Jags Make It Three In A Row At The Bank
The Jacksonville Jaguars dominated the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 30-10. Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville offense with over 300 passing yards and 2 TDs in the air. BB5 performance helped to overcome a sluggish Jaguars running game in which the Colts out-rushed the Jags 141-96 yards. However, like most of the Jags wins this season, the Defense put together an elite performance.
Calais Campbell's first quarter sack earned him the Jaguars franchise single season sack record. Jalen Ramsey's (the King of Duval) interception to close out the second half stifled a drive where the Colts could have scored some quick points. Tashuan Gipson earned a second half interception that also stifled another Colts drive in Jaguars' territory. The Defense had problems with the Colts running game and some middle of the field passes, showing that Telvin Smith's absence might be a problem if it is a long term deal.
Regardless, let's make this clear: Your Jacksonville Jaguars have won eight games this season. Yesterday's win guaranteed that the Jaguars will not have a losing season for the first time since 2010. Think about this: Did any of us truly believe this team would even win 6 games this year after a shaky preseason? (If you answered this question yes, I don't believe you and come find me in Section 124 at the bank if you disagree).
Although Tennessee's win over Houston assured them of their continued first place lead in the AFC South; the Jags hold the first wildcard spot and have a two game lead over the Chargers and the Bills who are fighting for a wild card spot. As fans of this team, take some time and soak it in. Sure playoff seeding matters so the Jags can host a home playoff game for the first time in over a decade, but the Jaguars are playing meaningful football in December.
This great fanbase, which had to go through not only the dark years of Gene Smith's negligent handling of the Jaguars' roster, but also the four years of the flaming wreckage of the Gus Bus, is watching a Jaguars team having a magical season. This team goes out week to week and grinds with the mission of proving they are the best, and at the same time proving the national media that the Jaguars are no longer the punchline to the every worn out NFL joke.
If you're not coming next Sunday to the Bank, you need to find a way. The game against Seattle is huge because not only will the Jags play an elite QB, but Tennessee's below average passing defense is facing Arizona's Hall of fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald. If the Jags can beat Seattle, and Tennessee loses, the remaining schedule for the Jags puts them on a glide path for a division win and a New Years Eve showdown with the Titans. I'll see you Sunday , Go Jags, and most importantly....DUUUUUVVVALLLLLLL!!!!