Jaguars 17 Colts 3
Could this be the week?
That is the question that continues to be asked among the masses in both Jacksonville and Indianapolis. Could this be the week the Colts finally win a game? Could this be the week the Jaguars offense finally shows up in a meaningful football game?
What was the two best teams in the AFC South last season are now two of the worst in the entire NFL and for different reasons.
Both teams are last in the NFL in offense, with the Jaguars (2-6) being the worst in scoring offense and passing offense. The numbers aren't even close.
The Colts are reeling, having lost nine straight (0-9) and seem to have packed it in for the season, and are looking toward the 2012 season with the hope of having Peyton Manning back under center or Andrew Luck leading the charge.
The Jaguars have a rookie quarterback in Blaine Gabbert, who is playing at a level unbefitting a first-round draft pick. He looks timid and unsure in the pocket. And with the bye week to prepare, it will be interesting to see how he comes into Indianapolis and plays against the team's nemesis.
This is also a game that features two coaches, Jim Caldwell of Indianapolis and Jack Del Rio of Jacksonville, who have have been dealing with rumors of being in jeopardy of the losing their jobs in midseason, let alone at the end of the 2011 campaign.
This is not a game that has the usual buzz, but it could make for an entertaining contest.