Colts giving Jaguars problems so far

September, 23, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Jaguars trail the Colts 14-3 at the half. And, frankly, Jacksonville doesn’t look like a team capable of rallying back from a double-digit deficit.

The issues the Colts have presented to the Jaguars:
  • Three different Jacksonville players have left the game with head injuries, though fullback Greg Jones has returned. Receiver Laurent Robinson and running back Montell Owens won't be back.
  • Justin Blackmon can’t get in sync, dropping even a quick slant, which is the sort of play you figure the Jags call to get him started. Blaine Gabbert's been hurt by drops, as well as his high throws.
  • The Colts' 3-4 front may not be loaded with names we know, and has given up some good runs to Maurice Jones-Drew. But there is a load of hustle in the group which flew to the ball in the first half. You can get away with allowing 77 rush yards in a half if you only allow 48 passing yards.

I think Indianapolis would really be running away with things if the Colts could run. Andrew Luck’s two scrambles have produced 32 yards. The backs have 10 carries for 19 yards.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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