Greetings, Colts Nation! Our 3-8 Indianapolis Colts are still maththematically alive to be in the hunt for an AFC Wild Card spot, as they made their annual 700 mile trip south in Jacksonville, Florida to play their annual rematch with the improved, 7-4 and second place Jaguars. A win by the Jaguars could virtually eliminate the Colts from 2017 NFL playoff contention.
Player injuries that is part of football also unfortunately played a big part of the Colts, made them below team expecttions with their current 3-8 record, and progress of their 2017 NFL season. Andrew Luck never shoulder injury never healed in time for him to be game ready this season, and Luck leads the list of Colts players placed on injury reserve, including Robert Turbin, Jack Mewhort, Quin Bray, George Winn, and Eric Swoope.
TE Darren Daniels, C Ryan Kelly, CB Rashan Melvin, and DT Hassan Ridgeway are ruled out for the Jaguars game, while WR Donte Moncrief is questionable and game time decision, as he recovers from his groin injury.
Colts last week promoted WR K.C. Brent, and C Anthony Fabiano from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster.
Indianapolis leads the all-time regular season series in Sunday afternoon's 34th regular season meeting with 22 wins and 11 losses. Colts will also try to defeat the Jaguars in EverBank Field in more than three years, when a healthy Andrew Luck led the Colts with a 44-17 victory, Luck completed 31 of his 39 passes for 370 yards, threw 4 touchdowns, and 0 INT's.
Let's hope Chuck Pagano, QB Jacoby Brisset, and the rest of the Colts players, can try to win game #4 without injuries to the players, and GO COLTS!!!
Colts @ Jaguars Pre Game Press Release (PDF) and Team Injury Reports:
Colts @ Jaguars Live NFL Game Centers: