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Jacksonville dominates the Colts 24-0 in shutout loss, KC comes to Indy next Sunday

The Colts' losing streak continued in Jacksonville Sunday.
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) dives for yardage against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Indianapolis Colts have dropped every road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars since 2014, a skid that includes a complete meltdown last year that knocked the Colts out of the playoffs. 

Sunday's game continued the losing streak. 

The Jaguars sacked Matt Ryan five times, intercepted three of his passes, held reigning NFL rushing champion Jonathan Taylor to 54 yards and notched their eighth shutout in franchise history. The past three have come against Indianapolis (0-1-1), which hasn't won in Jacksonville since 2014.

This one was never in doubt and helped Doug Pederson record his first victory with the Jags.

Jacksonville (1-1) scored touchdowns on two of its first three possessions and cruised past the team picked as a contender in the AFC South.

Lawrence completed 25 of 30 passes for 235 yards, with TD passes of 5 and 10 yards to Kirk. Kirk finished with six catches for 78 yards.

James Robinson ran 23 times for 60 yards, including a 37-yard TD scamper in the first half that showed he's fully back from a torn Achilles tendon sustained last December.

Jacksonville's defense was the bigger story. Rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd and safeties Andre Cisco and Rayshawn Jenkins picked off Ryan. Josh Allen had two of the unit's five sacks. He also forced a fumble. It was one of the more impressive shutouts in franchise history.

It also might come with an asterisk. The Colts played without three key starters: All-Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard and receivers Michael Pittman and rookie Alec Pierce. Without Pittman, Ryan had little experience and even less speed on the field. Ashton Dulin led the way with five receptions for 79 yards.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris (95) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ryan had been 4-0 against Jacksonville. But he will surely feel his first loss against the team. Ryan was knocked around early and often — his jersey was covered in dirt and grass stains — and was slow to get up after several hits.

The Colts had two fourth-quarter drives in the red zone, but Ryan was under duress on both incompletions to the end zone.

Indy's bigger issue was getting Taylor loose. After running for 161 yards last week in a tie at Houston, Taylor had just 4 yards on five carries at halftime. He broke free for a 21-yard gain in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Colts coach Frank Reich fell to 0-5 against Jacksonville, a dubious skid that surely won't sit well with team owner Jim Irsay. Reich and his team blew a chance to make the playoffs last season by losing the finale in Jacksonville. They spent the past eight months waiting for this rematch — and then were essentially no-shows.

KEY INJURIES

Colts FS Julian Blackmon left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury but later returned. ... Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell missed a play in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Colts: Host Kansas City in their home opener next Sunday, beginning a daunting, three-game stretch that also includes Tennessee and Denver.

Jaguars: Travel cross-country to face the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday. Jacksonville has lost 15 of 18 games in the Pacific time zone.

Live Game Blog:

3:49 p.m. Final score:  Jacksonville 24, Colts 0. KC comes to Indy next Sunday.

3:48 p.m. Nick Foles in at QB for a couple of plays. 

3:43 p.m. Thankfully, the Colts don't have any timeouts. 

3:40 p.m. Two-minute warning. This game can't end fast enough for the Colts. 

3:37 p.m. Colts briefly get the ball back but Matt Ryan is intercepted....again!

3:34 p.m. Matt Ryan's pass intercepted. Ryan's second interception today. 

3:30 p.m. The losing streak in Jacksonville will continue for the Colts. 

3:29 p.m. Colts turn the ball over on downs again. Jags ball. 

3:28 p.m. Matt Ryan is hit again and is slow to get up. 

3:26 p.m. Matt Ryan to Ashton Dulin for a big completion. 

3:21 p.m. Jags with a rare 3 and out. Colts ball. 8:21 to play in the game. 

3:17 p.m. Matt Ryan's pass is incomplete and the Colts turn the ball over on downs. Jags ball leading 24-0 with 11-minutes to go in the game. 

3:16 p.m. Down 24 the Colts will go for it on 4th down. 

3:14 p.m. Colts called for offensive pass interference. Injury timeout.

3:12 p.m. Jags with yet another sack on Matt Ryan. 

3:11 p.m. Colts are driving and are in the Red Zone. 

3:02 p.m. JT with a nice run to end the 3rd. Not much for the Colts to celebrate today so we will take it. 

3:02 p.m. At the end of the 3rd quarter the Colts trail the Jags 24-0.

2:58 p.m. Touchdown Jacksonville. Jags now lead 24-0. 

2:56 p.m. 4th down. Colts D with a stop. 4th and 1. 

2:55 p.m. 3rd and goal for Jacksonville. 

2:53 p.m. Jags have run 50 plays so far today. 

2:44 p.m. Colts don't convert and will punt. 

2:42 p.m. Colts did come back from 17 down in Houston last week. 

2:37 p.m. Jacksonville will punt. Colts ball. 

2:30 p.m. Colts with 68 total yards of offense so far in the game. JT with 5 carries and 5 yards. 

2:18 p.m. Colts down 17-0 at halftime. Jags get the ball to start the 3rd quarter.

2:08 p.m. Jacksonville 52-year FG is good. Jags lead 17-0.

2:06 p.m. Jacksonville short of a 1st down. 4th down. 

2:04 p.m. Two-minute warning. Jags lead the Colts 14-0 and driving. 

1:55 p.m. Nothing going. Colts forced to punt. Jags ball. 

1:52 p.m. Colts with the ball and they need to get something going. 

1:47 p.m. Jacksonville with a 37-yard run for the touchdown. Jags lead 14-0.

1:46 p.m. Holding on Jacksonville. Jags still moving the ball well. 

1:41 p.m. Colts must punt after Matt Ryan is sacked. 

1:35 p.m. Jacksonville goes 3 and out and will punt. Hines receives the punt.

1:32 p.m. End of the 1st Quarter and the Colts are down 7-0. 

1:31 p.m. Colts offense goes 3 and out and must punt.

1:30 p.m. It's now raining in Jacksonville. 

1:24 p.m. Touchdown Jacksonville. Trevor Lawrence went 8 for 8 on the drive. Colts down 7-0. Points came from Matt Ryan interception. 

1:19 p.m. Timeout Jags with 5:04 to play in the 1st. No score. 

1:17 p.m. Both Colts and Jags called for offsetting penalties. 

1:15 p.m. Jacksonville goes for it on 4th down and picks up the 1st down.

1:12 p.m. Jags decline penalty on the Colts. 1st down. 

1:08 p.m. Matt Ryan's pass picked off by the Jags. Jags ball.

1:00 p.m.  Colts win the toss and will receive. 

11:45 a.m.  As previously announced, wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and linebacker Shaquille Leonard are out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

11:30 a.m. - According to sister station WTLV, cloud cover and the onshore wind will create slightly cooler temperatures for the Colts vs. Jaguars game with temperatures staying in the low 80s.

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