- This was a home game for the Colts, and for the second straight game against an AFC South opponent. They had played on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans and played them tough for three quarters. The game against the Jaguars was different. They were never in the game. The Jaguars (3-3 before the game) were attempting to be over .500 for the first time since 2007.
- The Colts offense and defense were not able to do anything against an improving Jacksonville team.
- Stats don’t always tell the tale (see Carolina v. Chicago) but they do here. The Jaguars out-gained the Colts in total yards (518 to 232).
- The Colts offense was unable to protect QB Jacoby Brissett. Although he was able to escape at times, he was sacked 10 times. The offense turned the ball over on downs twice. They also went 3 and out three times. The Jaguars secondary locked down the Colts as no receiver finished with more than 44 yards and there were seven passes defended in the game. The Colts offensive line had major protection issues to say the least.
- Doug Marrone’s team did whatever they wanted offensively. QB Blake Bortles threw for 330 yards and the Jaguars had three gains of 50 yards or more. The balance was still very much in favor of running the ball (37 rushes-27 passes) as the Jaguars ran the ball, even without running back Leonard Fournette and a starting left tackle. The Colts loaded the box against the Jaguars and QB Bortles made them pay for committing to stopping the run and for playing man to man coverage. Play action passes were a major part of the gameplan.
- There was few major coaching decisions in the game.
- Early in the first quarter, Jaguars wide receiver Marquise Lee fumbled the football near the end zone. The ball was ruled to have fallen out of bounds and the Jaguars retained possession. It looked like it might have fallen out of the end zone in which case it would have been a touchback and the Colts would have received the ball at the 25. Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano decided not to challenge the play and the Jaguars scored on that new set of downs. At the time, it looked like it could have been a ball that fell out of the end zone.