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Jaguars vs Colts: Live blog and open thread for Week 1

The Jacksonville Jaguars play the Indianapolis Colts to begin Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Indianapolis Colts
The Jacksonville Jaguars go on the road to play the Indianapolis Colts to begin the 2023 NFL season.
Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Indianapolis Colts in week 1 of the 2023 NFL regular season on Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m. EST. Find out how to watch/listen to the game here.

Inactive players announced

Find more information about each team’s inactives and injuries here.

Week 1 uniform game is here...

First quarter - mid-quarter recap

Two words: Calvin Ridley

Boom! Trevor Lawrence to Calvin Ridley for a 7-0 lead.

Defense forced two straight three-and-outs to start. Offense settled down on the second drive. Trevor showing poise. Let’s keep the peddle on the metal.

First quarter/beginning of second quarter recap

Colts answer quickly.

Score tied 7-7. The game plan has been very conservative for the Colts, but the Jaguars having issues containing Anthony Richardson and the zone read. We’ll see if they can adjust.

Injury update

Gregory Junior out with a hamstring...

Second quarter - mid-quarter recap

Still tied at 7-7.

Been a stalemate so far in the second quarter. Jaguars with a couple big fourth down stops. Trevor Lawrence now starts off near midfield with a big opportunity to take momentum.

Second quarter - late-quarter update

And there it is ... Jags 14 - Colts 7

Who is cray for Zay?!

Halftime update

Jaguars 14 - Colts 7

The Jags missed a big opportunity to stretch their lead after the defense forced a fumble. Trevor Lawrence drove the team deep into Indy territory before losing yards on back-to-back plays that forced them to punt.

Good thing is the Jags get the ball back to start the second half. Anthony Richardson has played a clean game so far, but more points on the board mean more pressure on the rookie QB in his first NFL game. A big drive to start the third quarter could be the turning point in the game.

Go Jags.

Injury update

Third quarter update

Jaguars 14 - Colts 14

Jags go three-and-out. Brandon Scherff’s ankle gets rolled up on. The D allows Michael Pittman Jr. to go for 39 yards on a wide receiver screen.

Time for Trevor and crew to respond.

End of third quarter update

Jaguars 17 - Colts 21

Well, at least we have the fourth quarter.

Poor offensive line play, questionable play calling, lack of awareness by Tank Bigsby...

Going into the second half, it felt like the Jaguars should be up by two touchdowns. Instead, we go into the fourth quarter down by four. Let’s just hope we can get out of Indy with an ugly win and chalk it up to week 1 weirdness.

Fourth quarter update

Jaguars 24 - Colts 21

Tank for the TD. This is a nail-biter.

Fourth quarter update

Jaguars 31 - Colts 21

Hell yeah!

It took 55 minutes, but Anthony Richardson finally turned it over. Tyson Campbell with a huge interception. Travis Etienne makes him pay.

End of game update

Jaguars 31 - Colts 21


Well, it all worked out in the end. Week 1 weirdness was definitely there, and division games on the road are tough — no matter who the opponent is. For about 50 minutes, that game was probably much closer than it should have been. However, the Jags pulled it out with a big defensive play from Tyson Campbell, and the Jaguars running game getting in the end zone.

Enjoy the victory. Back to Jville to take on the Super Bowl champs next Sunday. Go Jags.