Tonight's Thursday night game is a battle of two teams going different directions. The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of another poor season, lost Maurice Jones-Drew and might be looking at QB in the draft even though this is Blaine Gabbert's second year and he was a first round pick. Meanwhile, the Colts are looking like their awful year last year is a one year dip, as Andrew Luck is proving to everyone why Indianapolis picked him at number one. The Colts offense is surprisingly good, and their defense hasn't been as hurtful as fear.
Does this mean that the Colts continue their playoff push tonight? Well, we have a team who isn't good at home in Jacksonville facing a team who isn't good on the road in the Colts. I also think that every time there's a Thursday game with a team that comes into it with momentum a plenty, they usually lose in the short week (see: Arizona @STL, Pittsburgh @Tenn, Minnesota vs. TB). The Colts are giving three. I might hate backing Gabbert, but he is 3-0 against the Colts in his young career. Finally, it won't be that easy for Indy to make the playoffs the following year. Thus, the Jaguars will win 23-20.