By Mike Bonts
JACKSONVILLE (Florida Sports Wire) – Christian Kirk caught two touchdown passes as the Jaguars (1-1) got on the winning track Sunday with a convincing 24-0 NFL win over Indianapolis (0-1-1).
Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 25 of 30 passing for 235 yards. James Robinson rushed for 60 yards.
The game was never in doubt. The visitors couldn’t get their offense going.
They were 2 of 8 on third downs. And gained only 54 yards on the ground.
Colts’ QB Matt Ryan was sacked five times, twice by outside linebacker Josh Allen. He threw three interceptions.
Ryan finished 16 of 30 passing for 195 yards.
Offensively Kirk caught his second touchdown of the game from Lawrence in the third quarter. The five-yard reception came on a 92-yard drive.
The Jaguars increased their lead in the second quarter on Robinson’s 37-yard run up the middle, to make it 14-0 Riley Patterson kicked a 52-yard field goal. Lawrence was 14 of 17 passing for 137 yards at the half.
The Colts took the opening kickoff. But after a making two first downs on pass plays, saw their drive stall when Ryan’s pass was picked off by Rayshawn Jenkins inside the Jaguars 30.
The Jaguars took over at their own 32. Lawrence eventually connected on an eight-yard pass to Zay Jones and a first down at the Indy 39. Four plays later Lawrence threw a 10-yard TD pass to Kirk.
Robinson ran for 54 yards on 10 carries in the first half.