The Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars will play in London this Sunday (in a Jaguars’ “home” game). Both of these teams are desperate for a win coming into this game, as they are both off to disappointing starts in 2016. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Colts have the ball: The Colts will probably come out throwing the ball this year, but they would be smart to run the ball a little more than usual. The Jaguars have a good pass rush and they are going to be coming after Andrew Luck all day long this Sunday. Luck has taken a lot of hits this year and he has already been sacked 9 times. Luck will spread the ball around if he has time to throw the ball, but WR T.Y. Hilton will probably be his favorite guy to play catch with this Sunday. Phillip Dorsett also has the speed to stretch the Jaguars’ D deep if Luck has time to throw the ball. If the Jaguars are getting a good rush on Luck, look for him to get the ball on the short stuff to TEs Jack Doyle and Dwayne Allen. The Colts can’t forget to run the ball, as Frank Gore could find some running room against a Jaguars’ D that is giving up 109.7 yards rushing and 4.0 yards per carry so far this year.
When the Jaguars have the ball: The Colts’ defense has been flat out awful so far this year! They are going to have a big time challenge ahead of them this Sunday, as the Jaguars have three outstanding WRs that the Colts’ secondary is going to have to deal with! If the Colts don’t get a good pass rush going this Sunday, QB Blake Bortles is going to shred them through the air in London! WRs Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee are going to give the Colts headaches this Sunday. The Colts’ front seven should have a fighting chance to slow down the Jaguars’ running game, as neither T.J. Yeldon or Chris Ivory have run that well this year.
PREDICTION: JAGUARS 31, COLTS 24