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Jacksonville at Indianapolis
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indianapolis Colts have hit a bit of a rough patch on their way to an AFC South title and will try to avoid a three-game slide when they host the division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The Colts fell one game behind the Houston Texans in the division with last week's loss to the lowly Miami Dolphins but expect to get quarterback Jacoby Brissett back from a sprained MCL against the Jaguars.

Brissett was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and will be back under center barring a setback, but the team still felt it should have won last week despite backup quarterback Brian Hoyer's three interceptions. “You can’t explain it," tight end Eric Ebron told reporters after the 16-12 Miami loss. "You have to beat the teams you are supposed to beat, and you have to beat the teams that people say you can beat. At least, that's how you stay relevant in this league. We didn't beat a team that we were supposed to beat." The Jaguars are getting a quarterback back from injury as well with Nick Foles (collarbone) expected to make his return on Sunday after sitting out the last eight games. "To be back in a situation where we have an opportunity to make a run, that's all we can ever ask," Foles told reporters. "I'm grateful and happy to be back with those guys."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Colts -3. O/U: 43.5

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (4-5): Jacksonville comes off its bye week in last place in the AFC South but with plenty of opportunity to turn things around with Foles back and two games against Indianapolis and another against Tennessee down the stretch. "I look at every (game as "must win)" - for me, you go into it like that," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told reporters. "I try to address it to the team as, 'You've got to ignore all the stuff on the outside because this league is crazy; you never know what's going to happen.' You only have 16 opportunities. You go in there and give everything you can for each one." Foles will have a mostly healthy roster to work with as wide receiver Dede Westbrook (neck), cornerback D.J. Hayden (neck) and linebacker Quincy Williams (hamstring) all returned to practice after sitting out the 26-3 loss to Houston prior to the bye.

ABOUT THE COLTS (5-4): Veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri missed a chance at a game-winning field goal in a 26-24 loss at Pittsburgh in Week 9 and missed a key extra point attempt against Miami, prompting the team to bring in kickers for tryouts this week. "As far as Adam is concerned, Adam is our kicker," Indianapolis coach Frank Reich told reporters. "He's not just our kicker, he's a leader on our team, he's a captain, his presence is important. We feel we need him going forward and have the utmost confidence in him." The Colts decided to stick with Vinatieri, who is 14-of-19 on field goals and 14-of-20 on extra-point attempts this season.


1. Colts WRs Parris Campbell (hand) and T.Y Hilton (calf) and TE Jack Doyle (shoulder) are all questionable.

2. Jaguars OLs Bandon Linder (shoulder) and Cam Robinson (knee) both found their way onto the injury report this week and are questionable.

3. Jacksonville took three of the last four in the series, with the lone loss coming at Indianapolis 29-26 last season.

PREDICTION: Colts 24, Jaguars 17
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf OT Div Conf
Jacksonville 4-5 L1 19.6 21.0 2-3 2-2 3-4 0-0 - - 4-3
Indianapolis 5-4 L2 21.6 21.4 3-2 2-2 2-2 0-0 - - 4-4
Last Meeting
Jacksonville Indianapolis
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
12/2/18 IND 0 JAC 6 211 79 132 265 41 224
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Jacksonville C. Kessler 75.0 150 0 0
Indianapolis A. Luck 63.5 248 0 1
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Jacksonville C. Hyde 13 36 2.8 0
Indianapolis M. Mack 8 27 3.4 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Jacksonville T. Yeldon 7 49 7.0 0
Indianapolis E. Ebron 10 81 8.1 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Jacksonville K. Acker 0
Indianapolis M. Adams 0
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Jacksonville G. Minshew II 61.2 2285 13 4
Indianapolis J. Brissett 64.8 1649 14 3
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Jacksonville L. Fournette 174 831 4.8 1
Indianapolis M. Mack 178 753 4.2 3
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Jacksonville D. Chark Jr. 43 692 16.1 6
Indianapolis T. Hilton 32 360 11.2 5
Touchdowns Player TD
Jacksonville D. Chark Jr. 6
Indianapolis T. Hilton 5