The Indianapolis Colts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday in London, England. This game is crucial for the Colts, as they try to even up their current 1-2 record.
The Indianapolis Colts avoided their first 0-3 start since 2011 this past Sunday with a 26-22 victory at home against the San Diego Chargers.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck capped off his 14th-career game-winning drive with a 63-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton to give the Colts the 26-22 lead late in the fourth quarter. The Colts’ defense would then force a turnover the following drive for the Chargers — sealing the victory for the Colts.
Luck finished the game completing 24 of his 37 passing attempts with one touchdown and one interception. Hilton amassed 174 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown.
Now, the Colts set their sights on defeating the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars this coming Sunday in Wembley Stadium in London.
The Jaguars currently sit in last place in the AFC South with a record of 0-3. Their three losses have came against the Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively.
In two of their three losses, the Jaguars lost by less than six points — a 27-23 loss in week one to the Packers, and their most-recent 19-17 loss to the Ravens.
In week two, the Jaguars were absolutely blown out by the Chargers in a 38-14 loss. Blake Bortles threw for over 300 yards, but it was the three turnovers from the Jaguars that hurt.
This game could not be more crucial for the Colts to win, as they’d wish to avoid a 1-3 start through the first quarter of the season.
The Colts’ defense has been their own kryptonite thus far, but the unit received some much-needed help on Sunday against the Chargers, when cornerback Vontae Davis and defensive linemen Henry Anderson returned from injury.
For the Jaguars, things seem to be off to a rocky start for a team that was very, very hyped up before the season’s start — and reasonably so. The team used their first and second round draft picks on Jalen Ramsey and Myles Jack, as well as making a few solid free agent acquisitions in the offseason.
The Colts’ next four games looks as the following:
- Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Vs. Chicago Bears
- @ Houston Texans
- @ Tennessee Titans
These are all winnable games for the Colts, and probably some of the most important of the year as the schedule becomes more difficult as the weeks progress.
The Indianapolis Colts look to tie their record even this coming Sunday when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, England at 9:30 a.m. ET.
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