Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – NFL Week 6 Game Preview

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts in a week six divisional matchup. The Jaguars come into the game with a record of 2-3 while the Colts enter the contest with a record of 2-2-1. They are deep in battle for second place in the AFC South. Although both teams are long shots for the playoffs this season, every game counts, especially in their division. With the Tennessee Titans appearing to take a step back this season, there is a chance that either of these teams could win the division. With that likely being the only way that their team sees postseason play, it makes this matchup a very big one for both teams. 

Jacksonville Jaguars Hope to Take Over Second Place In the AFC South

As previously mentioned, the Jacksonville Jaguars are only half of a game back from second place in the AFC South and one game back from second place. If things go their way this week, there is a chance that they could take first place in the South by week seven. The teams have already met once this season and the Jaguars took a very commanding 24-0 victory. 

It is likely that the Colts will not let Jacksonville win by that much again in this matchup, however, with their first meeting coming only four weeks ago, this should be a very winnable game for the Jaguars. 

The last time they played, Trevor Lawrence had a great game through the air in which he threw for two touchdowns and zero interceptions. If Lawrence can continue to lead Jacksonville in this manner and continue to play an efficient game, the Jaguars could possibly make a run for the division title this season. However, the Jacksonville defense also stepped up last game against the Colts. They forced Matt Ryan to throw three interceptions. While they likely will not be able to do this again, if they can rattle him again, they should have no issues sweeping the season series against the Colts. 

Indianapolis Colts Look to Get Their Season Back On Track After Very Slow Start

The Indianapolis Colts have a lot of things they can build on from their first matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They did not show up to play in week two and they paid the price for it. On paper, the Colts are a team that probably should beat the Jaguars, or at the very least, they should not be shut out by them. The key to the Colts winning this time against Jacksonville is for the defense to play up to their potential, and for Jonathan Taylor to take over and control the game. Taylor has gotten off to a very slow start this season after being projected to be the best running back in football. There is still time left for him to get back into his zone, however, there is no telling how much longer the Colts will hang around as playoff contenders.