Matt Ryan’s late heroics lift Colts over Jaguars

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Don’t write off Matt Ryan just yet.

Ryan, the aging Colts quarterback who has struggled for much of this season, turned in a big performance today against the Colts, throwing a dramatic 32-yard touchdown pass to Alec Pierce with 17 seconds remaining to lift Indianapolis to a 34-27 win over Jacksonville.

Ryan completed 42 of 58 passes for 389 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks. It was easily his best game as a Colt.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence had efficient numbers but struggled at times. He completed 19 of 21 passes, but for only 162 yards, with one touchdown, no interception and four sacks. Lawrence is continuing to struggle to avoid sacks, and that’s a problem for the Jaguars.

In what’s looking like a competitive AFC South race, this win was a big one for Indianapolis. It moves them to 3-2-1 and gives them a win over a division rival that has had their number recently. The Jaguars fall to 2-4.

7 responses to “Matt Ryan’s late heroics lift Colts over Jaguars

  1. I’m surprised Ryan made it through the game after throwing the ball 30+ times in the second half and getting hit repeatedly. Kudos to him and the Colts. It looked like they were going to get blown out and they managed to win.

  2. Kudos to the Iceman who I doubted. Thought it was going to be another blowout loss to Jacksonville being down big early. Huge game and much needed. To do that without a running game so Jacksonville was expecting the pass makes it even more impressive

  3. Such a weird team. Every week they look like they could get beat by a MAC team but come out raging in the second half. 3-2-1, but somehow should probably be 5-1. Wish Reich could have these guys fired up to start a game for once.

  4. Granted this was the Jags, but thurmanmerman1 hit it on the nose. Winning when you have no running game and the opposing D knows Ryan has to pass,was impressive.

  5. Alec Pierce is the real deal. He may prove to have been a steal at 53rd overall.

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