The good, bad and everything in-between from the Jaguars’ 30-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Up: Calais Campbell sacking Colts QB Jacoby Brissett in the first quarter to break Tony Brackens’ single-season record of 12 sacks in 1999. He got a nice ovation when the record was acknowledged by showing his picture on scoreboard.
Down: The Cat Signal experiment to pump up the pre-game atmosphere seemed to fizzle. The Jaguars might want to rethink how to get the fans stoked up before kickoff. Fireworks isn’t exactly an original idea.
Up: On third-and-13, with the Colts in a Cover-2 zone and rushing only three, Blake Bortles dropped a perfect pass in the honey hole for a 22-yard completion to Dede Westbrook in the first quarter, which led to a Jaguars field goal.
Down: LB Myles Jack making an unnecessary horse-collar tackle of Colts WR Chester Rogers on a routine third-down stop, which gave Indy a first down and led to an Adam Vinatieri field goal.
Up: After walking into the end zone on a 5-yd TD run, Leonard Fournette celebrated by inviting teammates to gather around him while he used the football to attempt a free throw, aiming toward the goal post as the basket.
Down: The way the running game and Leonard Fournette (20 carries, 57 yards) has taken a significant dip the past three weeks. No doubt, Fournette’s ankle isn’t 100 percent, but it’s likely going to be a short postseason without the franchise back getting back on track.
Up: A fantastic throw by Bortles to Keelan Cole to the right corner of end zone for an 8-yard TD pass. Bortles, after struggling with fade passes in his career, is doing a much better job with that particular throw.
Down: Whether it was Christmas shopping season, last week’s loss at Arizona or lingering NFL apathy, the amount of empty seats for a first-place AFC South team against a division opponent was stunning. The announced attendance of 61,207 is sold tickets, not bodies in seats.
Up: Special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis showing a continued knack for when to call fake punts. When the Jaguars got the look they wanted on their first possession, punter Brad Nortman made an easy throw to wide open James O’Shaugnessy for a 29-yard gain to set up a touchdown.
Up: WR Marqise Lee, who has had issues with dropped passes, made an acrobatic, one-handed catch for 22 yards on a throw over the middle in which he was forced to reach back with his left hand.
Down: Jaguars’ OT Jermey Parnell getting beat by Colts OLB Tarell Basham to sack Bortles, stalling a drive inside the red zone. Bortles fumbled the ball and did a nice job of recovering it in traffic.
Up: The NFL’s best secondary continued its ball-hawking ways as CB Jalen Ramsey and S Tashaun Gipson each had interceptions, pushing the Jaguars’ pick number from defensive backs to 13. The secondary only had three last season.
Up: Rookie WR Keelan Cole making a nice catch on an 8-yard fade route for a TD, then hauling in a 32-yard pass down the left sideline and hanging on as safety Darius Butler delivered a bone-rattling hit.
Up: Bortles exploiting the 7-inch height advantage of TE Marcedes Lewis over Colts S Matthias Farley on a two-point PAT pass that gave the Jaguars a 24-3 lead.
Down: The Jaguars’ secondary appearing confused on the 40-yard TD catch by a wide open T.Y. Hilton. Ramsey released him into zone coverage, but Hilton easily ran by S Barry Church to the end zone.
Up: K Josh Lambo making all of his field goals from 30, 23 and 39 yards, giving him 13-of-14 since the Jaguars acquired him after Week 6.