Well, the Colts found another way to lose with a poor start and a poor finishing falling to the Jaguars 30-10 on the road. We won’t get into all the negatives because no one wants to read those, but we will look at 3 Things to Know following the Colts loss to Jacksonville.
1. Frank Gore moved up on the All-Time rushing list
Probably the number one takeaway from Sunday afternoon was Frank Gore’s rushing performance in which he moved up on the all-time list. With 13 carries for 61 yards, Gore passed LaDainian Tomlinson, and Jerome Bettis to move to #5 on the all-time rushing list.
“It’s a blessing,” Gore said after the game. “I respect all the guys who I passed, especially the one today, LT. I remember when I first came in the league. I was in San Francisco my rookie year, and we played against them in the preseason. I was like a little kid when I met him. I respect the way he plays the game. He was one of my top five [players] who I liked as a player.”
I’m sure it will be hard to see Gore go somewhere in the offseason, but he does deserve to finally win a title and that simply isn’t going to happen in Indianapolis just yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if teams like the Eagles, Patriots, Dolphins, and others target Gore and try to lure him in promising a championship.
2. Leonard Fournette was limited to 57 yards and 2.8 yards per carry average
I know that the Colts defense struggled to slow down the Jaguars offense including Blake Bortles, but they were able to contain star rookie running back Leonard Fournette to minimal yardage. Fournette was averaging 85.0 rushing yards per game coming into Sunday and failed to reach that mark only tallying 57 yards. Additionally, Forunette was averaging 4.09 yards per carry and finished just under 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. Holding him to those numbers was solid play from the Colts defense in that one area only.
3. T.Y. Hilton is on pace for his 5th consecutive 1,000 yard, 5+ touchdown season
T.Y. Hilton caught the Colts lone touchdown in the third quarter and tallied 3 receptions for 51 yards. On the season, Hilton has 791 yards and 4 touchdowns which is on pace for his fifth consecutive year with 1,000 yards and 5 touchdown receptions. Additionally, Hilton is averaging 65.91 receiving yards per game. If Hilton finishes out the final 4 games with a minimum of only 52.2 yards per contest, he will reach 1,000 yards and only needs one touchdown to keep the career streak alive.