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Colts-Jaguars Game Blog: Colts win 23-17 after clutch fumble recovery

The Colts moved to 5-5 after a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. See all the action in our game blog.

INDIANAPOLIS — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above is a previous report about Carson Wentz's food truck feeding those in need in the community for free.

Taylor rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, Indianapolis returned a blocked punt for a score and the Colts' defense held on for a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Indy has won four of five to reach .500 for the first time this season. 

The Jaguars have lost 12 consecutive road games and nine straight against AFC South foes. 

The Colts went ahead 17-0 but struggled to put the game away. But the Jags' Trevor Lawrence fumbled near midfield with 50 seconds to go.


4:16 p.m. - On second and 1, Trevor Lawrence fumbles the ball. Kemoko Turay recovers, and the Colts will come away with the win.

4:09 p.m. - Colts can't convert after a penalty puts them at third and 19, but they set up Michael Badgley for a 37-yard field goal. It's good. Colts lead 23-17 with 2:22 to play.

4 p.m. - The Colts slowly move down the field and set up for an important third and 7. Wentz evades pressure and makes a clutch connection with Pittman Jr. for a 27-yard gain.

3:50 p.m. - The Colts start on their on 30-yard line, but a quick three and out gives the ball right back to the Jaguars with 8:24 to play. The Colts get a big stop on third and 9 and the Colts get the ball again.

3:42 p.m. - A 14-yard pass to Arnold puts the Jags at the Indianapolis 2-yard line. Darius Leonard is injured on the play but walks off the field on his own. The Jaguars score on second and goal and set up for a 2-point conversion. Arnold runs it in, making it a 3-point game. Colts lead 20-17.

3:37 p.m. - On third and 10 to start the fourth quarter, Lawrence throws a 23-yard pass Marvin Jones. They get into Colts territory with a 4-yard catch to Laviska Shenault Jr. An 18-yard run from Robinson, plus a defensive holding penalty puts the Jags in the red zone.


3:33 p.m. - Kenny Moore II is injured on a Jaguars running play but trots off the field on his own, bringing up the end of the third quarter.

3:27 p.m. - The Colts' offense shows some signs of life with a 6-yard gain from Taylor and a 15-yard pass to Pittman Jr. That progress is halted after a stuffed run, a false start and an incomplete pass to T.Y. Hilton. Sanchez punts it 55 yards.

3:20 p.m. - After sacking Trevor Lawrence for a loss of 6, the Jags again face third and long. They have to punt. The Colts get called for a penalty on the punt and will get the ball on their 9-yard line.

3:16 p.m. - The Jags get a first down after two plays, then get a false start penalty to put them back 5 yards. An offensive holding call on second and 15 backs them up to second and 25. Dan Arnold catches a 13-yard pass to make it third and 12, and for the second time of the day, the Jags convert on third down.

3:11 p.m. - The Colts offense continues to struggle, especially when Wentz is pressured. They go three and out for the fourth time in the game and have to punt it away.

3:02 p.m. - The Jaguars get their offense going after a penalty on the Colts and a some strong runs. Isaiah Rodgers comes up with a big stop on third and 9. The Jaguars' kicking unit comes out for a 51-yard field goal attempt but misses. The Colts get the ball, leading 20-9.

2:56 p.m. - The Jaguars get the ball to start the second half. Jaguars running back James Robinson starts the half with a 10-yard rush. Colts defensive end Kwity Paye was injured on the play. He walked to the sideline on his own.


2:40 p.m. - Trevor Lawrence makes just his third completion of the day with a big second and 10 conversion to Dan Arnold. After an 8-yard run from Lawrence and 2 more incompletions, kicker Matthew Wright comes out for a 56-yard field goal and nails it. Colts lead 20-9 at the half.

2:34 p.m. - The Jaguars go three and out for the sixth time in the game, and the Colts will get the ball another time in the half. 1:05 left in the half. Wentz gets a quick completion to Nyheim Hines for 10 yards, but the Colts aren't able to do anything more offensively. The Jaguars get the ball back with 36 seconds left in the half.

2:27 p.m. - On third and 8, Wentz's pass to Taylor is complete but short of the first down. Frank Reich decides to keep the offense on the field, trying to draw a penalty, but the play clock runs out and the kicking unit comes on the field. Badgley's 29-yard field goal is good. Colts stretch the lead to 20-6.

