Number Crunching: Colts/Jaguars London Edition

Intro: Our “number crunching” series on Colts.com continues this week with a slew of numbers to watch in the Colts heading to London to take on the Jaguars on Sunday morning.

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LONDON – Curious on some key numbers ahead of the Week Four matchup between the Colts (1-2) and Jaguars (0-3)?

Here are 10 numbers to keep an eye on with the Colts and Jaguars kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday:


1

The ranking for the Colts in red-zone efficiency this season. This preseason struggle has ceased in the regular season. The Colts are 8-of-9 converting drives inside the opponent's 20-yard line into touchdowns. The Colts are perfect in goal-to-go situations this season.


2.8

The average rushing yards per carry for the Jaguars this season. With offseason addition Chris Ivory missing time early in the year, T.J. Yeldon and the ground game has been virtually non-existent for the Jaguars. With the run game not producing, Blake Bortles has thrown six interceptions in three games.


3

The number of AFC South games the Colts will play over the next four weeks. It's that time again to fire up the divisional slate of games. With the news of J.J. Watt going on injured reserve, Houston's chances of seizing control atop the division took a serious hit. After hosting the Bears next Sunday, the Colts will go to Houston and to Tennessee the next two weeks.


4

The number of NFL teams who haven't allowed a passing touchdown in the past two weeks, including the Colts. The Eagles, Seahawks and Texans have also not allowed a passing touchdown in the last two weeks. It's a secondary group for the Colts that has virtually all of its personnel intact, allowing for experimentation with some creativity at both the cornerback and safety positions.


5

The number of time zones away the Colts are playing this weekend. For the first time in team history, the Colts will be playing a game outside of the continental United States. Sunday will be Jacksonville's fourth straight year of playing in London. The Colts elected to not have their bye week after London, meaning the team will play five more games post-London, before their bye in mid-November.


14

The consecutive divisional wins the Colts have with Andrew Luck at quarterback. Luck wasn't in the lineup when the Colts dropped two divisional games last December. The last AFC South loss the Colts have had with Luck at quarterback? Week 15 of the 2012 season. That still has to be on the minds of the other teams within the division.


73

The jersey number for rookie offensive lineman Joe Haeg. The promising rookie is fully back from an offseason ankle injury. Haeg's return to health comes at an important time with the back injuries to Denzelle Good and Joe Reitz. If Reitz/Good does miss this weekend, Haeg will likely be back in the starting lineup for a second straight week, at either right guard or right tackle.


88

The number of rushing yards Frank Gore needs to move up to 9th place on the NFL's all-time list. It's a bunched up list of names right now, but hearing them makes you think of Canton. If Gore has 88 rushing yards on Sunday he will pass Marcus Allen, Edgerrin, James, Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown on the league's all-time rushing list. Currently, Gore has 12,221 career rushing yards


115

The number of rushing yards Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon had last year in their game at Wembley Stadium. In 14 career games at Wembley, it's Frank Gore who is the all-time leading rusher overseas. The Colts run defense was stifling last week against Melvin Gordon, holding the Chargers to just 37 rushing yards on 17 carries.


174

The number of receiving yards for T.Y. Hilton last week against San Diego. Hilton talked the talk last week, and then backed it up on Sunday. With Donte Moncrief's absence, Hilton could very well see first-round pick Jalen Ramsey following him around on Sunday.

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