Jacksonville Sports Day

Jaguars Stumble and Fumble in 23-17 Loss to Indianapolis Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Missing the first seven games of the season as he recovered from an Achilles injury, Indianapolis’ rookie defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingo has been getting increasingly comfortable since making his NFL debut three weeks ago.

On Sunday, with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a potential game-winning drive late, Odeyingbo’s forced fumble by QB Trevor Lawrence was the difference in Indy’s 23-17 victory.

“I was just rushing the B-gap (and) saw the quarterback step up,” Odeyingbo said. “I was trying to play a level rush and get there, and I saw the ball, so I just tried to make a play. And I was blessed enough to make it.”

Lawrence was 16 of 35 passing for 162 yards. Tight end Dan Arnold caught five passes for a team-leading 67 receiving yards.

Trailing 17-0, Jacksonville wide Jamal Agnew recorded a 66-yard rushing touchdown with one minute remaining in the first quarter, marking the longest rush by a wide receiver in franchise history.

Jaguars’ running back James Robinson carried the ball 12 times for 57 yards and one TD, marking his sixth touchdown of the season which leads the team.

The Jaguars rushed for 179 yards and averaged 7.5 yards per carry, the highest mark since Week 8 of the 2005 season.

Kicker Matthew Wright connected on a career-long 56-yard field goal, marking his second consecutive game with a 50-plus yard field goal.

Jacksonville defense held Indianapolis to 4-of-15 (26.7%) on third down, marking the Colts second-lowest third down conversion percentage of the season. The Jaguars held Colts QB Carson Wentz to 180 passing yards, his second-lowest this season.

In the second half, the Jaguars defense limited the Colts to 90 total yards (82 passing and 8 rushing yards) and held Indianapolis to 1-of-6 (16%) on third down.

The Jaguars (2-7) are home Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

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