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Game blog: Colts make the playoffs with 28-14 win over Jaguars

The Colts took full advantage by scoring the first 20 points against the reeling Jaguars.

INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL announced that the Colts will play at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 in Buffalo for the Wild Card round of the playoffs.


Jonathan Taylor rushed for a franchise-record 253 yards and two scores, Philip Rivers threw for another touchdown and the Indianapolis Colts clinched a playoff spot with a 28-14 victory over Jacksonville. 

Indy started Sunday needing one of Baltimore, Cleveland, Miami or Tennessee to lose to have a chance at earning one of seven spots in the AFC field. The door opened when Buffalo blew out the Dolphins 56-26, and the Colts took full advantage by scoring the first 20 points against the reeling Jaguars before closing it out with Taylor's 45-yard TD run with 3:35 to play.


7:23 p.m. - Colts are going to the playoffs! Colts win 28-14.

7:11 p.m. - Taylor breaks free with a TD for the Colts. 

6:14 p.m. - Jaguars are picking up with a touchdown. Colts lead 20-14. 


5:52 p.m. - Colts are looking good with a 20-7 lead at the end of the first half. 

5:43 p.m. - Jaugars finally on the board just before the end of the first half.

5:40 p.m. - Colts increase their lead 20-0 with 2 minutes left in the first half. 

5:14 p.m. - 3 possessions and 3 scores. The Colts are looking good rolling 17-0 in the first half. 

Indianapolis has outscored opponents 146-130 in the second quarter this season.  

4:37 p.m. - Colts are first on the scoreboard with a touchdown. Jags down 7.

4:18 p.m. - Buffalo Bills beat the Dolphins. Now, all the Colts need is beat the Jaguars. 

3:38 p.m. - 13News Sports' Dave Calabro and Taylor Tannebaum are at Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of the Colts home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

The Colts need a win today for a playoff spot.

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Indianapolis Colts Frank Reich made one thing perfectly clear this week. No scoreboard watching allowed inside Lucas Oil Stadium. Instead he wants the Colts focused solely on beating Jacksonville — and letting the playoff picture take care of itself. Reich and general manager Chris Ballard have decided not to run scores of the four games that could impact their playoff hopes on the scoreboards Sunday. The Jaguars already have locked up the No. 1 overall draft pick and could be in for a major offseason overhaul.