We’re going to look at how our keys to victory played out in the loss.
Keys To A Jaguars Victory
Win the turnover battle. The Jaguars actually forced three first-half turnovers and won the battle, 3-2. They needed more offense.
Make them run The Jaguars bottled up the Colts’ offense early, but they were on the field too long and simply were worn down. Indy ran for 175 yards on 35 carries, most of which came in the second half.
Light ‘em up. The Jaguars blitzed Andrew Luck and forced turnovers- the plan worked. They registered five sacks in the game.
Take some chances. The Jaguars didn’t take a lot of chances on offense and it actually made sense. They couldn’t get anything going and fourth downs would have just led to more disaster. They were a little too conservative early on.
Play keep away. It’s a little difficult to play keep away when you can’t convert third downs.
What We’ll Be Saying On Monday
Denard hit the century mark. Denard Robinson actually had his worst game as a starting running back as he gained just 25 yards on 14 carries. The Colts loaded up the line of scrimmage to stop the run.
Luck killed them again. Andrew Luck had a nice game because he’s a great player. He completed 21 of 32 throws for 263 yards with a touchdown. He also ran for 49 yards.
The receivers were locked down. Blake Bortles completed just five passes to receivers and three of the five came on the team’s final drive. Guys simply didn’t get open.
The tight ends were open The Jaguars did a pretty good job against the Colts’ tight ends, holding them to just four catches for 36 yards. T.Y. Hilton was the biggest problem as he caught four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown.
They were competitive for a while. The Jaguars were competitive for a little over a quarter. The defense played really well but predictably ran out of gas.