It wasn’t easy, but the Indianapolis Colts have climbed out of the 0-3 hole they started the year in and have got themselves to a 5-5 record. They barely escaped their division rival’s attempted comeback after making it look like they were going to coast to a victory in the first quarter.
The offense started the game looking like they were going to be unstoppable but then they turned putrid for the final three quarters of the game. The defense played a major factor in getting the victory. They shut down the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense for the majority of the day and forced a turnover to help seal the game for Indianapolis.
The special teams should be getting a lot of praise from Frank Reich. The unit was spot on today and the blocked punt that resulted in a touchdown really made a difference in the end. This was a defensive battle that didn’t offer a lot of explosive plays for three straight quarters.
Ugly wins count in the NFL and the Colts will take it. Here are my top five takeaways from the matchup: