PASSING OFFENSE: C minus -- David Garrard was under a heavy pass rush most of the game, but he completed only five passes to wide receivers, threw for just 122 yards and had an anemic 61.9 quarterback rating. Troy Williamson was supposed to give the Jaguars a deep threat, but he caught only one pass for 10 yards.
RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- Maurice Jones-Drew is the featured back and he gained 97 yards in 21 yards, but he did it mostly in space. Only one other back, Montell Owens, had a carry and he gained three yards. They need a back who can pound it against opposing defenses.
PASS DEFENSE: D -- Peyton Manning picked apart their 3-4 defense, completing 28 of 38 for 301 yards and a touchdown and a 94.8 quarterback rating. And the Jaguars left rookie Derek Cox on Reggie Wayne so he targeted Cox 14 times and Wayne caught 10 of them for 162 yards although Cox had an interception.
RUSH DEFENSE: B plus -- They held the Colts to 71 yards rushing as Joseph Addai had 42 in 17 carries and Donald Brown had 33 in 11 carries. Quentin Groves also forced an Addai fumble (recovered by Cox) that ended a drive.
SPECIAL TEAMS: C -- The special teams weren't a big factor although the Colts pinned the Jaguars back on their 1-yard-line in the fourth quarter when Brian Witherspoon elected not to catch the punt at the nine. Josh Scobee missed a field goal attempt, but it was a 63-yarder at the end of the half. Coach Jack Del Rio said the special teams were a draw.
COACHING: D -- Coach Jack Del Rio let rookie Derek Cox cover Reggie Wayne the entire game and didn't put Rashean Mathis on him. Wayne caught 10 passes. He also went with Maurice Jones-Drew on a wildcat formation play in an attempt for a two-point conversion and he was stuffed. Their 3-4 defense was torched by Peyton Manning although it was stout against the run.
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