NFL PREVIEW: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-11) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-5)
December 25, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-11) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-5)
JAGUARS: Seek 4th straight win on road…Have won past 2 at Ind…QB CHAD HENNE posted 80.5 passer rating in only career start against Ind. (11/8/12)…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 1,412 rush yards vs. Colts, most against any team. Has 8 100-yard rush games vs. Ind. Has 27 career 100-yard rush games & Jaguars are 19-8 (.704) in such contests. Has 68 rush TDs, most in club annals & 2nd-most among active players (ADRIAN PETERSON, 86). Has 81 total TDs (68 rush, 11 rec. 2 return), most in Jaguars history…WR MIKE BROWN posted 2nd TD catch of career last week…TE MARCEDES LEWIS aims for 5th consecutive game with TD rec. Needs 6 catches to become 4th player in franchise history with 300 rec…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY (152) has reached 100+ tackles for 6th consecutive season…DE ANDRE BRANCH aims for 4th consecutive game with sack…DE JASON BABIN has 3.5 sacks in past 4 games…CB ALAN BALL has 2 INTs in past 3 games. CB WILL BLACKMON had INT in last game vs. Ind…
COLTS:Clinched AFC South title for 8th-time since 2003…Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK registered 21st career win, tying HOFer DAN MARINO for 3rd-most wins by starting QB in 1st 2 NFL seasons during SB era. Luck (7,914) has 2nd-most passing yards by player in his 1st 2 seasons of career in NFL history (CAM NEWTON, 7,920). Luck (10) has most game-winning drives by QB in 4th qtr./OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since ’70…RB DONALD BROWN is averaging 7.8 yards per carry in past 2. Had 110 scrimmage yards with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. RB TRENT RICHARDSON had rush TD in last game vs. Jax…WR T.Y. HILTON has career-best in catches (71) & rec. yards (928) in 2013. Had 4 catches for 113 yards, incl. 40-yard TD rec., in last game at home vs. Jaguars. WR GRIFF WHALEN had career-best in catches (7) & receiving yards (80) last week…LB ROBERT MATHIS (108 career; 16.5 in 2013) has most sacks in career by Colt & in single-season since 1982. Has 7 sacks in past 5 vs. Jax…CB DARIUS BUTLER has 3 INTs & 2 INT-return TDs in last 2 vs. Jaguars.