The Jacksonville Jaguars are free-falling out of contention in the AFC South with losses in four straight games and are hoping to come out of the bye week with better execution on offense. The Indianapolis Colts, who host the Jaguars on Sunday, are hoping their bye week didn't sap the team's momentum after it won two straight games to pull out of its own four-game slide.

Jacksonville was an easy pick to win the AFC South after going to the AFC Championship game last winter but instead stumbled behind an offense that sits tied for 29th in scoring at an average of 16.8 points. "Trust is earned. It's not given, so at the end of the day, I'm going to do everything I can to get the players to trust what I'm doing is right," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told reporters in reference to an offensive that dipped from first in rushing last season to 24th in 2018. "At the end of the day, they understand that when they do things well, there's a trust, and you can call the play again." Indianapolis scored at least 34 points in four of its last five games and got the defense to hold up its end long enough to knock off Buffalo and Oakland in the last two contests. "There's been a progression," Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters. "You like to establish your identity in Week 1 and you get that going right from the start. On offense it's taken us a few weeks to get that going, but right now we like where we're at. The guys up front are playing great."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Colts -3. O/U: 46.5 

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (3-5): The offensive line is taking the blame for the poor rushing, and Marrone went as far as to call passing plays on six different instances of the team needing two or fewer yards in the fourth quarter of a 24-18 loss to Philadelphia on Oct. 28 (as a +3 point underdog at intertops), but the absence of top rusher Leonard Fournette loomed large over the offense. Fournette, who has made a total of 20 rushing attempts this season while dealing with a hamstring injury, practiced in full on Wednesday and is expected to return this weekend. Fournette should take some pressure off quarterback Blake Bortles, who owns eight interceptions and five fumbles.

ABOUT THE COLTS (3-5): Quarterback play is what dragged Indianapolis out of its rut, as Andrew Luck threw for seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two games after being picked off five times in the previous two contests. Luck's success is directly tied to the success of the running game, and Marlon Mack totaled 258 yards and three TDs in the last two contests. "This season, when we've managed that balance we've done some good things as an offense and we'll continue to work at that," Luck told reporters. "I think we're believing in it now. I think we've proven it to ourselves that we can do it and that this is a winning formula. This is how you play complementary football."


1. Colts TE Eric Ebron leads the team in receiving yards (394) and touchdowns (seven).

2. Jaguars CB D.J. Hayden (toe) participated fully in practice this week and is expected to play.

3. Jacksonville took both meetings last season, including a 27-0 win at Indianapolis.

PREDICTION: Jaguars 24, Colts 17  Bet Now

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Josh Walker Position: Left Tackle (LT)
James O'Shaughnessy Position: Tight End (TE)
Malik Jackson Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
Dede Westbrook Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Donte Moncrief Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Barry Church Position: Strong Safety (SS)
D.J. Hayden Position: Cornerback (CB)
Blake Bortles Position: Quarterback (QB)
Leonard Fournette Position: Runningback (RB)
Myles Jack Position: Middle Linebacker (MLB)
Tashaun Gipson Sr. Position: Free Safety (FS)
Calais Campbell Position: Defensive End (DE)
Yannick Ngakoue Position: Defensive End (DE)
Tommy Bohanon Position: Fullback (FB)
A.J. Cann Position: Right Guard (RG)
Jermey Parnell Position: Right Tackle (RT)
Tyler Patmon Position: Right Cornerback (RCB)
Andrew Norwell Position: Left Guard (LG)
Jalen Ramsey Position: Left Cornerback (LCB)
Brandon Linder Position: Center (C)
Telvin Smith Sr. Position: Weak Linebacker (WLB)
Marcell Dareus Position: Nose Tackle (NT)
Blair Brown Position: Linebacker (LB)
Leon Jacobs Position: Linebacker (LB)
Nick DeLuca Position: Linebacker (LB)
David Grinnage Position: Tight End (TE)
Blake Bell Position: Tight End (TE)
Abry Jones Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
Rashad Greene Sr. Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
DJ Chark Jr. Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Keelan Cole Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Tre Herndon Position: Cornerback (CB)
Josh Lambo Position: Kicker (K)
Matt Overton Position: Long Snapper (LS)
T.J. Yeldon Position: Runningback (RB)
Carlos Hyde Position: Runningback (RB)
Dawuane Smoot Position: Defensive End (DE)
Logan Cooke Position: Punter (P)
Jarrod Wilson Position: Safety (S)
Cody Davis Position: Safety (S)
Ronnie Harrison Position: Safety (S)
Tyler Shatley Position: Offensive Linesman (OL)
Ereck Flowers Position: Offensive Linesman (OL)
Taven Bryan Position: Defensive Linesman (DL)
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Eli Ankou Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
A.J. Bouye Position: Cornerback (CB)
Dee Delaney Position: Cornerback (CB)
Quenton Meeks Position: Cornerback (CB)
David Williams Position: Runningback (RB)
Lerentee McCray Position: Defensive End (DE)
Chris Reed Position: Offensive Linesman (OL)
Did not play
Cody Kessler Position: Quarterback (QB)
Landry Jones Position: Quarterback (QB)

