Colts’ defense is ‘shaky’ in loss to Jaguars
Posted On July 26, 2021
Colts coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday said his team “isshaky” on defense despite a dominating performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that our defense isshaky, ” Pagano said on NFL Network’s “NFL Insiders.”
We have to continue to play our defense.”
Pagano added that “it’s a tough game right now” for the Colts, which have dropped four straight games and are now 1-4 in the regular season.
The Colts (6-3) won Sunday’s game, 35-31, in overtime after an 18-7 halftime deficit.
After scoring their first points in overtime on a 36-yard pass from Luck to Andrew Luck, the Colts rallied to tie it on a 32-yard touchdown run by T.Y. Hilton with 2:16 remaining.
Luck was intercepted on a 2-yard scramble by safety Harrison Smith, who had recovered the ball after being intercepted by Jaguars cornerback Josh Evans.
Jacksonville (6) then took a 21-10 lead with 6:42 remaining on the clock.
The Jaguars had their biggest lead of the night at 16 points on a 3-yard run by Andre Johnson with 4:13 remaining.
The Colts had a first down on their next possession, then drove to the Jaguars’ 4-yard line but could not get there.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was sacked three times and threw three interceptions, while running back Leonard Fournette was sacked five times.
Indianapolis was in first place at 7-0 with three games remaining.