Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts take on the staggering Jacksonville Jaguars in a key AFC South match up October 3rd. The Indianapolis Colts have struggled against the Jacksonville Jaguars over the years and have had their seasons affected by losses to their AFC South rival. This is not the same Jacksonville Jaguars team. David Gerrard is a serviceable quarterback but Maurice Jones-Drew just can’t seem to get on track.
Ground Game For Both Indianapolis Colts & Jacksonville Jaguars In Need of Jump Starts
Joseph Addai and Donald Brown are both solid running backs for the Indianapolis Colts but they are not Marshall Faulk or Eric Dickerson. Peyton Manning would be incredibly more dangerous if he could ever get a running game to set up his play action. Not that Peyton Manning needs any help.
Maurice Jones-Drew has not picked up where he left off in the 2009 NFL season but he did show signs of snapping out of his 2010 NFL funk. Jones-Drew racked up 88 yards in the Jacksonville Jaguars loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. If Jones-Drew can get on track in this game against the Indianapolis Colts it could be a long day of ground and pound to keep Peyton Manning off the field. Ground game edge goes to the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Indianapolis Colts.
Defense Wins Championships Indianapolis Colts Need To Improve as Does Jacksonville Jaguars
Bob Sanders is missed on the Indianapolis Colts especially when defending against the run. The Indianapolis Colts will be seeing a steady diet of Maurice Jones-Drew in this game and they will have to step up and stuff the run in Sanders absence.
Dwight Freeney also appeared to have an injury that occurred during the Colts game against the Denver Broncos. Watch the injury reports in regards to Freeney it may have just been cramps in the 100 degree plus weather in Denver.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is not much to speak of to this point in the 2010 NFL season. Jacksonville has given up 80 points in three games with their lowest amount of points given up against a weak Denver Broncos team. The defensive edge goes to the Indianapolis Colts over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Indianapolis Colts -5.5 vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Pick Against the Spread Final Word
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the line at 5.5 points making the Indianapolis Colts the solid road favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars. A 5.5 point home underdog is extremely tempting but it is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Peyton Manning does have a mental block when it comes to Jacksonville but it is not the same team. Take the Indianapolis Colts -5.5 points over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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