LONDON –First Quarter Recap
It was a packed house of nearly 90,000 fans inside of Wembley Stadium in Week four.
The game started with both teams exchanging punts, after each went three-and-out.
A sluggish start for the Colts continued. Following a dropped pass by Dwayne Allen, rookie right guard Austin Blythe got beat, leading to a hit on Andrew Luck. Jaguars rookie Yannick Ngakoue made the interception after Luck got hit.
With terrific field position, the Jaguars took full advantage of the turnover. T.J. Yeldon's running put the Jaguars at a first-and-goal from the three-yard line. It was Blake Bortles finding Allen Robinson for the three-yard touchdown. The Jags lead was 7-0 with 8:23 left in the first quarter.
The Colts got on the board late in the first quarter when Adam Vinatieri knocked home a 53-yard field goal. The field goal opportunity came courtesy of a couple T.Y. Hilton catches and scrambles from Luck.
A three-and-out by the Indy defense gave the Colts the ball back at the end of the quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, the Jaguars led the Colts 7-3.Second Quarter Recap
The Colts would put together an 11-play drive, aided by a key third-down penalty on Jacksonville. A 50-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri, his 33rd straight made field goal, saved a stalling offense. Jacksonville's lead was 7-6 with 8:53 left in the first half.
Jacksonville responded with a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. A pair of Colts penalties in the secondary thwarted any potential red-zone stop. Blake Bortles' one-yard run gave the Jags a 14-6 lead with 4:09 to go in second quarter.
It was a rough first half for the offensive line of the Colts. A second-down sack of Andrew Luck ended a late-half scoring opportunity for Indianapolis.
Thanks to more penalties on the Indy secondary, Jacksonville would add a few more points. A 22-yard field goal by Jason Myers extended the Jags' lead to two scores at halftime.
At halftime, the Jaguars led the Colts 17-6.Third Quarter Recap
Jacksonville's lead kept on growing early in the third. A 46-yard field goal from Jason Myers concluded the first drive of the second half for the Jags.
It would be a three-and-out to start the third quarter for the Colts. Luck was sacked on a third-and-one, marking the fourth time in the game the Jaguars had sacked No. 12.
On a drive where the Colts recorded two sacks, Jacksonville still got points out of it. The Jaguars' lead would rise to 17 points after Myers connected from 49 yards. The lead was 23-6 with 2:51 left in the third quarter.
The third quarter came to a close with the Colts in Jacksonville territory.
At the end of the third quarter, the Jags led the Colts 23-6.Fourth Quarter Recap
Aided by a 31-yard pass interference penalty, the Colts found the end zone. Frank Gore's dive from a yard out cut the Jacksonville lead to 23-13 with 14:48 remaining. It was a 3:03 touchdown drive for the Colts.
Needing a stop, the Colts got one after one first down from Jacksonville.
The Indy offense kept things building on the visiting sideline. A 12-play drive for the Colts included two massive third-down conversions to T.Y. Hilton, the second of which was a two-yard touchdown. Jacksonville's lead was 23-20 with 7:06 remaining in the game.
Jacksonville showed no signs of trying to milk the clock. It was a quick-strike, four-play, 75-yard drive with three passes finding the end zone. Wide receiver Allen Hurns reversed fields for a 44-yard score with 5:03 left. The lead was now 30-20, in favor of the Jags.
The fans at Wembley Stadium would receive more entertainment. Facing a third-and-10 at their own 36-yard line, the Colts dialed up a long ball. Busted coverage from the Jaguars sprung Jacoby Brissett wide open for a 64-yard touchdown. The Jags' lead was back down to three points (30-27), with 3:03 remaining.
Desperately needing a quick defensive stop, Indy got it. A three-and-out from the Jaguars gave the ball back to the Colts. Jacksonville's lead was 30-27 with 2:31 to go, with the Colts having two timeouts.
The Colts reached Jacksonville's side of the field but faced a fourth-and-one with less than two minutes remaining. A pass intended for Dwayne Allen was knocked away though.
Jacksonville (1-3) would run out just about the rest of the clock, leaving London with a 30-27 win over the Colts (1-3).
The Colts will return home this coming week to face the Chicago Bears (1-2) on Sunday afternoon.
CB-Darius Butler (hamstring)
OG/OT-Denzelle Good (back)
C/G-Jonotthan Harrison (appendectomy)
DT-T.Y. McGill (healthy)
WR-Donte Moncrief (shoulder)
OT-Joe Reitz (back)
WR-'Devin Street (healthy)
Colts Pre-Game Notes
-With Andrew Luck starting, the Colts have won 14 straight divisional games in the AFC South.
-After this week, the Colts will play five straight games after their trip to London, electing to bypass the normal bye week following the game in the United Kingdom.Weather Update
-The feeling of fall is upon the Colts in London, with temperatures in the low 60s.