Fournette, however, is healthy and should be on the field in Jacksonville's Week 10 matchup with the Colts, coach Doug Marrone told reporters Friday. That they ultimately held the Colts scoreless throughout the second half gave Jacksonville a chance to tie or win on a final drive.
"We were doing everything right offensively in the first half".
Frank Reich was happy to get the win but obviously concerned about putting up back-to-back goose eggs in the second half. "A couple miscues here and there, just a lack of execution". The defense came up big.
"We played well enough in the first half to put points on the board", Andrew Luck said. That touchdown and ensuing two-point conversion gave the Colts a 29-13 lead.
Colts running back Nyheim Hines dropped a pass on first-and-20 during the third quarter that likely would have gone for big yardage. That wouldn't be the case this time around, as perhaps Indy's mission to have an "obsession to finish" is starting to take shape. "We just have to go out there and do it", he said. "We've got to play four quarters".
And they don't get more painful than this. "Even back in 2016, we weren't a great football team, but it wasn't this many consecutive busts week in and week out". With momentum and hope restored in Indy, there's no telling how this might end. On Sunday against the Jaguars, Ebron got his day started with a 53-yard touchdown reception in which he broke wide open, shedded the only tackler in his way and dove all-out into the pylon in the front corner of the end zone.
Ireland dealt two big injury blows ahead of New Zealand game
He's got a big target in a year's time (World Cup) that he wants to get to. "It's not the injury, it is really how he is and how fit he is", said the 53-year-old New Zealander. "It will really be Conor's call, so I can't answer that until I've chatted to him".
But just before the Jags (3-6) ran the next play, the whistles blew for a booth review. Now he has another weapon in Ebron and it doesn't look like the tight end is slowing down anytime soon.
Colts: Defensive end Carroll Phillips left in the first half with an injured groin. The mainstays - left tackle Anthony Castonzo and Ryan Kelly - were already solid, and then when another addition, veteran free agent Matt Slauson, went down after Week 5, Mark Glowinski was tasked with taking over at right guard.
"The busts came up in the Dallas game, and they've just been a recurring theme since then", Gipson said.
"By no means is that where we want to go or where I believe we're headed". I think you have to start him in all leagues with 12 teams or more and he's certainly in the mix in 10-team leagues unless you have two other incredibly strong starters. He hasn't been sacked in four games, the longest stretch of his pro career. It is the fourth time since sacks became an official stat in 1982 that the Colts have had four straight games without giving up a sack and the first since 2009 (9/27-10/25). Last season, they didn't allow that much in 14 of their 16 regular-season games.
- Jordan Wilkins had a 53-yard rush on his lone attempt.