2020 NFL Predictions: Indianapolis Colts Bucking to Week 1 Win Over Jacksonville Jaguars
The Indianapolis Colts will kick off their 2020 NFL season with a trip to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and all signs point toward an opening road victory for Frank Reich’s side.
A 1-5 finish to the 2019 regular season didn’t do justice to what was otherwise a promising campaign for the Colts, who just so happened to lose their campaign closer to the Jags at TIAA Bank Field.
Indianapolis will therefore have a score to settle when they return to the venue in Week 1, this time coming in as -400 moneyline favorites for BetRivers IL/IN/CO/IN customers in Indiana. Jacksonville are at +310 to repeat the result that saw them close 2019 as winners, with the bookmakers not backing home advantage to bring about the same outcome this time around.
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars Game Info
- Prediction: Indianapolis Colts by 12
- Date: Sunday, September 13
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
- TV Info: CBS
Colts vs. Jaguars Preview
The greatest mismatch in this clash centres around the running game, with the Colts bringing a fierce rush contingent against a team that has struggled to stop opponents in said sector of late. Jacksonville gave up 23 rushing touchdowns over the course of 2019, with only the Carolina Panthers (31) leaking more.
Moreover, the Colts have added former Wisconsin standout Jonathan Taylor as another running back option alongside Marlon Mack, and it wouldn’t be a shock if one of those players went for more than 100 yards with ball in hand.
Another high-scoring affair could be on the cards after the Jaguars put 38 points on Indianapolis during that December win, but the off-season break gives the Colts a finer chance of starting 2020 in the right stride.
Prediction: Indianapolis Colts by 12.
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars Odds
Indianapolis Colts: -400
Jacksonville Jaguars: +310