Colts don’t make playoffs after 26-11 loss to Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – JANUARY 09: Laquon Treadwell #18 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scores a touchdown during the first quarter in the game against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field on January 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second straight week, the Colts faced a “win and in” game and for the second straight week, they turned in their flattest performance of the year.

The Jaguars stunned the Colts, 26-11 in Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon.

The loss coupled with Pittsburgh’s 16-13 overtime win in Baltimore eliminated Indianapolis from playoff contention, ending its season.

The Jaguars set the tone for the day with a 12 play, 75-yard opening drive, capped by a Trevor Lawrence to Laquon Treadwell two-yard touchdown.

The Colts could only muster a 41-yard Michael Badgley field goal in the first half, while Jacksonville tacked on two field goals of its own to take a 13-3 lead into the locker room.

The second half wasn’t much better as Carson Wentz threw his first interception on the road this season. The Jaguars turned that into a beautiful Lawrence to Marvin Jones Jr. three-yard scoring strike.

Matthew Wright kicked his second field goal of the half to make it 26-3 before Indianapolis finally found the end zone late in the fourth quarter on a Wentz to Michael Pittman Jr. 12-yard touchdown.

It’s the Colts seventh straight road loss to Jacksonville. They finish the regular season 9-8.

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