Which Offense Will Persevere?

The Jaguars and Colts used to be must-see TV. This years version may not have the playoff implications as in years' past, but it still should be a close game.

Don't look for a high-scoring game when the Jaguars go to Indianapolis on Sunday.

The game will match the two worst offenses in the NFL.

The Jaguars are ranked the worst offensive team in the league and the Colts are the second-worst.

The Colts without Peyton Manning are the second-worst offense in yardage gained and first downs and 30th in points scored.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars are last in yardage gained, yards per play, passing net yards per game and per play, first downs and points scored.

Just last December when these teams last met, the Jaguars were 8-5 and the Colts were 7-6 and the Jaguars could have clinched the division title with a victory.

Instead, the Colts won a 34-24 shootout and won the last three to win the division at 10-6 while the Jaguars lost the last three to finish at 8-8 as they missed the playoffs.

Last year, the Colts ranked fourth in offense and the Jaguars, who then had David Garrard at quarterback, ranked 15th.

Now things are totally different for both teams with the Colts at 0-9, the worst record, in the league and the Jaguars are 2-6.

Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne opened a conference call with Jacksonville reporters by saying, "Got an 0-9 team and a 2-6 team, not much to talk about."

But Wayne actually had a lot to say.

Talking about how things have changed for the teams in just one year, he said, "Now we're playing for who is at the bottom of the barrel. It goes to show you how this league is. One year you can be on top, the next year you can be at the bottom. The thing about it is if the Jaguars win, they are going to be 3-6. If we win, we're going to be 1-9 and we'll still be at the bottom of the barrel."

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew said of Wayne's comments, "That's OK. We want to be at the top of the bottom of the barrel."

He added, "We had a horrible first half. We've got to figure out a way to turn it around."

SERIES HISTORY: 21st regular-season meeting. Colts lead series, 15-5. The Jaguars have lost four of the last five meetings, including a 34-24 setback last December when the Jaguars could have clinched the division title with a victory. The Colts out-rushed the Jaguars, 155 to 87 in that game. The Jaguars narrowed the deficit to 27-24 with 1:58 left on Mike Sims-Walker's second touchdown catch of the game but Tyjean Hagler scooped up an onside kick and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown to clinch the victory.

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