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A Quick Look: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Intro: The Colts (1-2) travel to London in Week Four to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3). Indianapolis has beaten Jacksonville in six of their past seven matchups. Here’s a “Quick Look” of the Colts and Jaguars meeting at Wembley Stadium.


INDIANAPOLIS – A win from the Colts this past Sunday saved a matchup of winless teams inside of Wembley Stadium in Week Four.

London will welcome the Colts and Jaguars this week for the NFL's 10th season of International Series games.

This year the NFL will play another two games in England and also have a game in Mexico City.

For Jacksonville, this is the fourth straight year they will be playing in London.

The Jaguars were one of the teams most talked about this offseason after an NFL Draft focus saw a bevy of defenders come Gus Bradley's way.

Surprisingly, it's the offensive side of the ball where things have really bogged down in 2016.

Jacksonville ranks 26th in overall offense, 31st in the run game.

Despite returning skill guys like RB-T.J. Yeldon, WR-Allen Robinson, WR-Allen Hurns and TE-Julius Thomas, the Jaguars offense has struggled in the last two weeks.

The Jaguars are averaging just 2.8 yards per carry and quarterback Blake Bortles has thrown six interceptions in three weeks.

It's the defense that ranks in the top 10 of the league after three weeks.

In Week One, the Jaguars had a chance for an upset victory over the Packers but a final-minute drive stalled out in the red zone.

Besides Green Bay, the two other losses this season for the Jags came at San Diego (38-14) and versus Baltimore (19-17).

Sunday's 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff in London for the Colts begins a stretch of three divisional games, all away from home, in the next four weeks.

The last time these two teams met, the Jaguars ended the Colts' run of 16 straight divisional wins, via a 51-16 victory in Jacksonville.

*2016 Record: *0-3, fourth in the AFC South.

*Head Coach: *Gus Bradley, head coach (fourth season as an NFL head coach, 12-39 overall regular season, 0-0 postseason record).

*2016 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 26th (317.3); Rushing, 31st (55.0); Passing, 12th (262.3). Defense – Overall, 8th (311.3); Rushing, 20th (109.7); Passing, 7th (201.7).

2016 Leading Passer: Blake Bortles (79-of-127 comp., 843 yards, 62.2 pct., 5 TDs, 6 INTs, 75.0 rating).

*2016 Leading Rusher: *T.J. Yeldon (34 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD).

*2016 Leading Receiver: *Allen Robinson (16 receptions, 183 yards, 2 TDs).

2016 Leading Sacker:  Dexter Fowler and Yannick Ngakoue (2.0).

2016 Turnover Breakdown:  Minus 3 (tied for 25th in the NFL).

2016 NFL Draft Results: The Jaguars were the talk of the 2016 Draft. They found talented defenders with their first four picks, including CB-Jalen Ramsey at No. 5 overall and LB-Myles Jack at No. 36 overall. In the fourth round, the Jaguars selected Notre Dame defensive tackle Sheldon Day, who attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Such a defensive haul was necessary with the young talent on offense already in pace.

2015 Review:With a young offensive core in place, the Jaguars showed promise in Gus Bradley's third season. The Jaguars were 4-6 heading into the final week of November, but managed just one win (which came against the Colts) over the last six weeks of the season. Despite drafting in the top five for the third straight season, the Jaguars did decide to retain Bradley for a fourth season.

Last time in Playoffs:  2007 season. Lost to the New England Patriots, 31-20, in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs.

*Last time in Super Bowl: *Never.

*Super Bowl Championships: *None.

2016 Pro Bowl Selections: WR-Allen Robinson.

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