Jacksonville Jaguars 22, Indianapolis Colts 17
Blaine Gabbert (166 total yards, 1 TD) was being positively Blaine Gabbert-esque on Sunday, on his way to less than 80 yards passing before one 80 yard bomb more than doubled his output for the day. Seriously, is there a worse QB in the game for the forward pass than Gabbert? From now on, if you pass for less than the length of a football field in a game, it should be known as “Throwing a Gabbert”.
On the other hand, Andrew Luck (363 total yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) is pretty much money from a fantasy prospective each week. Sure, he’ll throw a pick or two in a game, but he’ll be on the plus side of 300 total yards and one to two scores more weeks than not. Right now, I’d consider him a starter over more highly touted guys like Michael Vick.
Cecil Shorts (1-80, 1 TD) had his second last minute, game tying or game winning long bomb catch in three weeks. That’s essentially the only thing notable about a passing game headed by Gabbert.
Reggie Wayne (8-88) continues to gather in a ridiculous amount of targets, converting half of them (8 of 15). T.Y. Hilton (4-113, 1 TD) finally showed up and took several of the catches that have been going Donnie Avery’s (2-28) way. Keep an eye on this situation, because of Hilton continues to get around 8 targets a game, he’s worth rostering. Dwayne Allen (5-35) got the better of Coby Fleener (0-0), who didn’t even record a catch.
The only thing that continues to work for the Jaguars offense is Maurice Jones-Drew (28 car., 177, 1 TD; 2 rec., 16 yards). Can you imagine if he had held out into the regular season? This team would likely be 0-3, with zero hope. Because he literally props this franchise up, he really should get paid.