Amazingly, the 2016 regular season is almost over. Just one week remains, and that will be it for the Indianapolis Colts (7-8) and Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) until next fall.
It’s a meaningless game in terms of the playoff picture, though both teams would tell you that there’s pride on the line. There’s also draft positioning on the line, but they’re not going to talk about that aspect of things. For the Colts, there’s also the motivation to send Robert Mathis out with a win, as he’s retiring at the end of this season.
The Colts have dominated the series against the Jaguars all-time, going 21-10 against them. The Colts have lost the last two, but before that they had won six in a row (which was preceded by a three-game win streak for the Jaguars). As Chuck Pagano pointed out this week, however, in the Jaguars’ last 21 games they are 2-0 against the Colts and 2-17 against everyone else. It wouldn’t be a good look for Indy if the Jaguars racked up more wins in a 22-game stretch against the Colts than they did against the rest of the league combined, that’s for sure.
As we get ready for the regular season finale, here’s a look at the need-to-know information:
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 1, 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
CBS - Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots on the call
WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis - Bob Lamey and Jim Sorgi on the call