Match report: Jaguars 24, Colts 0

JACKSONVILLE – The streak continues.

This time, it was done in a spectacular – and one-sided – manner.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was impressive, the Jaguars defense was impressive – and that streak continued Sunday afternoon as the Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts, 24- 0, in front of 58,360 at TIAA Bank Field in the 2022 regular season home game. .

“It was great,” Lawrence said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

The Jaguars (1-1) have won eight straight games at home against the Colts (0-1-1), with Sunday’s win marking Doug Pederson’s first appearance as head coach. Jaguars.

Pederson became the head coach in February, and the Jaguars lost in Week 1 to the Washington Commanders.

“Just so proud of this group, how resilient they are,” Pederson said.

Lawrence completed 25 of 30 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in a season-opening win that moved the Jaguars to 1-0 in the AFC South.

“This is a big deal,” Lawrence said. “It was a team win. We played well, controlled the game. We should be happy, but when we come tomorrow we have to find the ground and be ready to roll.”

Wide receiver Christian Kirk caught six passes for 78 yards and caught both of Lawrence’s touchdowns – a 10-yarder in the first quarter and a five-yarder late in the third. Running back James Robinson rushed for 60 yards on 23 carries, including a 37-yard second-quarter touchdown.

The Jaguars outgained the Colts, 331-218 – and led the division, 308-113, entering the fourth quarter – the Jaguars outscored the final score at that point. The shutout was the first for the Jaguars since a 6-0 win over the Colts in Jacksonville on Dec. 2, 2018.

“They played really well,” Pederson said of the defense. “We know Indy is down with a couple of their pass catchers (wide receivers Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce). My hat goes off to [defensive coordinator] Mike Caldwell: Great defense. . They implemented it a week in practice. You win football games, it’s a week. Then you go out there and execute the plan. Things are starting, I think, to click for the guys.”

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, the 2021 NFL draft pick, rushed for 54 yards on nine carries. He rushed for four yards five times in the first half.

Colts quarterback Matt Ryan completed 16 of 30 passes for 195 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.

“It was huge,” said Jaguars safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who registered one of the Jaguars’ three interceptions. “It’s just the beginning, the ball is in our court now, our job is to keep it that way, that’s our whole mind, it’s just try to stay on top of this and keep going.

Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen registered two sacks, forcing a fumble for the second time in as many games. Defensive backs Adam Gotis, Arden Key and Roy Robertson-Harris also registered sacks for the Jaguars, who finished with five sacks in the game.

The Jaguars forced three plays – an interception by Jenkins in the first quarter, an interception by freshman Devin Lloyd in the fourth quarter and an interception by safety Andre Cisco in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars have three games in two games after registering an NFL-low nine last season.

“This group is determined to win and they want to win,” Pederson said. “They work hard every week. That’s something that I’m really proud of this group and really appreciate what they did – how they made mistakes from last week and let them down in this one.” . week and attack the game plan and attack their work.”

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