|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL In a matchup for the highest rank of the AFC South conference as the playoffs swiftly approach, the second place Indianapolis Colts (7-6-0) host first place Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5-0). The Jaguars travel up to the middle of Indiana on December 19th to play the Indianapolis Colts with star quarterback Peyton Manning. The Jacksonville team enters this game as the AFC South division leaders, while the Colts are desperately attempting to keep their playoff dreams from dying.
The Jaguars proved in their matchup with the Oakland Raiders that it is a team can close a game and do it with style. They may utilize the same double headed attack in the Indiana game as they did during the contest with the Raiders. Maurice Jones-Drew ended the game with a winning touchdown run with -- remember this? -- just one and a half minutes on the clock. With performances like that, it's no wonder the Jaguars are favorites at our online sports book!
The Jaguars defense got the best of Colts QB Peyton Manning in the first game of the year, so it is more than likely that Payton has learned a few lessons since his defeat in that game. The Jacksonville team's defensive line is strong against the run but Indianapolis will not put on much of a running game.
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In fact, the Colts offense has little running game at all. Thankfully, the weakness of this Jacksonville Jaguars team is defending against a strong passing game, and as they are giving up an average of 260 yards per game passing, it is conceivable that they might give up 350 yards to the Colts.
Throughout the year, the Indianapolis Colts have been struggling with the loss of Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai. As a result of these losses, the Colts have tallied six losses by Manning and his team mates. Manning does not have much faith at all in the younger receivers, and Austin Collie and Anthony Gonzalez being injured have forced Manning to work with receivers who ordinarily would not even make the practice squad. Send these receivers back to high school junior varsity! Fortunately, due to their strong passing game, if nothing else, the Indianapolis Colts have a slight edge over the Jaguars this week.