The Jags are coming to Indy tomorrow at 1pm to, in all honesty, secure the AFC South division title and knock Indy off the No. 2 spot in the AFC. Should the Jags win, they will be tied with the Colts at 9-3 records and tied in the division having both beaten one another (Colts beat the Jags back in October on Monday Night Football).
Fred Taylor‘s reemerged as the dominant RB for Jacksonville this season with 708 total rush yards, and easily on his way to his 7th 1,000-yard rushing season of his 10-year career, including reaching the 10,000-yard mark already this season. He only has 2 TDs on the season, but that’s where Maurice Jones-Drew, the explosive back who shares Taylor’s role, comes in with 7 TDs on the season. Granted, Jones-Drew only has 579 yards in 2007, but you can clearly see the usage of the two talented backs. The Jags’ rushing game is dangerous…real dangerous.
According this morning’s edition of the Indystar, the following Jags are still questionable for the game tomorrow:
LB Mike Peterson (hand)
WR John Broussard (ankle)
RB Greg Jones (knee)
WR Dennis Northcutt (foot)
David Garrard will be returning to face the Colts, the team that injured him in the matchup a couple months ago.
But the Colts are getting some starters back in the lineup, too! After a grueling six-game stretch (going 4-2) with the thinnest roster seen in the NFL in several years, the Colts are rested after a 10-day period and it looks like we may be back to almost full strength. With Rice’s release, Josh Thomas will resume the bulk of Freeney’s position at RDE, but Raheem Brock and undrafted rookie free agent Jeff Charleston plan to rotate in with Thomas and Robert Mathis. Quinn Pitcock and Ed Johnson (both rookies) figure to clock major time in the coming weeks on D. Keyunta Dawson is coming back along with Tyjuan Hagler at LB, and Bob Sanders is still questionable. On offense and special teams, Luke Lawton was re-signed, as well, including Gonzalez and a healthy Clark who should be key receivers should Harrison remain out. The Indystar reports:
DID NOT PRACTICE:
OT Ryan Diem (ankle)
OT Dan Federkeil (concussion)
WR Marvin Harrison (knee)
CB Dante Hughes (shoulder)
CB Tim Jennings (upper leg)
OT Charlie Johnson (hamstring)
S Bob Sanders (team decision, chest)
TE Ben Utecht (groin)