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A Quick Look: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts

Intro: The Colts (1-2) will return to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff to close out the first quarter of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2). The Colts have won five in a row against the Jaguars.


INDIANAPOLIS – The AFC South finds all four of its teams sitting at 1-2 through three weeks of the 2015 season.

A pair will meet on Sunday in Indianapolis with the Jacksonville Jaguars taking on the Indianapolis Colts.

The Jaguars are in Year Three of the Gus Bradley era, looking to improve on four and three-win campaigns the past two seasons.

Sitting at 1-2 heading into Week Four, the Jaguars victory came in a Week Two home matchup with the Dolphins. The 23-20 win has been sandwiched around losses to the Panthers (20-9) and Patriots (51-17).

The injury report for Jacksonville will definitely be something to watch this week with several starters missing action.

Second-year quarterback Blake Bortles debuted last season against the Colts and has had his typical struggles you would expect from a young quarterback.

The Jaguars have a couple of young game-breakers in wide receivers Allen Robinson (averaging 22.7 yards per catch) and Allen Hurns (18.0 yards per catch).

Rookie T.J. Yeldon was the team's second round pick back in May and he's been averaging 16 carries per game this season.

The Jaguars offense hasn't been able to maintain consistency through the first three games. The unit also continues to wait for Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas (broken bone in his hand, no timetable fore his return) to get back onto the field.

In Sunday's loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars struggled in all three facets.

They had just one drive start past their own 20-yard line and allowed the Patriots to score on nine of their 10 series (the only drive New England did not score on was a kneel down at the end of their 51-17 victory).

Jacksonville's defense does rank second in the NFL in allowing just 3.3 yards per carry through three games.

The last Colts home loss against an AFC South foe came versus the Jaguars during Week Three of the 2012 season.

*2015 Record: *1-2, tied for 1st in the AFC South                  

*Head Coach: *Gus Bradley, 3rd season as Jaguars head coach and 3rd NFL season as head coach (8-27 overall regular season).

*2015 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 24th (318.0); Rushing, 23rd (92.0); Passing, 21st (226.0). Defense – Overall, 22nd (373.3); Rushing, 13th (90.7); Passing, 26th (282.7).

2015 Leading Passer: Blake Bortles (57-of-106 comp., 698 yards, 53.8 pct., 5 TDs, 3 INTs, 78.3 rating).

*2015 Leading Rusher: *T.J. Yeldon (48 carries, 154 yards, 0 TDs).

2015 Leading Receiver: *Allen Robinson (11 receptions, 250 yards, 2 TDs).2015 Leading Sacker:*  Five players tied for lead with 1.0 sack.

2015 Turnover Breakdown:  Minus 3 (tied for 26th).

2015 NFL Draft Results:  For a second straight season, the Jaguars had the No. 3 overall pick. For the second straight year, the Jaguars took a collegiate player from their home state. Florida hybrid outside linebacker Dante Fowler was the choice but unfortunately his season ended just a few reps into the team's rookie minicamp (torn ACL). In the second round, the Jaguars selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon, who is the team's starter as a rookie.

*2014 Review: *Gus Bradley's second season at the helm of the Jaguars saw the team go from four wins in 2013 to three victories last year. The Jaguars went to No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles in Week Three of the season. Bortles had his ups and downs as a rookie. The 2014 season was also the Jaguars' first season without Maurice Jones-Drew as their starting running back.

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.

2015 Pro Bowl Selections: None.

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