Monday Night Football open thread: Colts at Jax

If these teams are as good as their records, and at least the Colts probably are, then this game ought to be a great one. Peyton Manning & co take on the under-hyped 4-1 Jacksonville Jaguars. Says Yahoo:

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be the NFL’s best team that no one is talking about. Everyone will be if they win this week.

A four-game winning streak has failed to get the Jaguars mentioned among the league’s elite teams, but a victory over the unbeaten defending Super Bowl champions should do the trick. That’s the opportunity presented to the Jaguars, and it comes in front of a nationally televised audience, when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

“We’ve been flying under the radar,” Jaguars quarterback David Garrard said. “Now we want a little bit of that national spotlight.”

This matchup is far tougher than anything Jacksonville (4-1) has faced – none of its victories have been against teams with winning records – and the Colts (5-0) are considered to be battling New England for the title as the NFL’s best team. The Jaguars might have to be put in that class Monday if they win to move into a tie with Indianapolis for the AFC South lead.

Like Michael Vick, I have no dog in this fight so I guess I’m hoping for a good game more than anything else. Kickoff is at 8:30 Eastern on ESPN. Have at it, Hot Air heads.

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David Strom 6:01 PM on March 29, 2023