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NFL Week 1 Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-0)

STADIUM: Lucas Oil Stadium
REFEREE: Clay Martin

DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) JAX: 94 or 390 IND: 132 or 229

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: IND leads series, 27-17 (JAX won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: —

THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/16/22: JAX 27 at IND 34
POSTSEASON: —

HEAD COACHES:

Doug Pederson vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-1 Reg. Season: 51-45-1 (.531) Postseason: 5-3 (.625)

Shane Steichen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 0-0 Postseason: 0-0

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS NOTES:

  • QB TREVOR LAWRENCE set career highs in pass yards (4,113) TD passes (25), rating (95.2) & rush TDs (5) in 2022, becoming 4th player ever under the age of 24 with 4,000+ pass yards, 25+ TD passes & 5+ rush TDs in a season. Has 746 career completions, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 2 seasons. Has 7 TDs (5 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 102.4 rating in 4 career starts vs. Ind.
  • RB TRAVIS ETIENNE had 1,441 scrimmage yards (1,125 rush, 316 rec.) & 5 rush TDs in 2022 & became 4th Jax. RB ever with 1,100+ rush yards in a season. Had 108 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 22 rec.) in last meeting.
  • WR CHRISTIAN KIRK led team & set career highs in catches (84), rec. yards (1,108) & rec. TDs (8) last season. Had TD catch in final 3 games of 2022, incl. playoffs. Had 3 rec. TDs in 2 games vs. Ind. last season.
  • WR ZAY JONES set career highs in catches (82) & rec. yards (823) last season.
  • WR CALVIN RIDLEY makes Jax. debut after 4-year career (2018-21) with Atl., totaling 28 rec. TDs.
  • TE EVAN ENGRAM ranked tied-3rd among TEs in catches (career-high 73) & 4th in rec. yards (career-high 766) last season. Has 5+ catches in each of 3 career games vs. Ind.
  • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN led NFL with 184 tackles in 2022, becoming 1st player since 2000 to lead league in tackles in consecutive seasons. Had 12 tackles in last meeting.
  • LB JOSH ALLEN led team with 7 sacks last season & ranked tied-3rd in NFL with 4 FFs. Has 4 sacks in his past 3 vs. Ind.
  • LB DEVIN LLOYD ranked 3rd among rookies with 115 tackles.
  • S RAYSHAWN JENKINS was 1 of 3 DBs with 100+ tackles (116) & 10+ PD (12) last season. Had 5 PD in 2 games vs. Ind. in 2022.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NOTES:

  • QB ANTHONY RICHARDSON was selected No. 4 overall in 2023 NFL Draft. Can become 4th Ind. rookie QB to start Week 1 since 1990, joining Andrew Luck (2012), HOFer Peyton Manning (1998) & Jeff George (1990). Luck (309) & Manning (302) are 2 of 6 rookie QBs all-time with 300+ pass yards in Week 1.
  • RB ZACK MOSS had 70+ scrimmage yards in each of final 4 games of 2022 season with Buf., incl. career-high 121 yards in Week 18.
  • RB DEON JACKSON totaled career-best 445 scrimmage yards (236 rush, 209 rec.) last season. Had career-high 121 scrimmage yards (49 rec., 42 rush), 10 catches & rush TD in last meeting.
  • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN led team with career-high 99 catches last season & had 925 rec. yards & 4 rec. TDs. Set career highs in catches (13) & rec. yards (134) in last meeting.
  • WR ALEC PIERCE ranked 6th among rookies with 593 rec. yards last season. Had TD catch in last meeting.
  • WR ISAIAH MCKENZIE makes Ind. debut after setting career highs in catches (42) & rec. yards (423) last season with Buf.
  • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 8 sacks in 2022 & is 1 of 5 in NFL with 7+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. Had sack in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Jax. with TFL.
  • DE KWITY PAYE had career-high 6 sacks & 10 TFL last season.
  • LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN ranked 4th in NFL with career-high 166 tackles in 2022 & was 1 of 8 with 5+ tackles in all 17 games. Had 10+ tackles & TFL in both games vs. Jax. last season.
  • LB SHAQUILLE LEONARD totaled 100+ tackles in each of 1st 4 seasons (2018-21) prior to only appearing in 3 games last season due to injury. Has 5+ tackles in each of 8 career games vs. Jax.
  • S RODNEY THOMAS ranked tied-4th among rookies in 2022 with team-best 4 INTs. Had INT in 3 of final 4 games of season.
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