This game is for first place in the AFC South.Â The Colts are 5-0 and the Jaguars are 4-1 on the season.Â The Colts have won both of their road games this season but they’ve been close.Â Also, remember what the Jags did to the Colts last season in Jacksonville…….a 44-17 Jags romp!Â The game pits two teams with contrasting styles of play as the Colts are a more finesse team while the Jaguars like to bring the pain.
The Jaguars gave up a ton of rushing yards in the first game of the season against the Titans (282 yards) but they have tightened up the run D only allowing 50.0 yards rushing per game the rest of the year.Â Joseph Addai will be back for Monday Night’s game so it will be strength against strength.Â The Colts have only allowed 3 sacks this season so Peyton Manning could have enough time to throw the ball downfield to Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark.
The Jaguars are going to attack the Colts on the ground without a doubt.Â Maurice Drew (307 yards rushing) and Fred Taylor (297 yards rushing) should get their yards despite the improved run defense of the Colts.Â David Garrard (104.7 QB Rating) has been outstanding this season despite not having any standout receivers.Â He has done a great job of spreading the football around this season and he will likely try the same thing on Monday Night.
PREDICTION:Â The Jaguars will be sky high for this game and they’ll take the fight to the Colts.Â JAGUARS 27, COLTS 24.
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