The heavily favored Colts weren’t so lucky Sunday afternoon, losing improbably in Jacksonville, 26-11. To make matters worse for Indianapolis, the Steelers’ win over the Ravens eliminated Indy from playoff contention.
For the Indianapolis Colts, it was simple: Win against a 2-14 Jacksonville Jaguars team that had scored over 20 points just once since Halloween and was eyeing the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and you’re in.
But the heavily favored horseshoes weren’t so lucky Sunday afternoon, losing improbably in Jacksonville, 26-11. To make matters worse for the Colts (9-8), who had been in control of their football destiny for the past two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the Baltimore Ravens eliminated Indy from playoff contention.
Heading into today, the Colts hadn’t won in Jacksonville since 2014. Since 2014, Indianapolis is 0-5 against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, with another road loss against the Jags in a 2016 game in London.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2022
“Hey Ben, I have to ask you – if the Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, which eliminates you guys from the playoffs, is this your last game in the NFL?” – @CowherCBS
“Most likely.” pic.twitter.com/WRGwfDTRTF
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 8, 2022