NFL

Rivers Put Up 164 Yards as the Indianapolis Colts Topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-14

Powered by 164 yards from Philip Rivers, and a total team offensive output of 437 yards, the Indianapolis Colts topped the Jacksonville Jaguars in a hard-fought 28-14 victory, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colts rushing game contributed to this win with 273 yards and two rushing touchdowns, to support a 164 yards, one touchdown effort by Philip Rivers.

Rivers finished the game with one touchdown, completing 17 of 27 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 164 yards and one interception, and a passer rating of 76.80.

Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor led the rushing game for the Colts. Hines rushed for 17 yards from carrying the football two times. Hines was helped by Taylor who carried the football 30 times for a total of 253 yards. In the passing game, Rivers was most successful throwing the ball to Zach Pascal and Michael Pittman. Pascal caught two passes for a total of 41 yards, while Pittman contributed with 28 yards from two passes.

The Colts’ defense contributed to the win with six sacks, one forced fumble, four tackles for loss, and scored zero defensive touchdowns.

Compared to Rivers of the Colts, Mike Glennon of the Jaguars threw for 261 yards with two touchdowns, and no interceptions, completing 26 of 42 passes, for a 95.40 passer rating.

The Jaguars’ rushing game was led by Nathan Cottrell and Dare Ogunbowale. For the game, Cottrell carried the ball no times, rushed for no yards, and no touchdowns. Ogunbowale supplemented and carried the ball a total of 14 times for a total of 50 yards. Meanwhile Laviska Shenault Jr. and Chris Conley were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jaguars. Shenault Jr. caught six passes from Glennon for a total of 68 yards, while Conley contributed with 87 yards from seven passes.

In a losing effort, the Jaguars defense contributed with zero sacks , one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.

With the win, the Colts leave with a record of 11-5 for the season, while the Jaguars record for the season now stands at 1-15.