INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 6: Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts looks on along with head coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Falcons defeated the Colts 31-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The Indianapolis Colts are looking to avoid 0-10. Can they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars this week to make the Andrew Luck race more interesting?
Is this the week the Indianapolis Colts finally win their first game of the season? They are at home where the reality of being 0-10 by 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon might be just enough to scare them straight for a week. They host the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team with just two wins, including a stunner over the Ravens in October.
The experts mostly see the Colts dropping their tenth straight game this week. Mike Tanier at the New York Timespicks the Jaguars, noting some historical significance.
The Colts and the Jaguars have met 20 times. Peyton Manning was the Colts quarterback for 19 of those meetings. The only other quarterback to start a game for the Colts against the Jaguars was Craig Erickson in 1995: he threw just 16 passes, but two of them were touchdowns in a 41-31 victory. No word yet on whether the Colts have contacted Erickson for Sunday.