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Jaguars vs. Colts Week 6 live blog

todayOctober 15, 2023

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The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) take on the Indianapolis Colts (3-2) at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at EverBank Stadium.

Follow along here for live updates and key highlights from the game!

First quarter

Indianapolis received the first-half kickoff and started the game with four straight Gardner Minshew completions to four different receivers. Dawuane Smoot (in his first game back from last season’s Achilles injury) made a big stop on a 3rd-and-1 near midfield, but the Colts picked up a first down on the next play and had five total first downs on its 65-yard, eight-minute opening possession. Indy made it all the way to the red zone, but fortunately, Devin Lloyd came up with a nice pass deflection on 3rd-and-5 to force a field goal.

Jaguars 0, Colts 3

Jacksonville began its first drive with a 7-yard catch by Calvin Ridley. Tank Bigsby picked up a first down on a fullback dive before the Jaguars faced a 4th-and-1 on its own 45-yard line. Travis Etienne had a nice outside carry behind a pulling Brandon Scherff to keep the chains moving. Indy committed two neutral zone infraction penalties to help Jacksonville keep marching into the red zone, where Etienne scored on a 1-yard plunge.

Jaguars 7, Colts 0

Second quarter

Indy’s second possession began 43 seconds into the second quarter and ended about five seconds after it started. Josh Allen strip-sacked Gardner Minshew on the first play (and Angelo Blackson recovered the fumble) to give Jacksonville the ball back at the 22-yard line.

On the very next play, Travis Etienne took a direct snap out of a wildcat formation and sprinted around the right side for a house call.

Jaguars 14, Colts 3

An offside penalty by Travon Walker on 3rd-and-7 took away a Rayshawn Jenkins interception, but the Colts punted after an unsuccessful try on 3rd-and-2. Jacksonville picked up one first down itself before punting back to the Colts. Evan Engram made arguably the catch of the season with a sweet one-hander down the sideline.

The Jaguars forced another three-and-out and got the ball back at its own 34-yard line. Lawrence was pressured on three straight dropbacks, though, and Jacksonville moved backward thanks to a DeForest Buckner sack before punting. There are six minutes remaining in the half.

The Colts got past midfield and earned a first down for the first time since its first drive, thanks to a 40-yard catch-and-run by Jonathan Taylor. On the next play, Devin Lloyd dropped a pick, but on the play after that, Andre Cisco came up with an interception.

Jacksonville finally put together another nice drive on offense. It went 65 yards downfield in nine plays, ending with a 22-yard touchdown to Christian Kirk.

Jaguars 21, Colts 3

Indianapolis responded with a 9-play, 37-yard drive capped off by a 56-yard field goal by Matt Gay.

HALFTIME: Jaguars 21, Colts 6

Third quarter

Jacksonville went three-and-out on the first possession of the second half after three straight Lawrence incompletions. But the Jaguars got the ball right back after Minshew threw an interception straight to Rayshawn Jenkins four plays later.

Unfortunately, a Cam Robinson false start led to another Jacksonville three-and-out, but this time the team was in range for a 48-yard field goal by Brandon McManus.

Jaguars 24, Colts 6

Another Colts possession, another quick punt. K’Lavon Chaisson wrapped up Minshew to secure the first multi-sack season of his career.

Jacksonville put together a nice 69-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard touchdown to Brenton Strange, the first of his career.

Jaguars 31, Colts 6

It looked like the Jaguars forced yet another Colts three-and-out, but with Indianapolis facing 4th-and-7 from its own 28-yard line, Minshew connected with Alec Pierce in the middle of the field for a 14-yard pickup. On the next play, Minshew had his best pass of the afternoon on a floater down the left sideline to Michael Pittman for 40 yards. The Colts finally got into the endzone on 4th-and-2 at the goal line with a Josh Downs score.

Jaguars 31, Colts 13

Fourth quarter

Back-to-back picks to start the final quarter! Lawrence was intercepted on a 3rd-and-4 at Jacksonville’s 31-yard line, but the Colts got 20 yards downfield before Minshew tossed his third interception of the day.

The Jaguars went three-and-out on its ensuing possession, and the Colts got right back into the red zone behind two 20-plus-yard pickups by Kylen Granson. Zack Moss scored on a 3-yarder.

Jaguars 31, Colts 20

The Colts thought about an onside kick, but instead booted it deep to Jamal Agnew, who promptly returned the kick 53 yards to Indy’s 37-yard line. Brandon McManus connected on a 49-yard field goal to extend the lead back to two touchdowns with under five minutes to go.

Jaguars 34, Colts 20

McManus nailed another field goal, this one from 51 yards out, to put the game away.

FINAL: Jaguars 37, Colts 20

Written by: Gus Logue


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