No tanking here: Gardner Minshew leads Jaguars over Colts

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Someone forgot to tell Gardner Minshew that the Jaguars are tanking for Trevor Lawrence.

Minshew, the second-year quarterback whom some thought was just a placeholder for the future franchise quarterback the Jaguars draft in 2021, turned in an outstanding effort today to beat the Colts.

Minshew completed 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Jaguars beat the Colts 27-20.

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers threw the ball around a lot in his debut with the team, completing 36 of 46 passes for 363 yards, but he threw two picks. Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor looked good in the passing game, catching all six of the passes thrown to him for 67 yards. The Colts are going to need more from Taylor, as running back Marlon Mack suffered what looked like an Achilles injury.

It may turn out that the Jaguars have an ugly season ahead of them. But they’re certainly not tanking. They’re playing to win, and Minshew delivered.

29 responses to “No tanking here: Gardner Minshew leads Jaguars over Colts

  1. Minshew looks great, they have the ability to build around him immeditately instead of taking a QB round 1 in 2021.

  2. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. One game does not make a season. Good performance, but let’s see him do it consistently and against better teams before we declare the Jags a rousing success…

  3. Same old Phillip throw for a ton of yards and 3 picks. Don’t know what the Colts thought the Chargers didn’t already know. The Chargers had better recievers and running backs than the Colts and Rivers never got them got them anywhere.

  4. That’s Philip River’s whole career in the NFL — lots of yardage, two or three td’s, but two or three picks and another loss.

  5. I thought they got a steal in Minshew (6th round) after watching him last year and he had a great game. It helps when you have Blake Bortles playing QB for the other team–he routinely lost games for the Jags by throwing multiple INTs.

    That RB (James Robinson) looked pretty darn good. He had another nice run called back for a penalty. I can see why they got rid of Fournette. Robinson runs hard on every play and looks like the real deal.

    All that being said, the Colts must really suck to lose to the Jags. They have gotten rid of five starters on defense this year (and Jalen Ramsey last year) and played well enough to keep them in the game. The Jags definitely have to work on their penalties though. They had six penalties and five of those resulted in first downs for the Colts. The other penalty wiped out that run by Robinson so every penalty cost them a first down either on offense or defense.

  6. All of you clowns forgot when tom brady got massacred in jacksonville with the patriots. This is the worst time of year to play in jacksonville with the horrendous heat and humidity. None of you Patriot clowns were talking crap when the patriots got destroyed there.

  7. thermanmerman99 says:
    September 13, 2020 at 4:59 pm
    All of you clowns forgot when tom brady got massacred in jacksonville with the patriots. This is the worst time of year to play in jacksonville with the horrendous heat and humidity. None of you Patriot clowns were talking crap when the patriots got destroyed there.
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    Salty little rascal!
    Don’t worry, the Colts will win half of their games. . . maybe hang a banner. It’ll be a fun season for you.

  8. I didn’t see the game, so I’m curious to know if Minshew’s only incompletion was a dropped ball.

  9. Maybe the most surprising result so far for me. It just looked like the Jags would be too young and reshuffled, and the Colts more solid overall. Division win right out of the gate is pretty big.

    Wouldn’t it just be insane if the Colts end up getting Lawrence?

  10. charliecharger says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:04 pm
    I didn’t see the game, so I’m curious to know if Minshew’s only incompletion was a dropped ball.
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    It was hit the receiver in the hands.

  11. charliecharger says:
    September 13, 2020 at 6:04 pm
    I didn’t see the game, so I’m curious to know if Minshew’s only incompletion was a dropped ball.
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    Yep. Drop by a rookie on his first NFL target.

  12. Old Man Rivers turns into a turnover machine at the worst times.
    Looks like Rivers has run dry.
    Better get the rookie on the fast track.

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