The Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars meet for the first time this season Sunday, as the Colts host the Jags in an important divisional match up in Indianapolis at 1:00 PM ET.
Here are the Ink on Indy staff predictions for the Indianapolis Colts‘ Sunday match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Luke Allen (site expert):
The Indianapolis Colts are seemingly hitting their stride at this point in the season. Andrew Luck has all his top weapons back, as well as a solid offensive line and a good run game. The 3-5 Colts are facing a 3-5 Jacksonville Jaguars team, who are trending downward. With shorty quarterback play and a struggling defense, the Jags look like they may be in for a long season. Andrew Luck and company should be able to hang at least 27 on Jacksonville, and I don’t see Blake Bortles being able to keep up. The Colts win an important division game to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
Colts 27 Jaguars 13
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Tanner Clark (contributor)
Despite playing against one of the best offenses in the league, the Colts offense will be able to produce when it matters most, especially with how the offensive line has been performing as of late. The Colts and Jaguars are tied in the AFC South race at 3-5, but I think the Colts will come out on top on Sunday to improve to 4-5 and stay in the hunt for a division title. Marlon Mack will shine once again and rush for a touchdown and at least 100 yards. Colts take this one in a close game.
Colts 28 Jaguars 24
Greg Huss (contributor)
It is easy to forget about how good the Jags’ defense is when they trot Blake Bortles out there at quarterback every week; But that defense is still one of the most impressive in the league, giving up the second fewest yards per game in the league (313.3). I think Jacksonville is actually better than what their record indicates and will give Marlon Mack fits in the backfield, and slow down the Colts’ 7th ranked offense in the NFL (28.9 ppg).
Jaguars 24 Colts 17
The Colts are 3-point favorites at home, and a loss here would drastically decrease any chance of making the postseason this year.