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Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars is the Thursday Night Football game of the week, with the Colts emerging as one of the main runners for the playoffs in the AFC. The game starts at 8.20 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Colts come into this game with a record of 5-3 having gone on a run of three straight wins. Their current form has seen them emerge as one of the favorites to go on and make the playoffs. However, they will need to make sure they are not complacent tonight as they take to the road against the Jaguars.
The Jaguars are having a torrid season, coming into this clash with a record of 1-7. Any playoff hopes they might have had at the beginning of the year are long gone and they will now just be hoping they can notch up a few wins and come out of the season with a respectable record.
Despite the Colts being the clear favorites for this game, they will recognize that they have lost four of their last five games against Jacksonville. In fact the Colts are the only side the Jaguars have beaten this season, a 22-17 win in Week 3. That's an embarrassing mark on the Colts' season so far, and they will be looking to rectify the situation today and claim revenge.
So even though this one looks like a clear cut Colts win, there is a lot more to the game that initially meets the eye. The Jaguars may have the joint worst record in the NFL but they have a habit of beating the Colts.
The Colts will be hoping to overcome what is becoming a bogus team for them today and extend their winning streak to four straight games. Their three game winning streak has seen them move up to No. 5 seeds in the AFC with just eight weeks left of the regular season, and they will not want to waste a lot of the hard work they've put in over the past month.
Indianapolis Colts vs Jacksonville Jaguars is scheduled to start at 8.20 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.