The Colts enter week 18 with a 9-7 record, and a chance to clinch a playoff berth. They’ll be on the road taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars; a place they haven’t won since 2014.
The keys to winning this week are simple: run the ball, don’t turn the ball over, and play good defense. It sounds like every NFL teams keys to victory, but these are extremely attainable for the Colts this week.
The Jaguars’ defense has given up over 2,000 yards rushing this year. I expect this Colts offensive line to push the Jaguars around and for Jonathan Taylor to make a big MVP push this week.
As bad as the Jaguars’ defense has been the offense has been even worse. The Colts have one of the best defenses in the league. They are tied with the Cowboys in takeaways per game. Playing against a struggling rookie quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, I expect them to come away with a couple of interceptions.
If the Colts lose this game, it’ll be the upset of the week. They’re 14.5-point favorites according to FanDuel.
All signs point to the Colts ending their losing streak in Jacksonville. With a win on Sunday, they’ll have a playoff spot locked up, which is all they need to make a run at a Super Bowl.