Colts Run All Over the Jaguars-Week 11 Recap

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Dallas Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath (38) moves to tackle Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (25) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Colts beat the Jaguars 33-13 and earned their 300th win since moving the franchise to Indianapolis in 1984. This was also the Colts’ highest point total for the season. The Colts ended a two-game losing streak and are tied with the Texans for the division lead after the Texans lost to the Ravens. The Colts will face the Texans next week for the AFC South lead.

Offense:

The Jaguars had no answer for the Colts rushing attack this week. Marlon Mack had 14 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown before leaving in the third quarter with an injury. Jonathan Williams took over and finished with 13 carries and matched Mack with 109 yards. Indianapolis finished with 264 total rushing yards. Jacoby Brissett and Nyheim Hines both added touchdowns on the ground. This is only the third game in franchise history that two runners had over 100 yards. The last such game happened in 1985. Brissett threw for 148 yards and a touchdown, but a robust passing attack was not needed in this game. However, there is bad news as Mack has been ruled out of next week’s game due to the hand injury he sustained.

Defense:

The defense gave up some passing yards, but ultimately they did their job. This was the first game that Nick Foles has played in since he broke his collarbone in Week one. He threw for 296 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. However, he threw 47 times, so there was a heavy dosage of volume in the Jaguars’ passing game. The Colts run defense was imposing as it held Leonard Fournette to only 23 yards on eight carries.

Special Teams:

This was a record-breaking day for Adam Vinatieri. He broke Morten Andersen’s record for career field goal attempts. Vinatieri has attempted 710 field goals and has made a record total of 597. He also became the first player in franchise history to cross the 1,500 point threshold. Bobby Okereke also picked off Nick Foles on a two-point conversion and returned it for two points.

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