INDIANAPOLIS – When the Colts left Jacksonville on September 22, the visitors had gotten their first win of 2014 and the home team was ready to turn to the future at quarterback.
Blake Bortles relieved Chad Henne in the Colts 44-17 victory back in Week Three and has been the starter ever since.
The Jaguars took Bortles with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft and the Central Florida gunslinger didn't disappoint in the preseason.
Bortles has shown some promise in his early NFL action including leading the Jaguars to a 24-6 win over the Browns last month.
The weapons that Bortles and the Jaguars will employ look a bit different then what the Colts saw two months back.
Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has found a home as a pure running back and his speed brings a change of pace from what the Colts saw back in September with Toby Gerhart.
At the wide receiver position, Cecil Shorts is back in the lineup and is the main threat with the injuries to rookie receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.
While the Jaguars rank near the bottom of the NFL in several defensive categories, they do lead the NFL in red zone defense.
After the Jaguars got their first win of the season on Oct. 19, they have lost three games by at least 10 points (Dolphins, Bengals, Cowboys).
Jacksonville is coming off of a bye week following a trip to London earlier this month.
Sunday's matchup will be the Colts first AFC South contest since Week Five.
The Colts are in the midst of a 10-game AFC South win streak, which is double that of any NFL team currently has over their respective divisional opponents.
The last AFC South loss for the Colts came to the Jaguars in a Week Three game during the 2012 season.
*2014 Record: *1-9, 4th in the AFC South.
*Head Coach: *Gus Bradley, 2nd season as Jaguars head coach and 2nd NFL season as head coach (5-21 overall regular season).
*2014 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 27th (315.1); Rushing, 22nd (98.1); Passing, 24th (217.0). Defense – Overall, 29th (388.1); Rushing, 26th (126.2); Passing, 26th (261.9).
2014 Leading Passer: Blake Bortles (176-of-278 comp., 1,921 yards, 63.3 pct., 8 TDs, 14 INTs).
*2014 Leading Rusher: *Denard Robinson (100 carries, 483 yards, 4 TDs).
2014 Leading Receiver: *Allen Robinson (48 receptions, 548 yards, 2 TDs).2014 Leading Sacker:* Sen'Derrick Marks (5.0).
2014 Turnover Breakdown: Minus 11 (tied for 29th).
2014 NFL Draft Results: With new general manager David Caldwell in place for his second draft with the Jaguars, he kept things extremely quiet during the draft process. Caldwell took Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick. Bortles was a bright spot throughout the preseason and much of the fan base waits for him to take the reigns. In the second round, the Jaguars took Marqise Lee out of USC. Lee is a dynamic receiver that had been talked about as a top-10 pick before battling some injuries in college.
*2013 Review: *With a new regime, the Jaguars ended the 2013 season with some solid momentum. Jacksonville lost its first eight games of 2013 but turned things around following a Week Nine bye week. The Jaguars won four of their next five after the bye week. It's clear new head coach Gus Bradley was trying to infuse a new culture in Jacksonville and as the year went on that began to take shape.
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.
2014 Pro Bowl Selections: LB-Paul Posluszny.