Indianapolis Colts 11-26 Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence shines as Colts miss out on playoffs in shock defeat | NFL News

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Trevor Lawrence completed 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns while Carson Wentz lost a fumble and was intercepted when the Indianapolis Colts missed the playoffs following a shocked defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Last updated: 01/09/22 22:32


Trevor Lawrence impressed on the last day of the season

Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars saved their best performance of the season for the final day as they rocked the playoff picture with a stunning 26–11 win over the win-win and win-win Indianapolis Colts, who lost a post-one spot. season.

Game history

Number 1 pick Lawrence finished the game 23 of 32 going through 223 yards and two touchdowns to Laquon Treadwell and Marvin Jones Jr to lead the Jaguars to their third win of the season.

Carson Wentz endured a miserable day as he was fired six times, lost a fumble and was punished with an interception turned into a touchdown, while NFL race leader Jonathan Taylor was limited to just 77 yards from 15 carries.

The Pittsburgh Steelers ‘extra-time win against the Baltimore Ravens later confirmed the Colts’ elimination from playoff contention.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence somehow found Marvin Jones Jr for the score as the Jacksonville Jaguars further extended their lead in the second half.

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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence somehow found Marvin Jones Jr for the score as the Jacksonville Jaguars further extended their lead in the second half.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence somehow found Marvin Jones Jr for the score as the Jacksonville Jaguars further extended their lead in the second half.

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The Jaguars took the game past the Colts in the third quarter when Lawrence saved a failed snap to roll right and throw a three-yard touchdown pass to Jones in the back of the end zone for 23-3.

Wentz had been intercepted on the previous drive when Damien Wilson picked up his side pass intended for Mo Alie-Cox. The Colts quarterback had been nearly intercepted moments earlier when Daniel Thomas had picked up a pass that flew through Michael Pittman Jr.’s fingertips, only for replays showing the ball had hit the ground.

A torrid second half continued for Wentz, who had fumbled under pressure from Wilson before seeing DaVon Hamilton retrieve the loose ball at Indianapolis 23 to set up a 39-yard Matthew Wright field goal.

Jacksonville took an early lead against Indianapolis thanks to Laquon Treadwell's touchdown.

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Jacksonville took an early lead against Indianapolis thanks to Laquon Treadwell’s touchdown.

Jacksonville took an early lead against Indianapolis thanks to Laquon Treadwell’s touchdown.

The Colts’ hopes of throwing a comeback in the fourth quarter were dashed when Taylor was squeezed on the goal line in the fourth and one with 13 minutes left, before Parris Campbell couldn’t hold Wentz’s deep shot in the fourth and. .. 12.

Lawrence was a perfect eight out of eight to start the game when the Jags scored in their first drive for the second time this season, Treadwell landed a two-yard strike on his route after Jones picked up two-thirds down to keep living possession.

Wentz was sacked in third and third place at the Jags ’12 when the Colts’ response ended with a Michael Badgley field goal from 41 yards, before the Jaguars decided not to do so at the fourth and two from the fours, pulling out instead Wright to kick the 22-yard field goal.

Michael Pittman got the late consolation score for Indianapolis in the clash with Jacksonville.

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Michael Pittman got the late consolation score for Indianapolis in the clash with Jacksonville.

Michael Pittman got the late consolation score for Indianapolis in the clash with Jacksonville.

Jacksonville looked in good shape to find the end zone when Lawrence connected with Treadwell at the two-yard line, but Shenault was unable to complete his hold as he moved back towards the prop and Wright went out to kick a field. 20-yard goal, giving the Jags a 13-3 lead at half-time.

In the end it was Wright who solved it, splitting the poles from 31 yards to take him up 26-3 with eight minutes to play before Pittman Jr scored a 12-yard consolation touchdown followed by his capture for the two-point conversion.

Statistics leader

Colt

  • Passes: Carson Wentz, 17/29, 185 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • Running: Jonathan Taylor, 15 carries, 77 yards
  • Reception: Michael Pittman Jr., six catches, 64 yards, 1 TD

jaguars

  • Passes: Trevor Lawrence, 23/32, 223 yards, 2 TD
  • Race: Ryquell Armstead, nine carry, 52 yards
  • Reception: Marvin Jones Jr., seven catches, 88 yards, 1 TD

Score summary

Score summary

FIRST FOURTH
Colts 0-7 jaguars Trevor Lawrence TD goes from two yards to Laquon Treadwell (extra point)
SECOND FOURTH
Foals 3-7 jaguars Michael Badgley’s 41-yard field goal
Colts 3-10 jaguars Matthew Wright’s 22-yard field goal
Colts 3-13 jaguars Matthew Wright’s 20-yard field goal
THIRD QUARTER
Colts 3-16 jaguars Matthew Wright’s 39-yard field goal
Colts 3-23 jaguars Trevor Lawrence TD passes three yards to Marvin Jones Jr. (extra point)
FOURTH QUARTER
Colts 3-26 jaguars Matthew Wright’s 31-yard field goal
Foals 11-26 jaguars Carson Wentz 12-yard TD passes to Michael Pittman Jr. (Wentz passes to Pittman Jr. for two-point conversion)

What’s next?

For the Jaguars, it’s another search for a new coach and another No. 1 ever to be used after having sealed the first selection in the Draft thanks to the victory of the Detroit Lions over the Green Bay Packers.

Elsewhere for the Colts, the offseason invites a long look at what went wrong in arguably the season’s most disappointing performance that cost her a playoff spot.

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