Quick Hits (per Jaguars media)
- The Jaguars have defeated the Colts 8 straight times as the home team.
- Today the Jaguars can sweep the series with the Colts for the first time since 2017.
- A win would move the Jaguars into sole possession of first place and clinch the tiebreaker over the Colts.
- Gardner Minshew makes his first start in Jacksonville since getting blown out by the Ravens 40-14 on December 12th 2020.
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WR Zay Jones
RB JaMycal Hasty
OLB Yasir Abdullah
OT Walker Little
Read all about Dawuane Smoot’s return and Elijah Cooks’ debut here.
Easily the biggest news from warmups is the anticipated debut of Elijah Cooks seems to be happening today.
It’s 12:30PM EST and the Jaguars have taken the field in pads.
Dawuane Smoot is in full pads and warming up just 8 months after an Achilles injury
Trevor’s last words to his offense after running onto the field was “dominate” you can just feel it in the air that this team is ready to go out and unleash this explosive offense we talked about all offseason.
-The Jaguars kick the ball off to the Colts and Gardner and the Colts offense will start with the ball.
-Minshew looks comfortable in his first drive but the Jaguars pass defense comes up and forces a field goal, Jags down 3-0 early.
-Jaguars attempt a trick play, miss the third down, but Etienne clutches up and converts the 4th down.
-TREVOR!!!! The hard counts are working today for the quarterback and the Colts are biting like fish on a hook.
-What a opening 2nd quarter play and Etienne picks up right where he left off last week TOUCHDOWN Jaguars, we now lead 7-3.
-Josh Allen is paying like he wants a contract really bad, strip sack and the Jaguars have the ball in the redzone fast.
-Wow that was quick the Jags are losing those redzone struggles early and we now have a 14-3 lead!!!
-Trevor Lawrence is playing with some extreme confidence as Engram makes an outstanding one-handed catch.
-Colts almost get the first down but Jaguars defense holds on and forces a punt.
-I don’t know how anyone else feels but I’m a big fan of Jamal Agnew letting these punts go, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
!!INJURY UPDATE!! CB Tyson Cambell is questionable to return with a hamstring injury
-Loyd drops the interception for the Jaguars, very next play, Cisco said ball don’t lie and picks the ball very next play.
!!INJURY UPDATE OL Brandon Scherff is questionable to return with an ankle injury!!
-What a throw by Lawrence with Kirk wide open on the sideline the Jaguars take a 21-3 lead right before the end of the first half.
-Colts kicker looks great this season as Indianapolis is now down 21-6, Jaguars get the ball to start the second half
-After the offense struggles on the opening drive the defense comes up with ANOTHER interception. Jaguars are set up perfectly to extend this lead
-Doug Pederson takes his foot off the gas a little as the Jaguars kick a 48 yard field goal to extend the lead 24-6.
-Jacksonville looks a little sloppy on this drive but the flags are falling their way, capitalizing here would be devastating to this Colts team.
-Touchdown Jacksonville Brenton Strange catches his first touchdown of his NFL career and the Jaguars have left their redzone struggles far behind.
- Minshew hooks up with Pittman on the side line and are inside the 5 yard line at the end of the 3rd quarter, Colts are in scoring position starting the 4th quarter.
-Minshew hooks up with Josh Downs an out route on 4th down. The Jaguars still lead 31-13, this 4th quarter will tell us a lot about this Jaguars team.
-Trevor Lawrence and Christian Kirk are not on the same page as the Jaguars turn the ball over and are making this a little more interesting than it needs to be.
- The turnover we needed as Darious Williams stops the Colts momentum and the Jaguars have their third interception of the game.
-Moss gets the touchdown and the Colts strike very quickly to cut the lead 31-20.
-Will they continue to sling it down field or run the ball with Etienne to kill the clock, tell us in the comments what you do on this drive if you’re the head coach.
-Etienne can not get 1st down as he loses 3 yards and the Jaguars are forced to kick a field goal.
-Because of that long kick return by Agnew the Jaguars now lead the Colts 34-20.
-Loyd drops the 4th interception (2nd drop of the day) of the game but we have to give him a pass because he is basically playing with one hand.
-Trevor gets tackled falls a little strange but seems fine on the side line. Jaguars still get points and kick another field goal from 51 yards to extend their lead to 37-20.
-Jaguars get the final stop on 4th down and get the ball back at midfield to kneel this one out. Note, Trevor Lawrence did not kneel it out but still looks good on the sideline as it seems just a precautionary thing.
The Jaguars win this one by a final score of 37-20, the defense played great and the offense played well and held it’s own as this team now sweeps the series and is all alone at the top of the AFC south division. Trevor Lawrence seemed to be doing a sideline interview after the game but my streaming service switched to the Dolphins game. Trevor’s health will for sure be the topic of discussion in post game press conferences. Hope everyone has a great Sunday and is ready to cheer on the Jaguars in just 4 days. Duuuuuuuuval!!!!