INDIANAPOLIS–First Quarter Recap
The Jaguars won the toss and deferred to the second half.
The Colts got on the board early with Adam Vinatieri connecting from 48 yards out. After a Monday night game where Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener combined for just two targets, the tight end duo had four targets on this opening drive. Andrew Luck was four-of-seven for 40 yards on the series. The Colts led 3-0 with 9:37 to go in the first quarter.
Behind a pair nice run stops to start the drive, the Colts defense started Sunday afternoon with a three-and-out. On third-down, the Colts brought some pressure to force an early three-and-out.
Indianapolis' offense would pick up right where they left off in moving the ball efficiently. Ahmad Bradshaw finished off the drive with a six-yard touchdown catch on a third-and-five. On the drive, Andrew Luck was six-of-six for 37 yards. The highlight of the drive came from Trent Richardson finding a cutback lane and scampering 27 yards for his longest rush as a Colt. The Colts led 10-0 with 1:50 to go in the first quarter.
It was another quick drive for the Jaguars offense. After Denard Robinson gained seven yards on first down, the Colts pass defense forced a pair of incompletions.
At the end of the first quarter, the Colts led 10-0.Second Quarter Recap
The tight ends continue to get the bulk of the attention from Andrew Luck. A one-yard touchdown catch from Dwayne Allen capped off a seven-play, 76-yard drive. At this time, Luck has completed 11 straight passes. He is 15-of-18 with seven different receivers and nine of those 18 targets going to the three Colts tight ends. With 12:28 to go in the second quarter, the Colts lead the Jaguars 17-0.
Thanks to sacks from D'Qwell Jackson and Erik Walden, the Colts defense forced their third straight three-and-out.
Luck's completion streak would end at 13 as Coby Fleener dropped a potential touchdown. Adam Vinatieri would notch a 40-yard field goal to push the Colts lead to 20-0 with 9:08 to go in the second quarter.
Jacksonville got their initial first down of the game on its fourth offensive series. The success wouldn't last as the Colts got another sack of Henne and the Jaguars had to eventually punt.
The Colts offense wouldn't let off the gas pedal. A 39-yard completion to T.Y. Hilton ignited the early part of the drive. The series stalled inside the Jaguars 10-yard line though and Adam Vinatieri would kick his third field goal of the afternoon, this one from 25 yard outs to make the score 23-0 with 1:10 to go in the second quarter.
And of course it wasn't a game in Jacksonville without Darius Butler finding a turnover. D'Qwell Jackson stripped Mike Brown and Darius Butler fell on the loose ball.
With the first half clock ticking down, the Colts showed no panic in another scoring drive. Andrew Luck found Coby Fleener for a seven-yard touchdown to make the score 30-0 with 28 second lefts in the second quarter.
At halftime, the Colts led the Jaguars 30-0.Third Quarter Recap
To start the third quarter, the Jaguars went with No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles at quarterback. For the first time all day, the Jaguars crossed midfield but could not turn this drive into points.
The Colts offense finally slowed down on their initial drive of the third quarter. The first punt of the afternoon for the Colts came at the 8:25 mark of third quarter.
Compared to the first half, it was another promising drive for the Jaguars offense. This one ended with some points as kicker Josh Scobee connected from 41 yards. With 5:13 left in the third quarter, the Colts led the Jaguars 30-3.
With Indianapolis still playing its first team offense, the Colts put together another productive drive from a yardage standpoint. However, the Colts could not convert a fourth-and-one inside the Jaguars 10-yard line.
At the end of the third quarter, the Colts led the Jaguars 30-3.Fourth Quarter Recap
Bortles debut hit a rut when a deep pass intended for rookie Allen Robinson was picked off by Vontae Davis. Just like Greg Toler last week, the pick from Davis was a tremendous individual effort. The Colts took over with 13:35 to go, leading 30-3.
The Colts offense would continue to move the ball at will with rookie Donte Moncrief getting involved. Moncreif's 22-yard reception set the Colts up inside the Jaguars five-yard line. At this point, Monciref had four catches for 55 yards. Hakeem Nicks finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown catch. The Colts led 37-3 with 8:53 to go in the fourth quarter.
Bortles would toss his first NFL touchdown on the next series with undrafted rookie Allen Hurns scoring on a 63-yard reception thanks to a tremendous individual effort. Colts led 37-10 with 6:51 to play following the Hurns score.
Following a Colts punt, it was time for the Indianapolis defense to put the finishing touches on the first win of 2014. Greg Toler picked off Bortles and returned the pick 47 yards for the touchdown to make the score 44-10 with 2:58 to play.
With less than 30 seconds remaining, the Jaguars scored one final touchdown. Bortles found Cecil Shorts for a 10-yard touchdown.
The final score was 44-17 in favor of the Colts.
In-Game Injury Updates
Right guard Hugh Thornton (Jonotthan Harrison enters the game at right guard before Thornton checks back in a few plays later)
Wide Receiver T.Y. Hilton ruled OUT with an ankle injury.
Outside linebacker Andy Studebaker ruled OUT with a hamstring injury.Colts Inactives
97-Art JonesColts Pre-Game Notes
-Last year, the Colts went undefeated (6-0) against the AFC South for just the third time in franchise history.Weather Update
-Looks like it's going to be a pretty nice afternoon in Jacksonville. Temperatures are hovering around 80 degrees with sunny skies and a slight chance of storms.