Colts vs Jaguars: The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8) come back home to what I’m sure will be a full and enthusiastic TIAA Bank Field for an AFC South rematch against the Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at 1:00pm EST.
Before the season started, few people would’ve predicted the status of the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars going into Week 13. The Colts are rolling. The Jaguars are in a state of turmoil. They’ll face other on Sunday
The Colts (6-5) have won five consecutive games. They’re winning because of the resurgence of Andrew Luck, who is the hottest quarterback in the league. Luck has thrown 16 touchdown passes and just three interceptions, while averaging 264 yards a game and completing 76 percent of his passes during the winning streak. The Colts defeated the Jaguars 29-26 in Week 10.
The Jaguars (3-8) continue to sink into the abyss. Coach Doug Marrone benched quarterback Blake Bortles and fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett this week. Backup Cody Kessler will start against the Colts.
You can get the latest score and stats from the game in the box score provided above and here’s everything you need to know in order to watch the Colts vs. Jaguars game:
The Jaguars played the Colts just a few weeks ago in Week 10, so I will keep this opponents section short and sweet with what has changed in the last three weeks. The Colts will play their first road game in over 30 days, so we will see how much their home field advantage has factored into their recent winning streak.
Offensively, the Colts offensive line is still playing at an All-Pro level pass protecting for AFC Offensive Player of the Month Andrew Luck, but early indications are the center Ryan Kelly is probably still another week away from coming back from a sprained MCL injury. Kelly has been exceptional in pass protection and is PFF’s seventh-highest rated center in 2018, so this is good news for the Jaguars defensive tackles who will now line up across Evan Boehm.
As the Colts lose one starting offensive lineman, it looks like they could be gaining another, as they have chosen to activate former North Dakota State offensive tackle Joe Haeg from IR. Haeg is one of the most versatile linemen in the NFL, and while he may not start on Sunday, his ability to fill in as needed will be a major boost. The other major offensive change is at tight end, where Jack Doyle was placed on IR with a kidney injury and Clive Walford was signed on Wednesday to take his roster spot.
Eric Ebron, who single-handedly torched the Jaguars secondary to the tune of three touchdowns in week ten, missed practice on Wednesday along with running back Marlon Mack (concussion), but both are likely to be available on Sunday.