2:20 p.m. - Quenton Nelson is injured on a run play where Taylor went 4 yards. Taylor now has 14 carries for 107 yards. Nelson was able to walk off the field on his own power and heads to the sideline.

2:13 p.m. - On third and 1, the Jags run it and it's stuffed by Darius Leonard and Andrew Sendejo. Colts start on their 7-yard line.

On first down, Wentz completes an 18-yard pass to Michael Pittman Jr.

2:09 p.m. - Taylor gets a couple more touches on the first two downs. On third and 5, Wentz throws and incomplete pass meant for T.Y. Hilton. Sanchez comes back out for the punt, which goes 43 yards to the Jags' 43.

1:55 p.m. - Taylor goes off for another huge run for 23 yards but it's brought back by an offensive holding call. On first and 15, Nyheim Hines goes for 9 yards. The Colts are unable to convert on third down and have to bring out the punt unit again. The Jags take over on their own 47-yard line. They again go three and out and have to punt. It goes out of bounds at the Colts' 10-yard line.

1:52 p.m. - Another third down incompletion brings out the Jags punt squad. Colts will start at their 11-yard line.

1:48 p.m. - The Jags defense brings the pressure on Carson Wentz on third and 15. His pass to Jonathan Taylor is incomplete, bringing out punter Rigoberto Sanchez for the first time. His 47-yard puts the Jags on their own 38-yard line to start their drive.


1:43 p.m. - The Colts start on their own 20-yard line, then get flagged for a false start. On first and 15, Carson Wentz gets sacked for a loss of 12. Quenton Nelson also gets called for offensive holding, and the penalty is declined. On second and 27, Wentz completes a pass to TE Jack Doyle for a 12-yard gain, which ends the first quarter.

1:38 p.m. - The Jaguars convert their first third down of the day — a 12-yard throw from Trevor Lawrence to Jamal Agnew. That leads to a 66-yard touchdown run from Agnew. Kicker Matthew Wright misses the extra point. Colts now lead 17-6 with 1:03 left in the first quarter.

1:25 p.m. - The Jaguars again go three and out. The Colts fair catch the punt and will start their drive on the 47-yard line. T.Y. Hilton gets his first catch of the game with a reception for 5 yards. On second down, Taylor pops off for a 20-yard jaunt. The Colts continue to march down the field and on first and goal, Jonathan Taylor fights into the end zone for the touchdown. He has 93 yards in the first quarter. Colts lead 17-0 with 2:48 in the first quarter remaining.

1:16 p.m. - The Jaguars go three and out on their first drive. The Colts blocked the punt, and EJ Speed scooped it up to score the touchdown. Extra point is good. Colts lead 10-0.

1:10 p.m. - Unable to convert on 3rd and 3 from the Jacksonville 5-yard line, the kicking squad comes out and Michael Badgley nails a 24-yard field goal to get the Colts on the board first. Colts lead 3-0. Taylor is off to a hot start. He has 5 carries for 52 yards after the Colts' first drive.

1:02 p.m. - Jacksonville won the toss and elected to defer, so the Colts will get the ball first. Isaiah Rodgers returned the kickoff to the 32-yard line. On the first offensive play of the game, the Colts get into Jacksonville territory with a 34-yard rush of Jonathan Taylor.

11:30 a.m. - The Colts announced their inactive players for today's game. DeForest Buckner is active after a back injury kept him out of practice Friday.

Jacksonville's 2-6 record is not imposing, but the Jaguars present the Colts with worthy challenges on both sides of the ball. Josh Allen is quickly becoming a menacing pass rusher. And the Jaguars offense is finding balance with the rookie Lawrence settling into his new job. 

Jacksonville snapped a 20-game losing streak and has two wins in its last three games. On Sunday, the Jaguars can take another step at Indianapolis by ending an 11-game skid on the road. 

The Colts have won three of their last four and a victory would get Indianapolis to .500 for the first time this season.

In preparation for Lawrence and Jacksonville's passing attack, the Colts made two roster moves Saturday, elevating safety Jahleel Addae from the practice squad and activating cornerback T.J. Carrie from Injured Reserve. 

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