Matt Ryan Colts

The Indianapolis Colts started their season with a disappointing tie last week against the Houston Texans in a game that they came into as heavy betting favorites. Many thought that was a blip in the radar and were expecting a much better performance this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While Indianapolis came into this game as a favorite, the recent history between the two AFC South rivals certainly was not in the Colts’ favor heading into the game, with the Jaguars winning the last six matchups when facing Indianapolis at home.

Jacksonville also famously beat the Colts in Week 17 last season to keep Indianapolis out of the playoffs, so the Colts had a ton to prove entering Sunday’s game.

To the dismay of Colts fans, Sunday’s game was a disastrous affair for Indianapolis and provided many more questions than answers for a team that many picked to potentially win the AFC South.

Jacksonville’s defense got to Colts quarterback Matt Ryan early and often, as the Colts’ offensive line allowed five sacks.

Ryan was also extremely turnover prone, throwing three interceptions, mostly due to the massive pass rush from the Jaguars defense.

The Colts were down their top-two receivers in Michael Pittman Jr. and rookie Alec Pierce, which hampered them greatly, with the Jaguars turning all of their focus to star running back Jonathan Taylor causing him to struggle to get much going.

Indianapolis was ultimately shut out in the game, with the Jaguars winning in a dominant 24-0 victory. Many people were totally stunned on social media.

This was an extremely demoralizing loss for every Colts fan (including myself), and there are some very real questions regarding the acquisition of Matt Ryan at this point.

Things don’t get any easier for Indianapolis moving forward, as they face off against the Kansas City Chiefs and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes next weekend.

[Jacksonville Jaguars]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.