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NFL Week 10 Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 17

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After giving up just six points to the Buffalo Bills in Week 9, the Jacksonville Jaguars fell back to earth against the Indianapolis Colts, trailing by double digits eight minutes into the game.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars made a valiant comeback and had the opportunity to finish off a game-winning drive, but Dayo Odeyingbo strip-sacked the rookie with less than one minute remaining to seal a 23-17 victory for the Colts.

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Indianapolis Colts


Carson Wentz looked impressive early but failed to sustain that rhythm. He completed just two passes beyond 10 yards en route to a lowly 5.7-yard average depth of target. Wentz threw efficiently from a clean pocket but struggled otherwise, as he completed only 3-of-12 passes for 27 yards when pressured.

Wentz finished with 180 passing yards on 36 dropbacks to complement a 78.1 passer rating.

Carson Wentz by Passing Depth

Target Depth Comp. % Yds YPA Passer Rating
9 yards or less 87% 135 5.9 91.1
10-19 yards 14.3% 18 2.6 39.6
20+ yards 100% 27 27.0 118.8
Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor dominated from the get-go, carrying the ball for 34 yards on the opening snap of the game. His 93 first-quarter yards already matched his season average. As the game went on, however, Taylor struggled to find running lanes, as almost 20% of his attempts went for a loss or no gain. He also caught six passes for just 10 yards as a receiver.

Jonathan Taylor | First Quarter vs. Final Three Quarters

1st Quarter Final 3 quarters
10 Attempts 11
93 Yds 23
2 Explosive Runs 0
10% Stuff Rate 27.3%
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Michael Pittman Jr. is starting to establish himself as a true No. 1 receiver for the Colts, finishing with five receptions for a team-high 71 yards. Three of his catches went for at least 15 yards, including a 27-yard, toe-tapping grab along the sideline.

Outside of Pittman, tight end Jack Doyle was the only other receiver to go for over 30 receiving yards. T.Y. Hilton returned to the lineup but caught only one of five targets for five yards.

Offensive Line

One of the best offensive lines in the NFL had an off day in pass protection, as the unit gave up 12 pressures and combined for eight total losses. Quenton Nelson, Eric Fisher and Ryan Kelly each allowed pressure on at least 8% of pass-blocking snaps.

Braden Smith fared significantly better on run-blocking snaps and was the only member of the offensive line to grade out above 65.0 on first review.

Defensive Line

The Colts' defensive line combined to create 22 pressures, led by rookie Kwity Paye with eight. Paye brought down a scrambling Lawrence for the first sack of his young career. He finished with a team-high 21.2% win rate and earned the highest pass-rush grade on the team on first review.

Dayo Odeyingbo played just eight pass-rush snaps but made the game-saving play, strip-sacking Lawrence on the Jaguars' final drive to seal the win.

Player Pass-Rush Snaps Sacks Pressures Win Rate
DeForest Buckner 34 0.5 6 17.1%
Kwity Paye 32 1 8 21.2%
Taylor Stallworth 26 1 3 7.1%
Al-Quadin Muhammad 23 0 2 11.5%
Dayo Odeyingbo 8 0.5 1 12.5%

Darius Leonard was surprisingly quiet in this game, as the All-Pro linebacker generated just two defensive stops and one tackle for loss. He allowed one reception on three targets and finished with a modest 63.3 defensive grade on first review.

Zaire Franklin provided support on special teams, blocking a punt in the first quarter for fellow linebacker E.J. Speed to scoop-and-score to put the Colts up double digits early.


Kenny Moore II dominated in the slot, allowing three receptions on eight targets for 10 yards and one first down. He earned an elite coverage grade after forcing three forced incompletions and two defensive stops.

George Odum and T.J. Carrie were the only members of the secondary to allow over 40 yards in coverage. Both defensive backs gave up two first downs and allowed a passer rating over 90.0 when targeted.

Jacksonville Jaguars


Trevor Lawrence struggled in the first half, completing just three passes for 36 yards to start the game. He started to string together some scoring drives in the second half to finish with 162 passing yards. Lawrence was pressured on nearly half of his dropbacks and made two turnover-worthy plays when under duress.

He had recorded the lowest completion percentage on third downs heading into Week 10 and continued that trend, completing 38.5% of his attempts for 67 yards and four first downs.

Trevor Lawrence by Half

1st Half 2nd Half
21.4% Comp. % 61.9%
2.6 YPA 6.0
14.1 aDOT 7.2
39.6 Passer Rating 78.7
32 Rushing Yards 1
Running Backs

James Robinson returned to action after being inactive last week but received little to no room to operate on the ground. The second-year running back made the most of his opportunities, carrying the ball 12 times for 57 yards and a score from one-yard out. Robinson was able to break three tackles and gain at least 10 yards on three attempts.

He also proved to be useful as a receiver, catching four passes for 27 yards and one first down.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

The Jaguars' receivers had a difficult time handling passes against the Colts, as the three starters each dropped a pass. No receiver eclipsed more than 70 receiving yards in the game. Dan Arnold led the team with 67 receiving yards, followed by Marvin Jones Jr. with 35.

Jamal Agnew made the play of the day for the group, taking a jet sweep and going untouched for a 66-yard touchdown. Agnew was unable to haul in any of his five targets but finished with a team-high 79 rushing yards.

Offensive Line

The Jaguars' offensive line conceded 15 pressures, with all five offensive linemen allowing multiple pressures in the game. Cam Robinson gave up four pressures and one sack on 42 pass-blocking snaps. Robinson played better in the run game, recording more positively graded run-blocking plays than negative ones. Robinson earned an 89.2 overall grade, pending review, and will likely be one of the highest-graded offensive linemen in Week 10.

Player Pass-Blocking Snaps Sacks Allowed Beaten by Defender Pressure Rate
Ben Bartch 42 0 1 4.8%
Jawaan Taylor 42 0 2 4.8%
Cam Robinson 42 1 0 9.5%
Tyler Shatley 42 0 1 7.1%
Andrew Norwell 42 1 0 9.5%
Defensive Line

Josh Allen wasn’t able to sack Wentz but has created pressure at an elite rate, notching at least five pressures in five consecutive games. Some of his production was gifted to him, as four of his eight pressures were cleanups, but Allen still won on eight of his 31 pass-rush snaps.

Roy Robertson-Harris finished with five pressures while also beating his defender twice to earn the highest pass-rush grade on the team (91.0) on first review.

Player Pass-Rush Snaps QB Hits Pressures Win Rate
Josh Allen 31 4 8 25.8%
Dawuane Smoot 23 0 0 8.7%
Roy Robertson-Harris 21 0 5 33.3%
Malcolm Brown 18 0 1 11.1%
Taven Bryan 16 2 2 12.5%
Adam Gotsis 13 1 2 23.1%

Myles Jack and Damien Wilson had a difficult time handling Taylor out of the backfield, as both linebackers made more negatively graded plays against the run than positive ones. This was the main reason for both grading below 62.0 upon first review. Both linebackers allowed at least one reception in coverage, but none of them went for a first down.


Outside of the opening two possessions, the Jaguars' secondary made it difficult for the Colts to move the ball through the air. Every member of the secondary allowed a first down, but none conceded over 50 yards in coverage. The unit combined for four defensive stops, and Tyson Campbell and Shaquill Griffin each forced an incompletion.

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