It was not a good showing by Phillip Rivers at home to close out the regular season. The Colts gave the Jaguars enough rope to hang around as much as possible in the game. While Colts running back Jonathan Taylor scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to make it 28-14; this game was much closer than the actual scoreline shows. Jacksonville had plenty of chances to pull off the upset, but they couldn’t finish their drives well enough.
The reality is that the Colts actually won this game despite Phillip Rivers and not because of him. He completed 17-of-27 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown and one interception. His Total QBR was shockingly woeful at 41.1.
Where would Phillip Rivers be this season without Jonathan Taylor?
The rookie running back racked up 253 yards on the ground and picked up two touchdowns for his efforts.
The Colts receivers were relatively quiet as Nyheim Hines caught six passes for 50 yards. T.Y. Hilton caught three passes for 27 yards but did have a receiving touchdown.
As for the Jaguars, perhaps you can call it a successful season for them since they finished first in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. Jacksonville will be looking for a total regime change after firing general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Doug Marrone.
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