Nick Foles‘ return didn't quite go as hoped for the Jacksonville Jaguars, as they were bested by the Indianapolis Colts, 33-13, in Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season.
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The Colts won this game on the legs of their running backs. That much was clear from watching it, as the tandem of Marlon Mack and Jonathan Williams went absolutely wild. Both backs broke multiple tackles and picked up a ton of yards after contract, as they both went over 100 yards on fewer than 15 carries each.
It was back to the steady play of Jacoby Brissett this week after last week's Brian Hoyer disaster. Brissett didn't do anything overly special, but he was safe with the ball and didn't really throw any dangerous passes. Even his interception was a fantastic throw that bounced off the hands of his receiver and into the hands of the defender.
Justin Houston was easily the most active front-seven player for the Colts, as he just roasted Cam Robinson over and over again to get pressure on Nick Foles. Houston had only one sack, but he had multiple other hits and hurries and generally wreaked havoc on the Jaguars' passing game.
The Jags tested cornerback Rock Ya-Sin often, but the rookie was up to the task before he had to leave due to injury. He gave up some catches but was always in a place to make a tackle and limit any potential yardage after the catch. He also grabbed his first career interception in the contest, capping off a solid all-around day.
It wasn't the return that Jaguars fans would've hoped for Nick Foles. He had moments, but for big stretches in this game, he struggled to put many good throws together. Foles had multiple turnover-worthy plays and didn't make up for it with any big-time throws.
Foles struggled for sure, but he didn't get much help from his offensive line. Too often, Foles was forced to abandon his reads downfield and try to escape pressure in the pocket because the blocking failed him. His left tackle Cam Robinson really struggled and was benched late in the game because of it.
No defender on the Jags was as disruptive as Yannick Ngakoue. He had a couple of hits and hurries, but his biggest play came on a huge strip-sack when he blew by the left tackle and knocked the ball out before the quarterback could throw it. Unfortunately, his teammates could not recover it.
This was a rough game for linebacker Myles Jack. He often looked lost in the run game, jumping in wrong directions or leaving his gap for seemingly no reason. He also had issues keeping up with the tight ends and running backs he had to cover, giving up multiple catches for first downs.