Sunday, September 14, 2014

NFL Predictions 2014 Week 3: Colts Vs. Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: IND -6.5 (Pinnacle)

Market Watch

The look-ahead line for this game was -6.5 and nothing has changed after another terrible performance by the Jags in Washington. When the Colts went to Jacksonville last year in Week 4 they closed as -9 point favorites, and won the game by 34. How much has changed between these teams since last year?  The Jags were supposed to show signs of improvement this year, but until I see it I'll go ahead and fade them.



Bottom Line

The Colts D is not the same without Mathis, but they don't have to be very good to disrupt this Jaguars offense. How many times did Henne get sacked by the Redskins? 10?!? Last time I checked the Washington D wasn't renowned for their pass-rushing ability. It would go a long way if they could run the ball, but they can't even do that well.

And how about that Jags D? They missed 14 tackles against the Eagles and just as many against Washington. The young players in the secondary have potential, but it's not coming together yet. It also doesn't matter how much raw talent they have if they can't win the line of scrimmage up front. Good luck trying to slow down Andrew Luck and his wealth of receiving options.

NFL Pick: IND -6.5.

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