What the Jacksonville Jaguars Learned Against the Indianapolis Colts

The Jaguars kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 51-16. Find out how our keys to victory played out.

The Jacksonville Jaguars set a regular season franchise record by scoring 51 points in their rout of the division rival Colts.  The win also ended a 16-game winning streak in the division by Indianapolis, who had won six straight games against the Jags.  FInd out how our keys to victory played out.  

Keys To A Jaguars Victory:

1.  Stop Frank Gore.  The Jaguars did a good job of stopping everyone on the Colts offense.  Gore had just 60 yards on 16 carries and Indy was mostly one-dimensional.  

2.  Cover the tight ends.  The Jaguars made the proper adjustments from last week as they held the combo of Fleener and Allen to just three catches for three yards.    

3.  Tackle better.  The Jaguars tackling was pretty sure on Sunday as they missed just a handful of stops.  Part of that had to do with Matt Hasselbeck's inability to hit his receivers in stride.  

4.  Limit the shots against Vontae Davis.  Davis blanketed Allen Robinson and followed him all over the field.  In turn, the Jaguars only targeted A-Rob four times and he caught just one pass.  It's hard to fault the playcalling when you put up 51. 

5.  Give T.J. the ball, please?  The Jaguars had a two-headed rushing attack with Yeldon and Denard Robinson, and it was very effective.  The Jaguars running backs had 25 carries for 137 yards, for a 5.5 ypc average.  

What To Look For:

1.  Blake Bortles goes north of 300 with multiple TD's.  It was a weird game for Bortles as he wasn't great in the first half, but played well in the second half.  He completed 16 of 30 passes, for 250 yards with three passing touchdowns and a rushing score.  

2.  Frank Gore has his best game of the year.  Gore was pretty well shut down for the afternoon as the Jaguars did a solid job against the veteran back.  He had 16 rushes for 60 yards.  

3.  A-Rob slows down.  This was perhaps the most accurate prediction of the day.  Robinson caught just one pass for four yards, but it was a touchdown.  Vontae Davis mirrored him all game long and did a great job.   

4.  T.J. goes over 100.  Yeldon injured his knee early in the game, but was able to return.  The effectiveness of Denard Robinson, combined with the score made it easy for Gus Bradley to sit the second-round pick for much of the second half.  Yeldon finished with 11 carries for 62 yards. 

5.  Jaguars for the win.  It was ugly for much of the first half, and then the Jaguars came alive in the second period and the defense only allowed three second-half points.  The playoffs are still a major longshot for the Jags, but this was a win that the entire team can feel really good about. 

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