INDIANAPOLIS (2-13) At JACKSONVILLE (4-11)
Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE - Jaguars by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 6-9; Jacksonville 5-9-1
SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 15-6
LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Colts 17-3, Nov. 13
LAST WEEK - Colts beat Texans 19-16; Jaguars lost to Titans 23-17
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (24), PASS (27)
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (29), PASS (22)
JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (13), PASS (32)
JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (11), PASS (7)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - After seemingly having No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft wrapped up earlier this month, victory in Jacksonville could land the Colts the No. 2 spot and diminish chances of drafting Stanford QB Andrew Luck. It's been the talk this week: Should Colts rest starters and lose on purpose? Should Jaguars, who have had little success against Peyton Manning, tank in hopes of keeping Indy out of top draft spot?
It's just talk,'' Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said.When I was in college (at UCLA), Stanford wasn't all that anyways, so I don't know what all the hype is. You know what I mean? I'm just saying.'' ... Colts have won two in row, both at home and with QB Dan Orlovsky starting. Orlovsky threw for 326 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions in wins against AFC South opponents Tennessee and Houston. ... RB Donald Brown equally effective, running 27 times for 196 yards in those victories. ... WR Reggie Wayne needs 113 yards receiving to reach 1,000 for eighth consecutive season. Wayne has 1,599 yards receiving against Jacksonville, his most against any team. ... Jones-Drew leads NFL with 1,437 yards rushing, 128 more that Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy. Jones-Drew needs 136 yards on ground to surpass Fred Taylor's franchise record (1,572) set in 2003. Taylor texted MJD earlier in week, telling him to get it done. ... Jones-Drew has run for at least 84 yards in 14 of 15 games, but his season high is 122 against Carolina. ... Game will be final one for outgoing owner Wayne Weaver, who was instrumental in landing an NFL franchise in Jacksonville in 1993. Weaver sold franchise for $760 million to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan.