Indianapolis Colts 44 vs Jacksonville Jaguars 17
IND FG A.Vinatieri 48 yd. Field Goal (12-50, 5:23)
IND TD A.Bradshaw 6 yd. pass from A.Luck (A.Vinatieri kick) (9-74, 5:46)
IND TD D.Allen 1 yd. pass from A.Luck (A.Vinatieri kick) (7-76, 3:27)
IND FG A.Vinatieri 43 yd. Field Goal (6-33, 2:07)
IND FG A.Vinatieri 25 yd. Field Goal (9-73, 4:14)
IND TD C.Fleener 7 yd. pass from A.Luck (A.Vinatieri kick) (4-29, 0:31)
JAC FG J.Scobee 41 yd. Field Goal (8-59, 3:07)
IND TD H.Nicks 1 yd. pass from A.Luck (A.Vinatieri kick) (10-64, 4:42)
JAC TD A.Hurns 63 yd. pass from B.Bortles (J.Scobee kick) (5-80, 2:02)
IND TD G.Toler 47 yd. interception return (A.Vinatieri kick)
JAC TD C.Shorts 10 yd. pass from B.Bortles (J.Scobee kick) (8-80, 2:40)
What the Colts did Right
A lot went right for the Colts.
The first big performance came from the face of the franchise Andrew Luck as he put up marvelous numbers. He was nearly perfect throughout the game. He didn't force any throws and made the right reads the majority of the time. Luck picked apart this Jaguars defense and was the driving force of this entire offense.
Ahmad Bradshaw had another big game, running and catching the ball. Bradshaw ran with power and his vision was at an all time high. Trent Richardson made some nice runs too and ran hard. The running game was able to amass 144 rushing yards. They were able to effectively move the ball and they established the run as the game went on.
Four receivers had big games: TY Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief. The most surprising of them all was Moncrief, who broke some tackles and got some big yards after the catch. He was perhaps the most impressive of the four. Wayne made some great catches and looked like his usual self. Hilton made some big catches too and was able to get some good yards after the catch. Finally, Nicks had a few nice catches and it was good to see him get involved.
The offensive line had a good day overall. For the most part of the game, they gave Luck protection in the pocket and he was rarely pressured for the first half and for the beginning of the 2nd half. The tackles played well and the interior offensive line held their own, even when the Jaguars' linebackers blitzed the quarterback.
The play calling was fantasic on offense. Last week, they took a lot of criticism from the media, but this week they came back strong. Pep called a great game, going pass heavy early on and getting everyone involved. As the game went on, they got the running game involved too.
On defense, the Colts shut down the Jaguars for the first half. They completely shut down the running game for the entire game. They shut it down early on and the Jaguars were discouraged from using it as they were down big early on. They received great performances from D'Qwell Jackson and Erik Walden who both got pressure on the quarterback and were strong against the run.
In coverage, the entire secondary looked fantastic. Vontae Davis made some big plays, as did Greg Toler. Mike Adams looked good all over the field and Laron Landry made some big plays in the box. It's not often you see an entire secondary look great as a group, but that was the case for the Colts as they completely shut down Chad Henne and did extremely well versus Blake Bortles.
The defensive gameplan was great, they disguised the blitzes well and were great and aggressive in coverage.
Overall, it was a great game from the Colts and it was exactly the game they needed after a collapse and a 0-2 start.
What the Colts did Wrong
When you win a game by 27 points and putting 44 points on the board, there isn't much that went wrong.
On offense, Trent Richardson, with the exception of a 28 yard run, only had 30 yards on 13 carries. Some plays were his fault but most of the broken plays came because of the interior offensive line. There were times during the game where they were weak and allowed a lot of pressure up the middle.
Coby Fleener had himself another bad game. On top of dropping a perfect pass in the endzone, Fleener just couldn't get open. This is 3 bad games for Fleener now and he needs to turn it around or he'll see his snap count numbers diminish.
On defense, the defense didn't look great at times versus Blake Bortles. Bortles was able to rush for 30 yards, with a 20 yard run and make some nice plays with his arm. He was able to move the ball against the Colts, especially on his earlier drives and that just cannot happen.
Other than that, there were a few broken plays, like the Allen Hurns 63 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter. It was garbage time but nevertheless it was a bad play allowed by the Colts defense.
Colts Player of the Game
The player of the game has to be Andrew Luck as he had a dominant performance against this lowly Jaguars defense. He put up a 370 yards, 4 touchdowns and a 79% completion percentage performance and was making a lot of big plays. Luck's great day gave the Colts a great spark on offense, and at the end of the day, were able to get 44 points on the board.