33 SACKS ARE MOST SINCE 2007
The Jaguars increased their season sacks total to 33 with five today against the Colts. The 33 sacks are the most in a season for the club since 2007 (37). The Jaguars have at least three sacks in seven of 11 games.
JAGUARS TURN UP THE HEAT IN THE FIRST HALF
The Jaguars registered five sacks in the first half including four in the first quarter. The Jaguars had a sack on each of the Colts first three possessions and finished the half with four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries while limiting the Colts to six points and 148 total yards. Defensive end Chris Clemons had three sacks of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck while rookie defensive end Chris Smith and defensive end Ryan Davis also had sacks.
Clemons had a sack/forced fumble of Luck on the opening possession of the game and the ball was recovered by rookie linebacker Telvin Smith. On the ensuing possession, Clemons sacked Luck for a nine-yard loss. Chris Smith had a sack/forced fumble of Luck and the ball was recovered by Sen'Derrick Marks. Veteran defensive tackle Red Bryant forced a fumble of Colts running back Dan Herron to open the second quarter and Telvin Smith recovered for the Jaguars. On the next Colts possession, Luck recovered his own fumble after being sacked by Davis.
THREE-SACK GAME FOR CLEMONS
11th-year defensive end Chris Clemons had a season-high three sacks against the Colts, increasing his career sacks total to 65.0. It marked his 10th career multi-sack game and first since Dec. 16, 2012 at Buffalo. He leads the Jaguars with seven sacks through 11 games, his highest total since 2012 (11.5).
DAVIS ADDS TO CAREER-HIGH SACKS TOTAL
Ryan Davis entered the 2014 season with only one career sack but ranks second on the club with 5.5 sacks through 11 games. Davis recorded a sack/forced fumble of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the second quarter. Davis has 3.5 of his 5.5 sacks in the last four games and has recorded a forced fumble in two of the last three games.
LEWIS BACK IN THE LINEUP
Tight end Marcedes Lewis returned to action today after spending the last eight games on injured reserve. Lewis suffered a high ankle sprain in week two at Washington and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. Today was his first regular season game with quarterback Blake Bortles and he finished with one reception.
TELVIN SMITH TAKES ADVANTAGE OF INCREASED ROLE
Rookie linebacker Telvin Smith was inserted into the starting lineup on Sunday and responded with a team-high 12 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Smith added two tackles for loss and one special teams tackle.
COLVIN MAKES NFL DEBUT
2014 fourth-round pick Aaron Colvin made his NFL debut on Sunday and finished with one solo tackle. Colvin suffered an ACL injury at a Senior Bowl practice in January and began the season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.
ROBINSON LEADS PASSING GAME
Running back Denard Robinson finished with a career-high four receptions for 47 yards including a career-long 19-yard catch. Robinson added 25 yards on 14 carries. He leads the club through 11 games with 508 yards on 114 carries.
- The Jaguars defense held the Colts to one touchdown on five trips inside the red zone.
- The Colts fumbled the ball six times, tied for the most by a Jaguars opponent in franchise history (Dec. 11, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay).
- Rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee led the team with 52 yards on three receptions (17.3 avg.) including a career-long 37-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
- Defensive end Red Bryant posted his second career forced fumble with his last coming in 2010.
- Bryan Anger finished with a 49.4-yard gross average, 42.6-yard net, on seven punts with three downed inside the 20.
- CornerbackDwayne Gratzwas credited with a forced fumble of Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in the first quarter.
- Running back Toby Gerhart had a season-long 23-yard rush.
- The Jaguars have had at least one turnover in all 11 games.
- The Jaguars entered the game as the only team in the NFL to score a touchdown on every goal-to-go drive through 10 games (8 total drives). The Jaguars failed to score on their only goal-to-go opportunity which came in the fourth quarter.
- Through 11 games, the Jaguars have not allowed a touchdown on their opponents first offensive possession. The Jaguars have allowed two field goals on their opponents first possession through 11 games.
- Today's game marked the first indoor regular season game for quarterback Blake Bortles. Bortles finished 15 of 27 passing for 146 yards, his fewest passing attempts in eight career starts.