JACKSONVILLE, Fl. (WISH) - The Colts touched down shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday in Jacksonville, in preparation for their prime time date with the Jaguars.
Not many predicted the team would be going for their sixth win in week ten, but that’s exactly what they’ll do Thursday night.
Despite Jacksonville’s 1-7 record, it has been a fierce divisional rivalry between the two teams over the years including them stealing one away in Indianapolis earlier this season.
“That definitely stung. Losing that way, those games you chalk up as a ‘W’ at that point,” said rush linebacker Dwight Freeney. “They have to drive 80 yards with however many seconds that they had left. Just make a tackle and the game’s over. It didn’t happen so we obviously remember that.”
Since that time, the Colts have been riding a wave of momentum, compiling three straight wins.
“We’re playing hard,” said interim head coach Bruce Arians. “I think one thing, we have a lot of young guys who have bought into the system. They’re playing hard, playing for 60 minutes. We don’t take a bad play and let it get to the next play. Go on to the next play. They’ve all bought in, and they have each other’s back.”
On the injury front, the team is coming in banged up after a physical battle with Miami. Here’s a look at where they stand after today’s practice:
- CB Vontae Davis (knee)
- TE Coby Fleener (shoulder)
- CB Jerraud Powers (foot)
- WR Donnie Avery (hip)
- RB Donald Brown (knee)
- T Winston Justice (knee)
- LB Robert Mathis (back)
- C Samson Satele (back)
- LB Pat Angerer (foot)
- LB Dwight Freeney (ankle)