Even though the Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have chances to do anything this season except checking their position in the upcoming draft, that doesn’t mean that they can’t finish the season strong.
The team led by Gus Bradley will end their 2013 season – a year that ended much better than expected based on the start of the campaign – on the road against the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC South contest. Looking at how things have gone in recent weeks for both teams, the Jags have a chance to end their year with a win.
The Colts will make the playoffs after clinching the division two weeks ago, but it’s undeniable that they aren’t the strong team they were at the start of the campaign. The loss of Reggie Wayne and the struggles of the team defensively in the first half of many games placed a huge question mark on their performance and their capacity to make noise come playoff time.
On the same note, the Jaguars are no longer the team that was easily beaten in the first weeks of the year. The steady presence of Chad Henne under center and the improved play on both sides of the ball has only helped the Jags. Even though they have lost their last two games, the team has been a much better unit after their bye week and they will look to finish their season strong.
The Colts will also look to end their regular season with a win before the start of the playoffs, and if Andrew Luck gets on a roll Indianapolis will be a tough team to beat. However, it would be wrong to count the game as an automatic win for them as Jacksonville has the weapons to pull an upset on Sunday.