As I sit at my desk, wearing my blue jeans and Colts golf shirt, I ponder the possibilities of the weekend and what the Colts will face on Sunday.
The Colts have had their issues during the first two games, and look to turn things around this week. Yes, I know that they won against Minnesota, but I am in hopes that the Colts put 4 solid quarters of football, together.
Jacksonville comes into Indianapolis hungry and winless. The running back tandem of Taylor and Jones-Drew are averaging a paltry 47 yards per game. Jacksonville will game plan around getting the ball in their hands and running over a Colts defense that has had issues with the run, in the past two games. With the absence of Bob Sanders, it could be a big day on the ground for Jacksonville.
That being said, I believe the Colts defense steps up to the plate. I think the D steps up with a couple of big stops David Garrard has thrown 3 INT's to 1 TD, so far this season, and I look to see the the Colts come up with at least one pick. I think that this is the game that Peyton has his first real breakout game of the year. Look for Indy to establish the running game, with Saturday and Clark, back in the lineup.
What does the game mean? Nothing, really. If the Colts lose, they head into the bye week at 1-2 and are able to lick their wounds and come back strong. Jacksonville will still be 1-2 with a not so friendly schedule. If the Colts win, they get the first one in "The Luke" and start working on the first priority of winning the division. If Jacksonville loses, it could mean the season.
My pick for the game:
Colts 28 Jaguars 10