INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck started Sunday by carving up
Jacksonville’s staunch defense.He finished it by playing the eager spectator.After throwing three first-half touchdown passes and picking up only two first downs in the second half [url=https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Malik-Hooker-Jersey]Malik Hooker Jersey[/url] , he celebrated when the Indianapolis Colts‘ defense delivered the decisive turnover with 90 seconds left to preserve a 29-26 victory over the Jaguars.“We played well enough in the first half to put some points on the board,” Luck said. “Then we survived.”Barely survived, that is.Trailing by three, Jacksonville quickly marched from its 42-yard line into field goal range, and when Rashad Greene Sr. went down at the Colts’ 23, it looked like the Jaguars were already set up for at least a tying field goal. Initially, Greene was ruled down before the ball squirted out.But just before the Jags (3-6) ran the next play, the whistles blew for a booth review. A few minutes later, the call was overturned, giving the ball and the game to the Colts, who have won three straight for the first time in three years.“I thought we got the play off, but obviously, we didn’t,” Jags coach Doug Marrone said before elaborating later. “Personally, I thought it wasn’t a fumble. But I see what everybody sees from the sideline.”Last year’s AFC runner-ups were a popular preseason pick to dethrone New England. Instead, the Jags have lost five straight, six of seven and are last in the division.And they don’t get more painful than this.Jacksonville had an extra point blocked and nearly returned for a 2-point conversion in the first half.Two 15-yard penalties helped Indy score its fourth touchdown, a 1-yard pass from Luck to Mo Alie-Cox late in the second quarter. An offside call on the ensuing extra point prompted coach Frank Reich to go for two, which Marlon Mack punched it in to make it 29-13.Jacksonville kicker Josh Lambo missed his first field goal of the season, a 52-yarder, wide left in the third quarter but then made a 55-yarder to cut the deficit to three with 4:03 left.Finally, Kenny Moore III sealed the Jags’ fate by ripping the ball away from Greene just before his leg went down and Malik Hooker scooped it up.“Offensively we’re looking to improve, put that thing away,” Reich said. “But make no mistake about it: This was a huge win for us.”Luck started fast [url=https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Quincy-Wilson-Jersey]Quincy Wilson Color Rush Jersey[/url] , hooking up with Eric Ebron on a 53-yard TD pass seven plays into the game.After Donte Moncrief tied it on an 80-yard scoring play, Ebron answered with a 2-yard TD run to make it 14-7. Luck connected with Ebron again on a 12-yard TD pass, giving the tight end a career-high third score with 9:19 left in the first half.Luck finished 21 of 29 with 285 yards, one interception and was not sacked.Blake Bortles was 26 of 38 with 320 yards and two TD passes while Leonard Fournette had 53 yards rushing, 56 yards receiving and his first two scores of the season — one on the ground, one through the air.It just wasn’t enough.“It’s a good defense, a lot of respect for that defense,” Luck said. “We certainly weren’t sharp enough.”100<button class=”view-gallery”>View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj MehtaINJURY REPORTJaguars: Center Brandon Linder and offensive tackle Ereck Flowers both left in the third quarter with knee injuries.Colts: Defensive end Carroll Phillips left in the first half with an injured groin. Defensive tackle Grover Stewart left with an injured ankle in the fourth quarter. Neither returned.AUTOMATIC ADAMThe Colts honored the NFL’s new career scoring leader, Adam Vinatieri, before the game with a brief highlight film and the distinction of being the last starter introduced to the crowd, which roared.Vinatieri responded by waving to the crowd and slapping hands with some fans on the field. Then he added three more points to his record-breaking total (2,553) before missing a 52-yard attempt wide right with 2:58 left in the game.He also tied George Blanda for the most regular-season wins in league history (209).STAT PACKJaguars: Fournette had 29 touches, 24 carries and five receptions, in his third game this season. … Punter Logan Cooke completed a 4-yard pass on a fake field goal, which kept the Jags’ 17-play drive alive to open the