IT'S GAMEDAY! Uncle Chaps's Jaguars are in Indy as we got an AFC South matchup ready to rip. Jacoby Brisket is back, Big Dick Nick (who won a super bowl under Frank Reich) is back, and I barely have a back. While I'd rather watch Gardner Minshew vs Swag Kelly just for the hell of it, we have to settle with this matchup. The Jags have kicked our ass 3 of the last 4 games thanks to their defense, but the tables may turn because THE ROOF IS CLOSED.
It's currently in the low 40's right now, great call Mr. Irsay! While a closed roof may help Vinny kick normal (so God help me), we still have a few obstacles to overcome.
1. Play Through Injuries, Again.
-We're still a littleeee banged up. T.Y is still out, Parris Campbell is out, and Pierre Desir is still out. The Colts are 0-7 in games T.Y. has not played in. It's scary how much of an impact T.Y. makes not only our offense, but the team's performance when he's out. Zach Pascal has done a great job stepping up, but even Zach needs another hand. Jack O'Doyle Rules has been very reliable while Eric LEbron without the L needs to wake up this season. The Jags have literally everyone active besides Seth Devalve.
2. Control The Game
- Last week against the Dolphins may have been the worst Colts performance in a long time. Terrible run game, 4 turnovers, and could only put up 12 points. The Dolphins wanted it more and they showed it. Thankfully, we don't have Hoyer throwing the pigskin, but we need everyone stepping up. O-Line has to be prepared for the Jags front 7, we need Hines, Mack, Doyle, and especially EBRON to step up. We also can't let Leonard Fournette have a great day. Get ready to see Darius Leonard and Fournette clash helmets all day long.
3. Make Field Goals
-If we hit field goals, hit extra points, and don't miss any field goals or extra points, we should be good. Again, just field goals and extra points.
-The Colts are on a 2-game losing streak and the Jags are coming off a bye week (lost to the Texans in London 3-26 the week before). Brissett is a leader and I expect him to bring some energy into Lucas Oil, but the Jags have been dominating us for a little while now. With T.Y. out, this is going to be very VERY tough. I will have 2 predictions.
Biased Die Hard Colts Fan Prediction: Colts 18 - Jags 17
Realistic Prediction: Jags 24 - Colts 13
I hope my biassed prediction pulls through. As always, Go Horse.