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Anthony Castonzo Position: Left Tackle (LT)
Jack Doyle Position: Tight End (TE)
Denico Autry Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
T.Y. Hilton Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Chester Rogers Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Ryan Grant Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Clayton Geathers Position: Strong Safety (SS)
Kenny Moore II Position: Cornerback (CB)
Pierre Desir Position: Cornerback (CB)
Andrew Luck Position: Quarterback (QB)
Nyheim Hines Position: Runningback (RB)
Anthony Walker Jr. Position: Middle Linebacker (MLB)
Malik Hooker Position: Free Safety (FS)
Margus Hunt Position: Defensive End (DE)
Jabaal Sheard Position: Defensive End (DE)
Mark Glowinski Position: Right Guard (RG)
Braden Smith Position: Right Tackle (RT)
Quenton Nelson Position: Left Guard (LG)
Ryan Kelly Position: Center (C)
Darius Leonard Position: Weak Linebacker (WLB)
Tyquan Lewis Position: Nose Tackle (NT)
Matthew Adams Position: Strong Outside Linebacker (SAM)
Najee Goode Position: Linebacker (LB)
Zaire Franklin Position: Linebacker (LB)
Skai Moore Position: Linebacker (LB)
Mo Alie-Cox Position: Tight End (TE)
Eric Ebron Position: Tight End (TE)
Grover Stewart Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
Al Woods Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
Zach Pascal Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Dontrelle Inman Position: Wide Receiver (WR)
Chris Milton Position: Cornerback (CB)
Quincy Wilson Position: Cornerback (CB)
Arthur Maulet Position: Cornerback (CB)
Adam Vinatieri Position: Kicker (K)
Luke Rhodes Position: Long Snapper (LS)
Marlon Mack Position: Runningback (RB)
Jordan Wilkins Position: Runningback (RB)
Al-Quadin Muhammad Position: Defensive End (DE)
Carroll Phillips Position: Defensive End (DE)
Rigoberto Sanchez Position: Punter (P)
George Odum Position: Safety (S)
Corey Moore Position: Safety (S)
Evan Boehm Position: Center (C)
Le'Raven Clark Position: Guard (G)
Not active
Erik Swoope Position: Tight End (TE)
Ryan Hewitt Position: Tight End (TE)
Hassan Ridgeway Position: Defensive Tackle (DT)
Denzelle Good Position: Offensive Tackle (OT)
Nate Hairston Position: Cornerback (CB)
Kemoko Turay Position: Defensive End (DE)
Mike Mitchell Position: Safety (S)
Did not play
Jacoby Brissett Position: Quarterback (QB)

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