Colts Gameday Newsletter 7 Dec 3rd Indianapolis_digital - Page 62

while Ngakoue’s 10.0 sacks rank in a tie for sixth. This week, the Jaguars face a Colts team that they shut out 27-0 in Week 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium, a game in which the Jaguars sacked Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett 10 times. The Colts rank 27th in the NFL in total offense, including 24th in the running game and 26th in passing. In addition, the Colts have allowed 47 quarterback sacks, the most in the NFL in 2017. THE OFFENSE After struggling to gain only 70 yards in the fi rst half against Arizona and giving the ball away three times, the Jaguars offense continues to look for consistency down the stretch. Quarterback Blake Bortles led the ground game last week in Arizona, rushing six times AP Images for 62 yards and two touchdowns. They came at a time when the Jaguars were searching for answers on the ground; Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory combined on 16 carries for 29 yards in the game. In the passing game, Bortles threw for 160 yards on 19-of-33 passing and threw a key interception when the game was tied 24-24 in the fourth quarter. Inconsistency in the starting offensive line group over the last month could be partly to blame. Injuries or illness have caused the Jaguars to employ four different starting lineup combinations over the last fi ve games. Center Brandon Linder missed three games with an illness then returned to play right guard while Tyler Shatley remained at center. Left guard Patrick Omameh has battled a quadriceps injury the last two weeks with AP IMAGES