7-4 Colts Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the NFL’s MVP candidate.
Colts rookie running back T.Y. Hilton is a solid No. 2 running back.
Colts cornerback Robert Mathis is a good nickel cornerback.
Indianapolis’ defense has shown flashes in the preseason.
The Colts’ schedule is loaded.
Luck’s first two games against the Jaguars and Texans will be important.
Luck is not going to play at a high level if the Colts do not win out.
Luck has shown enough talent to win the MVP.
The biggest question mark is the Colts offensive line.
If the Colts continue to struggle at left tackle, Luck will struggle to stay healthy.
Luck did not look good in the first two preseason games.
The only reason Luck played well in the Colts’ first two practices was that he was a bit more active in the passing game.
Luck will be a bit better in Week 3 when he gets the opportunity to take over for Luck and run the offense.
The big question mark will be the Colts defense.
If Luck and the Colts lose this game, it will be another game where Luck will have to be more efficient with the ball.
The other big question is whether the Colts will play without their starting offensive tackle.
If they do not, they will be without their No. 1 cornerback.
The Indianapolis Colts have the second-worst pass defense in the NFL, allowing more than 300 points per game.
They are not a great run defense.
The Browns have the fourth-worst run defense, allowing just 393 yards per game to opposing running backs.
If this game goes to overtime, Luck could easily throw for 5,000 yards.
This game could be a blowout.
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Colts at Jaguars, 4:25:25, CBS, CBS Sunday, Sunday CBS, Sunday NFL Network, Sunday The Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 of the preseason, which means this is the second of two preseason matchups this season between the two teams.
The Jaguars have won their first two home preseason games, with Luck and tight end Julius Thomas leading the way in Week 1.
Luck and Thomas combined for 12 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown in their Week 1 win.
Luck threw for 447 yards in Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers, including 462 yards on 19 of 24 passing.
The game was a total blowout for Jacksonville.
The 49ers held Luck to 3-of-19 passing for 55 yards and no touchdowns.
The loss was the most embarrassing loss of Luck’s career.
Luck, who has never been sacked in a preseason game, will be tested this week.
Colts wide receiver T.J. Graham has been a pleasant surprise in preseason games for Luck.
Graham had four catches for 76 yards in the Jaguars’ Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
The most notable thing about Graham is that he is the only Colts receiver who has caught passes for multiple touchdowns in preseason contests.
Graham also has one catch for 17 yards and another touchdown in the Browns’ Week 3 loss to San Francisco.
Graham’s biggest problem is that the Jaguars are one of the better defenses in the league.
If Jacksonville’s pass defense struggles this week, it could be the difference between a win and a loss.
Colts tight end Andrew Luck will face a tough challenge against the Jacksonville Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.
(Getty Images) Luck is expected to start in the game.
He has already thrown for more than 1,500 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns, and he has the NFL record for career passing yards by a quarterback (1,932).
The Colts also have the NFL best pass defense, yielding just 30.6 points per contest.
Luck should be able to get the ball to the receivers quickly and efficiently.
Luck can use this game as a test of his ability to keep the Colts offense running efficiently.
The Texans have the worst pass defense and Luck should have an easy time moving the chains.
Luck had some success with his throws to wide receivers in Week One, with a touchdown and a 30-yard touchdown.
Luck was able to move the chains early on against the Chargers and Jets, but he struggled in Week Two.
Luck completed only 19 of 35 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns against Jacksonville.
Luck could struggle to finish games against a Jaguars defense that has played well all preseason.