Jaguars vs. Colts: REMATCH! (Game Preview 11/23/2014)

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for a chance to redeem their season in the second half. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 1-9 record so far this season, for last place in the AFC South. The Colts are better than the Jaguars, but with Blake Bortles, Denard Robinson, and other stars playing, the Jags do indeed have a chance to win, but they need to clean up their turnovers.

Our Prediction: Colts 35, Jaguars 17

The Colts are coming off of an ugly loss vs. New England, so playing at home vs. the 1-9 Jags will make it easier to get a win against us. Blake Bortles has not had a turnover-free game to date, but he has had a chance to clean up some stuff during the bye week. Most games we have played in have been close since week 3, when Bortles came in at halftime vs. the very same Colts. The defense had stepped up for a few games, but have let it slip a little these past 3 weeks. All of this factors factor into the probable loss at the Colts for the Jags.

Key Jaguars Position: Strong Safety/Free Safety

Johnathan Cyprien and Josh Evans need to improve their game if they want to stop the hot Colts offense. If Cyprien can actually tackle, I feel the Jags can be better on defense this week.

Key Jaguars Player(s): Blake Bortles and Denard Robinson

Blake Bortles has had good moments and bad moments this year, but he has regressed a little since he started playing. If he can clean up the turnovers and make good throws, he should be fine. Denard Robinson has been outstanding this season, having two 100-yard rushing games in a row and he even had a multiple touchdown game vs. the Cowboys. If the Jags give him the ball against the poor Colts running defense, we should be able to move the chains quit a lot.

TURNOVER PREDICTION: 2 turnovers

Bortles must make throws, but they can’t all be risky throws that usually turn into interceptions. He has to give Denard the ball.

The Final Word

The season can still be saved! They must perform well (and win!) to gain any type of momentum. #BortlesKombat and #StandUnited!

Jaguars vs. Colts: Home-Opener Preview

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for the home opener of the 2014 regular season. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-2 record so far this season, tied for last in the AFC South with the Colts. The Colts are much better than the Jaguars, no question. The Jaguars do have a chance to shock the world though. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Colts 35, Jaguars 3

With a horrible second game in 2014 and injuries mounting, the Jaguars will not be able to secure a win Sunday. With that being said, you have to expect the worst from the Jaguars. The offensive line needs to protect Chad Henne if the Jags want to win this game.

Key Jaguars Position: Offensive Line

Chad Henne has proven that he has what it takes to be a starting QB in my mind, but the offensive line is horrible right now and they need to be able to protect Henne against one of the worst pass-rushing defenses in the league.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

While I was tempted to put Luke Bowanko here, Toby Gerhart is the biggest question mark. Will he get 10 yards rushing? 20? Our prediction is 24 yards rushing, with 36 yards receiving. Although the Colts defense is not the best, Toby Gerhart does not have what it takes to be a starting running back. Gerhart is listed as probable for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. He sat out the first two games of the regular season. Chad Henne still gets the nod to start, but with a young offensive line, we could see Bortles sometime this season.

The Final Word

The Jaguars are going down the toilet fast. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs. While the Jaguars are “improving”, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Colts, but who knows? Get ready for the home opener of the 2014 season!