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18 Things to Watch for During Sunday’s Jags/Colts Game

There’s a real culture clash on display at the Luke on Sunday

Last week, the Colts got back on the right track with a win over the Titans, but that still makes this week’s showdown with the Jags a must win in the strictest sense of the word.  It’s always a war when these two teams play, so don’t expect anything less this time.  With the AFC South title on the line, be sure to watch for:

1. Watch the culture clash. The Colts and Jaguars are built with opposing philosophies on both sides of the ball. The Colts favor small and fast on defense.  The Jags favor big and strong.  The Colts are a pass first team.  The Jags are a run first team.  The Colts are looking to speed the game up and score as much as possible.  The Jags want to play the game close and tight and hope to win at the end.  The Jaguars are under the delusion that a strong running game can still pay off in today’s NFL, but it hasn’t brought them much success in recent years.  Tomorrow’s game is sort of a referendum on their philosophy and style.

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