TY Hilton calls out Colts offensive line after shutout loss
Oct 24 2017
T.J. Yeldon enjoyed a career game with 122 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run. The Jags lead the National Football League in sacks and takeaways, and also rank Top 5 in average passing yards allowed.
The special teams needed it so the Jaguars wouldn't spend the bye week fretting about their kicking game. In breaking down the film, however, he was a handful for the Colts offensive line and further displayed the solid depth that the Jags have within their defensive line. They took an early lead with a 75-yard drive on the game's opening possession, with running back Chris Ivory's one-yard touchdown run making it 7-0 with 9:30 remaining; Bortles completed four of five passes for 41 yards on the drive.
"I mean, we were winning our matchups". K Josh Lambo, signed last week after Jason Myers was released, made his only two field goal attempts from 42 and 33 yards. "It just so happened to be this week that we threw the ball and aired it out to move down the field". The Colts came in averaging 19.8 points a game, ranked 20th.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sheldon Day (92) celebrates a sack of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. "The coaches all week said we were going to take some shots downfield and we really honed in on getting those (explosive) plays".
Hilton said he spoke with the linemen individually to make amends.
"That bye week might go really fast because we might be a little too relaxed, but it's a blessing to just have a W going into a bye week". The Jaguars had outgained the Colts 459-79 at that point. They play five of their next seven at EverBank Field, starting with Cincinnati on November 5. Plus, rookie receiver Dede Westbrook (abdominal surgery) is eligible to play against the Bengals.
Notable: The Jaguars drove 75, 70, 67 and 66 yards on their first four possessions Sunday.
Like after the wins over Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, the post-game Jaguars locker room refrain was the same: It is well past time to start a win streak. "No", he said, "but we recognize this is a time where we gotta band together as a team, not separate".