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Jaguars at Colts

Posted on: September 15, 2008 3:22 pm
Edited on: September 15, 2008 3:26 pm
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Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts!

Many experts selected either the Colts or Jaguars for the AFC South title, but neither team is in the lead.  The Jaguars (0-2) are in last place and the Colts (1-1) are in second place. Neither team expected such a slow start. This game was supposed to be a power house match-up for the AFC South, now it’s a must win for both teams!

The Jaguars, after losing bother starting guards, have had a rough time running the football.  With the offense only averaging 286 yards a game, while giving up 301 yards per game.  The main problem is the running game.  The Jaguars have been unable to run the ball using all formations, and three running backs.  The root of that problem rests with the offensive line.  The Jaguars have lost 3/5 starting offensive line men. 2 are lost for the year, Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams, and their starting center, Brad Meester, is out until the bye week (week 7).

The Jaguars defense is only allowing 18 points a game, but with the offense only putting up 13, they won’t win with that kind of production.  The defensive line is playing better then last year with the additions of Quinten Groves and Derrick Harvey.  The pass defense is still a major problem, giving up 2 big passing plays at the end of 2 close games.  Not being able to stop the pass is not a good thing when you play the Colts.

The Colts aren’t playing to their full potential either. After a disappointing loss at home against the Bears, they had to come back and steal a game at the end.  The big problem with the Colts is their run defense.  After giving up 100+ yard on the ground in back to back weeks, things not look good.

Peyton Manning didn’t look like Peyton is the first 2 games.  He played better in week 2, but he needs to play better if he wants to win the AFC South.  The one QB that can improve and win when he isn’t at his best is Peyton Manning.

Both of these teams haven’t looked good in the first two weeks. This game has huge AFC South implications. The loser is almost out of the race, the winner still has a chance. Either way, both teams are looking to play like they expected to!

I have this being a very good football game.  The weakness of the Colts (defensive line) against the weakness of the Jaguars (offensive line), who ever plays better will win the game.  I see the Colts pulling it out late, 21 to 17!

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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2008 10:32 pm
 

Jaguars at Colts

Both of these teams haven’t looked good in the first two weeks. This game has huge AFC South implications. The loser is almost out of the race, the winner still has a chance. Either way, both teams are looking to play like they expected to!

i agree with most of this post, pretty well thought out . colts biggest problem is their o-line right now due to injuries like jacksonville has . the makeshift line in jacksonville seemed to step up better in week 2 after a rusty start . jacksonville will need to find a passing game while colt stack the box, return of jerry porter just may relieve that pressure and unstack the box, if that happens, the run game will return . with colts on offense, hopefully jacksonville d-line and speedy linebackers can get pressure on peyton , lets not forget thats why we drafted derik harvey and queintin groves . with jaguars secondary having problem stopping the pass we will need much pressure on peyton and hope for some reggie nelson INT's .

i highlighted your paragraph here to add my own 2 cents about that ...... with colts down 1 and jaguars down 1 from colts , this division is still wide open concidering only 2 weeks have been played . do we assume titans can keep that lead ? you may, but im not buying that . titans beat a broken o-line of jaguars at their own staduim by a merely 7 points . if that line was healthy i dont see them winning, if that gam,e was in jacksonville , i dont see them winning . i picked colts to win this weekend against jacksonville in my picks, but it isnt unrealistic that jaguars can win it . if jaguars do manage to win , they even the record with colts with 13 more games , thats also plenty enough weeks for both jaguars and colts to overtake the titans .

heres to go good game and hopefully and i mean really hoping , to have a injury free game . neither team can afford anymore injuries




Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2008 9:32 pm
 

Jaguars at Colts

nice blog. the colts have a similar (if not worse at the moment, althought injuries arent for the full year likely) situation with their OL. both of their starting guards are hurt, as is the best center in the game, jeff saturday. also, tony ugoh, starting LT, left the MIN game due to injury. this is the main source of trouble for the colts, as their weak OL has allowed constant pressure on manning and has not allowed joseph addai to get much done on the ground either.

i disagree that the weakness of the colts is their DL, but their biggest weakness is OL as said above. still, the MIDDLE of the DL is pretty weak following the release of ed johnson and the shocking retirment of second year player quinn pitcock. DE is still pretty stacked, especially for the pass rush, which is what the colts defense is built on. their whole philosophy is to jump out to a big lead on offense and force the opposing team to pass. that is why their pass defense is the focus and they have been somewhat succeptable to the run in recent year.

here's hoping for a close game, with my colts coming out on top of course!



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