Looking Back: After Indy Win Jaguars Alone atop of AFC South

By Mike Bonts, Florida Sports Wire

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-2) cruised past SFC South rival the Indianapolis Colts (3-3), 37-20 Sunday at EverBank Field.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards and two touchdown passes to Christian Kirk and Brenton Strange.

Running back Travis Etienne Jr. had 18 rushing attempts for 55 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Brandon McManus recorded three field goals on three attempts including one for 51 yards. Jamal Agnew’s 53-yard kick return puts his total with the Jaguars to 1,217 yards.

Lawrence moved into fourth place all-time in passing yards in franchise history (9,193), surpassing QB Byron Leftwich (9,042). Tight end Evan Engram had seven catches for 41 yards.

Defensively outside linebacker Josh Allen recorded his seventh sack of the season which is the second-most sacks through Week 6 in franchise history. Linebacker Foye Oluokun’s15 tackles (10 solo), tied him for the most tackles in a single game against the Colts in franchise history.

Allen entered the game tied for second in the NFL in sacks. He surpassed Joel Smeenge (34.0) for third place in franchise history with 34.5 sacks.

With 4:50 left in the first half, safety Andre Cisco notched his third interception of the season. His three interceptions are tied for the team lead with cornerback Darious Williams.

Williams recorded an interception for the third straight game tying the franchise record for consecutive games played with an interception. He tied Rashean Mathis and Brian Williams.

Etienne’s 10 career rushing touchdowns tie for eighth-most in franchise history. He is the only player in franchise history to have double-digit  rushing touchdowns in under 25 games played.

Offensive lineman Tyler Shatley played in his 129th consecutive game Sunday setting a franchise record previously held by Joe Zelenka who appeared in 128 consecutive games from 2001-08.

The Jaguars are 18-27 all-time against Indianapolis. This is the first time since 2017 Jacksonville has gone 2-0 against Indianapolis in the regular season.

Jacksonville will play in their third time zone in three weeks when they take on the New Orleans Saints (3-2) this week on Thursday Night Football.

Thursday’s game will be Jacksonville’s 42nd prime-time game and 16th Thursday night game. Pederson is 14-7 in prime-time games and 7-0 in Thursday night games including last year’s 19-3 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

(SportsDay photo by Nancy DeLander Beecher/Florida Sports Wire)

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