2006 to go 4-3 into the bye, the first time they’ve had a winning record during their bye week since 2007.

It feels good, man. Really good. And there were a lot of players responsible on both sides of the ball. Who were they?

1. Blake Bortles

On a day when he didn’t have his starting running back, left tackle, or center, Blake needed to have a big day for the offense to be productive. And boy did he. No picks. One sack. 12.7 yards per attempt. 69 (nice) percent accuracy on throws. He helped sustain drives, was accurate on short, intermediate, and long throws and took advantage of an awful Colts secondary.

2. Calais Campbell

Two sacks. Three hits on the quarterback. Campbell is the best free agent signing by the Jaguars since, well, maybe ever. He’s on pace for nearly 23 sacks this year, which would be an NFL record, but his leadership of a relatively young defensive line is paying dividends and a big reason why this team already has two double-digit sack games.

3. Telvin Smith

An absolute monster on the field today. 10 tackles (two for a loss) and a quarterback hit. He’s just so athletic and his skills in both pass and run coverage are getting better every week.

4. T.J. Yeldon

With Leonard Fournette missing, the Jaguars needed some production from Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon — and they certainly got that and more from the fourth-year running back. He finished today with 137 total yards on just 11 touches and provided a highlight-worthy 58-yard run, the longest of his career.

5. Allen Hurns

Quietly put together a 100-yard day that helped the Jaguars sustain drives.

6. The offensive line

You don’t run 37 times for 188 yards and give up just one sack on 26 attempts without a good offensive line.

7. Yannick Ngakoue

He hit Jacoby Brissett seven times. Seven. He finished with 2.5 sacks, but Yannick was a big reason why the Colts never found any rhythm on offense.

8. Dante Fowler

Speaking of edge rushers, Dante had 1.5 sacks today, a tackle for a loss, and two quarterback hits. He and Yannick combined are an impressive edge rush duo — not something I thought I’d be saying at Week 7.

9. Josh Lambo

Sign him to a lifetime contract, Jaguars. The newly signed kicker to replace Jason Myers made both of his field goals and all three of his extra points.