The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the surprises of this year's AFC. How likely is it that the Jacksonville Jaguars could surprise them on a short week?
Indianapolis (5-3) has seen its No. 1 overall pick live up to the hype. Quarterback Andrew Luck, considered a can't-miss prospect coming out of Stanford, has played with a veteran's poise. The team has also enjoyed stellar performances from veterans like Dwight Freeney and other, less-heralded newcomers such as running back Vick Ballard.
Jacksonville (1-7) hasn't won a game since facing the Colts in its own building in Week 3. The Jaguars' best player, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, went down recently, and though backup Rashad Jennings has filled in admirably, the woeful Jags clearly miss their favorite weapon. The defense is young and unfinished, and first-year head coach Mike Mularkey enters the second half of 2012 with far more questions than answers.
Check out our preview of this week's Thursday night game, Colts at Jaguars. Enjoy our takes on the game and leave your own below in the comments. As always, thanks for watching.