second half. The drive ended with Fournette’s 1-yard TD catch.Colts: Ebron finished with three catches for 69 yards. … Jack Doyle and Alie-Cox, Indy’s other two tight ends, combined for five catches and 64 yards. … Rookie Jordan Wilkins broke free for Indy’s longest run of the season (53 yards) in the first half.UP NEXTJaguars: Jacksonville can snap its losing streak next Sunday when it hosts Pittsburgh.Colts: Could get back into the AFC South race by beating Tennessee at home next Sunday. Eric Ebron Knows For Playing Time To Increase, His Blocking Must Improve | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy’s SportsCenterWhile Eric Ebron still has high hopes for his touchdown numbers in…” Training CampStampede Blue Colts LinksColts News: Eric Ebron Knows for Playing Time to Increase, his Blocking must ImproveNew,5commentsEDTEric Ebron Knows For Playing Time To Increase, His Blocking Must Improve | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy’s SportsCenterWhile Eric Ebron still has high hopes for his touchdown numbers in 2019, he knows what must improve to earn more playing time from the coaches.Colts camp observations: Sloppy day for Colts offense sets off Nick SirianniThe Colts dropped at least five passes, fumbled once and struggled with miscommunication and penalties.Day Five Colts Training Camp Notebook: Sloppy Return To Practice | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy’s SportsCenterWhat happened at the Colts’ fifth practice of the 2019 Training Camp at Grand Park?2019 #ColtsCamp Notebook, Day 5: Working Out The Kinks In First Morning PracticeTuesday [url=https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Skai-Moore-Jersey]Skai Moore Color Rush Jersey[/url] , July 30, was the fifth practice day of the 2019 training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. What were some of the takeaways from the session?Colts’ Chester Rogers trying to secure spot in crowded receivers roomThe Colts receiver had the second-most receptions among the team’s wide receivers last season. But the room is crowded in camp.Colts starting lineups are mostly set, but backups are scrambling for scarce spots – The AthleticIf the Colts can stay healthy, they’ll be better positioned to handle a challenging 2019 early-season schedule.Andrew Luck to miss 3 days of practice, will sit out preseason opener against Buffalo | CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVWESTFIELD, Ind. – Andrew Luck’s summer isn’t progressing as he had hoped or expected. After handling a scaled-down workload during the first week of training camp, the Indianapolis Colts’ veteran quarterback missed Tuesday morning’s practice and won’t practice Wednesday or Thursday.Calf sidelines Luck but Achilles ‘not at extra risk’Andrew Luck did not participate in the Indianapolis Colts’ practice Tuesday and will miss at least two more workouts because of a strained left calf. He also has been ruled out of the Colts’ preseason opener.Hard lessons of the past are steering a smarter Andrew Luck – The AthleticStarkly different from the Luck shoulder saga of years past is who is driving the decisions. This time it’s the quarterback, not the team.Luck misses practice, focuses on calf rehab | Sports | kokomotribune.comTwo things seem certain this week at Grand Park Sports Complex. One, Andrew Luck won’t participate in a full practice with his teammates until Saturday at the earliest. Two, FrankThere are a lot of knowns & unknowns surrounding Andrew Luck | CBS 4 – Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVWESTFIELD, Ind. – This much we know about Andrew Luck and his left calf and when it might actually allow him to return to playing quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts: there’s a lot we know, but a lot we don’t know.Colts Andrew Luck (calf) sits out practice, likely to miss several daysLuck is expected to miss at least the next two days after feeling pain in his calfAndrew Luck Has Setback In Calf Injury Recovery | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy’s SportsCenterAndrew Luck has had a setback in his left calf strain recovery. What did Luck have to say about his injury on Tuesday morning?Colts QB Andrew Luck has nagging calf strain, and it feels like 2017.Two years after nagging shoulder pain sidelined Colts QB Andrew Luck for season, a nagging calf strain sidelines him at training camp. 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