Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Leonard Fournette to play for first time since Week 4

Leonard Fournette to play for first time since Week 4

But since then, they have beaten the Jaguars, the Bills, and the lowly Raiders. Dead last, to be more specific.

Looking up at Houston, Tennessee and Indianapolis.

These Jaguars were supposed to be different.

And then the new season came.

But as Sunday showed, they aren't different. They have only beaten the absolutely worst teams in the league.

"The busts came up in the Dallas game, and they've just been a recurring theme since then", Gipson said.

"It's utterly unexplainable", defensive tackle Malik Jackson said.

It was a stark contrast from the first half, when the Colts were virtually unstoppable.

Luck took full advantage of mismatches in the first half as the Jaguars struggled to cover Indy's tight ends.

Indianapolis' first-half possessions: Touchdown, punt, touchdown, touchdown, touchdown and kneel down. The defense hasn't played up to the level it did last season when it was considered one of the best, if not the best in the NFL.


The first half was when the Jaguars really lost even though Greene's fumble will be the lasting memory from this debacle.

The 23-year-old Jaguars running back has been limited to just two games this season because of a hamstring injury and last played September 30.

Offensive inconsistencies were to be expected.

Eric Ebron #85 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates his third touchdown of day in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Luck connected with Ebron again on a 12-yard TD pass, giving the tight end a career-high third score with 9:19 left in the first half. We've got to stay together and work ourselves through this. "We know nobody is good enough to beat us, but man oh man, we bust sometimes". "We've just got to put a game together from beginning to end". "But if you bust on defense, they will find you".

And now, Jaguars team legend Tony Boselli has come out firing, claiming that at some points during the game, Jalen Ramsey chose to go completely off script.

2017 saw the Jaguars establish themselves as having the best defense in all of football, and with Leonard Fournette, a superstar to base the offense around. So the Colts took Quenton Nelson with the No. 6-overall pick to play left guard, and selected Braden Smith, who has settled in at right tackle, in the second round. "It [freaking] sucks. I hurt for him". He's missed the next four games and received an extra week of rest due to the bye.

Although Fournette's health will always be somewhat of a concern until he gets a few games under his belt this season, we have to make decisions based off the information we have. "It's a lot of the same guys out there that were a part of that team and that run that we had previous year, too". But they had opportunities late against Philadelphia and Indianapolis. Last season, they didn't allow that much in 14 of their 16 regular-season games. And a wild-card spot? The win also helped keep their playoff chances alive in the AFC South.

"You lose five in a row, and you can win five in a row", defensive end Calais Campbell said. "I mean we really wanted to win out; we wanted to win every game from here on out".

And they don't get more painful than this. And if it doesn't, I'll live with that.

"As cliche as it may sounds, there's only one way to go for this team right now", Gipson said. "I believe it and I challenge anybody who disagrees".

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