Originally posted on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/12/11

375!  Ring a bell?  Yep, it's Jags week again and I'm being held behind enemy lines.

The locals are frothing for a chance to see their Jags clobber the Manning-less Colts.  They and Pro Football Focus believe in history.  History says that Maurice Jones-Drew versus the Colts linebackers is a mismatch:

The Jaguars offense always starts with running back Maurice Jones-Drew (+4.7 Rush) and this has been a historically good matchup for him. The Colts’ undersized defensive tackles are usually no match for the Jaguars’ power running game so the linebackers will play a huge role. Middle linebacker Pat Angerer is gaining a reputation as a tackling machine due to his inflated tackle stats from the NFL, but it’s his league leading 12 missed tackles that have us most concerned.  He has been the Colts’ worst run stopping linebacker at -5.9. The lone bright spot has been Linebacker Phillip Wheeler who is rated at +6.3 in his run defense and he’s picked up six stops on his eight tackles last week. In past years, the Colts’ chance at success on defense against the Jaguars has depended on their ability to slow down Jones-Drew, and this week will be no different.

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