Taylor’s big day, blocked punt lead Colts past Jaguars 23-17


Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Jones (36) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (39) in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Taylor rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, Indianapolis returned a blocked punt for a score and the Colts’ defense held on for a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Indy has won four of five to reach .500 for the first time this season. The Jaguars have lost 12 consecutive road games and nine straight against AFC South foes.

The Colts went ahead 17-0 but struggled to put the game away. But the Jags’ Trevor Lawrence fumbled near midfield with 50 seconds to go.

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