NFL Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 10 Online, Sunday 11 November 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, Time 01:00 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Colts begin a 3-game stretch of home games that will determine how this season finishes out for them. Can they keep their momentum going and challenge for the division title? Or will they give the Jaguars a much needed win and let them get back into the playoff hunt? This game is a must win for both teams, and this is the place to find all your game-related updates!
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts will head into their upcoming game this Sunday viewing it as a “must-win,” and a lot of the nation’s experts feel the same way. A lot of the nation’s football experts also believe it will be a close one, too, as both teams will be coming off their bye weeks healthier than before.
The Colts’ season may have started off a little rocky as Andrew Luck knocked off some understandable rust following his long hiatus from football, but Captain Luck has led his troops to two consecutive wins heading into last week’s bye.
Sure, the wins may have been against the Bills and Raiders, but three out of the Colts’ five losses have been within one possession, so it’s not like they’ve been getting embarrassed by 30+ points against the Cowboys or anything. While Luck ranks third in the NFL with 42.9 pass attempts per game, he is 29th in yards per attempt (6.2), so rookie head coach Frank Reich’s up-tempo West Coast offense has helped contribute to keeping Luck healthy and clean in the pocket. The real story surrounding the Colts offense has been the dominant play of their offensive line, which hasn’t allowed a sack in 15 quarters and is allowing one sack every 35 drop backs this year.
To put this into perspective, Luck was sacked once every 14 drop backs the last time he played in 2016. The Jaguars defense may be middle of the pack in sacks, but they’ve been applying an incredible amount of pressure with their defensive line this year, so this battle up front should be a phenomenal one this week for anyone who admires trench warfare.
To make matters worse for the Jaguars, the Colts also have their running game rolling since Marlon Mack has returned from injury, and Mack became the first Colts runner with back-to-back 100 yard rushing games since Joseph Addai in 2007. In addition to Mack, rookie running back/wide receiver hybrid Nyheim Hines has been devastating out of the backfield and adds another underneath dimension for the Jaguars linebackers to account for. The Jaguars defense currently ranks second in passing yards allowed per game and points allowed per game, so expect the Colts to go to the well in their running game early and often to not challenge the Jaguars through the air more than they have to — A.J. Bouye or not.
Defensively, the Colts have been fairly mediocre against the run (averaging 109 yards allowed per game), so this is a good opportunity for the Jaguars to get back to their smash mouth offensive identity. The Colts are a bottom ten pass defense statistically, and as inconsistent and unreliable as the Jaguars receivers have been lately, expect them to get some good chances against below average cornerbacks if Nathaniel Hackett can get the play action game up and running. The one player the Jaguars will need to pay attention to on every snap will be impressive rookie linebacker Darius Leonard. Leonard leads the NFL with 88 tackles and has been a one-man wrecking crew with four sacks and three crucial forced fumbles this season.
The biggest storyline for the Jaguars this week is the return of Leonard Fournette to help catalyze what has been an inept offense over the second quarter of the season. Some fans are looking for Fournette to be a magical elixir that totally fixes the offense, but reality is that simply won’t be the case. Having Fournette available, however, should positively influence play calling and bring back the balance that has escaped Nathaniel Hackett in the second quarter of the season. Getting back to their offensive identity should force the Colts to pack the box and open up some looks for Blake Bortles to work off of play action.
The other big storyline this week is the Donte Moncrief revenge tour. Moncrief has been fairly disappointing this season, but there’s just something against playing a former team that causes players to dial it up a notch. There is no doubt that Moncrief will be playing to prove that the Colts made a mistake in letting him go in free agency, but Moncrief should really be playing to prove that he deserves the healthy one-year deal the Jaguars gave him that he hasn’t lived up to. The Colts don’t have a premier lock down cornerback, so if Moncrief can’t get it going this week, when will he?
On the other side of the football, the major storyline is how this defense adjusts to life without Dante Fowler Jr., who was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a couple of draft picks before the deadline. Early speculation is that 2017 third round pick Dawuane Smoot will be active for the first time this season, but does that mean he gets the replacement snaps for Fowler? Does Taven Bryan see more time? Will Bryan slide inside to three-technique for some snaps now that that they are down one speed rusher? Keep an eye on the rotation this week and see how they adapt for the final eight games, as this will give a good indication of how they’ll attack the defensive line decisions come this offseason.
If the Jaguars offense can’t put up points early or the defense doesn’t get an opportune turnover in the first quarter, it’s likely this ends up a one score game. As we know, Jacksonville hasn’t been able to win the mental war of attrition that comes in playing close games this year. The longer the game goes on as a one-possession battle, the less likely the Jaguars come out on top. This game has the feeling of a three-point contest one way or another, and with the Colts having home field advantage, I’ll give the nod to them.