INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts finished the 2020 regular season on Sunday by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-14 in their matchup in week 17 at Lucas Oil Stadium, improving their record to 11-5

Thanks to the Buffalo Bills win earlier in the day against the Miami Dolphins, the Colts knew they had to leave at 4:25 p.m. ET Kickoff, that their matchup against the Jaguars was a win-and-you-in scenario, to stamp her ticket for the postseason head coach Frank Reich’s team just had to run its own business, and that’s exactly what happened in the end, and now the Colts, the No. 7 seeds in the AFC, are traveling to No. To take over 2-seed bills next Saturday in the wild card round

“Big win Obviously (a) excited locker room, 11-win season This is a great accomplishment That ain’t easy to do Get a playoff spot, very excited about it,” Reich said. “You get 11 wins and come Into the playoffs Great opportunity, that’s what we wanted. This was the first step – the first goal and the first step was to be proud of the guys, how they reacted and how we played today “

»PLAYOFF BOUND: Before we get into the ins and outs of the Jaguars game, the most important result is that the Colts are running the postseason under Reich for the second time in three seasons. Indy came into play from outside on Sunday when it came to the AFC playoff picture went He needed a victory over the Jaguars combined with the loss of one of four teams – the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns or Baltimore Ravens for a wild card seat or the Tennessee Titans for the AFC South title – to sneak back in at the last minute.In the end, the Colts got the help they needed with a Dolphins blowout loss to the Bills and then went about their business against the Jaguars, around the no Earning 7 Seeds Victory also gave the Colts their most consistent wins of the season since their 11-victory campaign in 2014. “We just had to lock ourselves in, we just knew we had to do our business,” said DeForest Buckner, who won two sacks on Sunday “Mr. (Jim) Irsay told us earlier this week,” We are 100 percent trying. The result is with God, 100 percent on God, and everything went the way it should. We did our business today. We are in the Playoffs, baby “

»TAYLOR’S MASTERPIECE: After a successful career in Wisconsin, the Colts decided to run Jonathan Taylor back in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, knowing he was capable of taking on games and like one of the top -Backs of playing in football and after an up and down start to his rookie season, Taylor has been absolutely on fire for the past few weeks, a point no more obvious than it was on Sunday when he was not only in the history of Colts, but also had one of the best rushing appearances in NFL history. Taylor had 30 carry for a single-game franchise high of 253 yards and two touchdowns; His 253 yards are the second most tied by a rookie in a single NFL game and the ninth most by any player in a single game in league history Taylor’s 45-yard touchdown run at 3:35 in the fourth quarter sealed the game – and a playoff appearance – for the Colts, and he finished the regular season third in the NFL and first of all newbies with 1169 rushing yards as well as 11 lavish touchdowns that tie Marshall Faulk and Curtis Dickey to the most in a newbie franchise history “It just felt like he was going great and had an idea that we were going to do that, really with the idea make sure – this is such a big game, an important game and he was in beast mode. As we said, he deserved that right, “said Reich of Taylor,” He definitely looked great today “

»WEATHER THE STORM: The Colts showed a somewhat familiar pattern in Sunday’s game – and something they hope can be ironed out when the wild card round matchup begins on Saturday against the Bills Indy had another quick start against the Jaguars, jumped 17-0 at the beginning of the second quarter and increased this lead to 20-0 with 2:41 in the second half. But then the Jaguars get some momentum with their first touchdown of the game into halftime and shorten the lead to 20-7, and then the Colts offensive suddenly couldn’t find much consistency for much of the second half, while the Indy defense seemed to hang at times.The Jaguars shortened the Colts lead at 6 : 32 of the third quarter to 20-14 and actually had several drives down the track where they could have taken the lead, but ultimately Indy found the games they needed in the final period on either side of the ball, and Taylor’s 45-yard touchdown runs up the gut, and Philip Rivers’ two-point conversion pass to TY Hilton who followed eventually brought the game out of reach Sunday’s game was similar to the previous week’s on-road matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with Indy taking a 24-7 lead early in the third quarter, before Pittsburgh at 21 stormed back on unanswered points and handed the Colts a 28 -24 loss. But this time Reich’s crew figured out how to get their job done and shut the jaguars’ door. “At this next level there is no place for some of the inconsistencies we’ve seen, Even in the last two weeks, as you suggest, where we come out and hot in the first half and then the inconsistency of the second half, “Reich said” We know it needs to be addressed and we need to be better on our way to playoff -Play soccer against really good teams”It’s still a 60 minute game and there’s something to be said – you can come out and catch fire and then stumble a little. You don’t want that; you don’t have that before you plan to score every time you do it touch They plan to stop them every time they touch it But there is something to say – like today we got 28 points at the end of the day Am I happy with that? No not really, I was hoping we would score a lot more goals but normally that’s enough to win a ball game We have to keep fighting to be more consistent but overall we have to ask the players and coaches to “

AFTER HAPPEN: The Colts know they need constant pressure on the quarterback if they want to get where they want to go in the postseason Indy took a positive step in that direction on Sunday when they were the best Booked Six Sacks of the Season as Multiple Players Joined the Fun Buckner had his two sacks to make 95 in the season, most of a defensive tackle in a single season in franchise history Darius Leonard had a sack of Kenny Moore II Had a sack Justin Houston and Grover Stewart shared a but perhaps the most promising aspect of Sunday’s rush hour was the defensive ending Kemoko Turay, who suffered a brutal ankle injury at the end of the season in week 5 of the 2019 season, entered the 2020 season with the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List, activated last midseason this year and has played frugally since Against the Jaguars, however, Turay has been a constant nuisance as he logged his first sack of the season along with three quarterback hits on 15 defensive snaps on Efficiently Talking The Colts will surely need that this Saturday against an MVP contestant in Josh Allen who not only has one of the best limbs in the game, but is more than capable of making things happen to his legs

– Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship, who scored two field goals and two extra points on Sunday, overtook Raul Allegre (30) for the most field goals scored by a rookie in franchise history

– Quarterback Philip Rivers’ six meter touchdown pass to TY Hilton gave him sole ownership of fifth place in NFL history in touchdown passes in the first quarter when he officially passed Dan Marino, 420 Rivers also passed Eli Manning (8119) for the sixth most frequent passes in NFL history

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