Jaguars-Colts one-liners

The Jaguars completed only two passes of more than 15 yards and finished with 114 yards overall in their 14-12 loss to the Colts.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew carried the Jaguars offense, accounting for 29 of their 55 offensive plays.

Rookie Jaguars CB Derek Cox intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble, two good things that didn’t quite make up for his role in helping WR Reggie Wayne finish with 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown.

The Jaguars defense used a 3-4 front for the most part, but coach Jack Del Rio wouldn’t say whether or not that was a permanent change.

Before leaving the game with a leg injury, Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward recorded his fourth career sack of Colts QB Peyton Manning.

Manning tied Johnny Unitas for the Colts franchise record for career victories on Sunday.

Said Colts LB Gary Brackett to his teammates before the final Jaguars series, “This is the situation we want. In order to
prove we’re one of the top defenses in the league, we need to make
statements early. We need to prove to people we can make stops.”

Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis provided constant pressure against Jaguars rookie tackles Eben Britton and Eugene Monroe.

For the third time in his career, Manning threw an interception on the first Colts drive of the season.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star gave the Colts run offense a “D” in his postgame report card. 

3 responses to “Jaguars-Colts one-liners

  1. The biggest point to be made in this game is the fact that Jones-Drew had 21 of the Jags 22 rushing attempts. Obviously, I am excluding Garrard’s 4 for 14 yards. How can you win in the NFL when you have 22 rushing attempts from the RB posiiton? This has to be a low in the league this week. Montell Owens, a backup FB was the only other carrier besides Drew. Greg Jones has to carry the ball 5-7 times a game. Or Rashad Jennings has to carry 5-7 times a game. Until Koetter realizes this team needs 30 rushing attempts a game and should never throw a screen pass to Marcedes Lewis, the Jags will be mediocre at best on offense.

  2. Good analysis, Paul. My Jag rookie analysis:
    LT Monroe – utterly embarrassed by Freeney’s spin move
    RT Britton – did OK against Mathis
    DT Knighton – solid effort. He and Henderson will be a good DT tandem this year
    C Cox – did OK considering he was facing perhaps the best QB-WR tandem in the league
    Garrard did a terrific job covering for Monroe’s lack of protection. Several times Freeney was hardly touched and sprinted right at Garrard’s blind side only to be thwarted by Garrard getting rid of the ball in less than 2 seconds.
    Manning is a great QB. But what do you think his numbers would have been if he had 1.5 seconds to throw the ball each play?

  3. – Cox wasn’t on Wayne exclusively. Considine was beat on the TD and one of Wayne’s gains early was on a fluke tipped pass.
    – Garrard is not a great QB. Never was, never will be.
    – Monroe dominated Freeney in the running game.

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