Game Report: Jaguars 31, Colts 21
Lawrence completed 24 of 32 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, with wide receiver Calvin Ridley – playing in his first game for the Jaguars after being acquired from the Atlanta Falcons in a trade last November – catching eight passes for 101 yards and one touchdown.
"We could have, should have scored more points," Ridley said. "We should have been in better situations and that comes with that was obviously our first game. We're still getting better. We're still learning each other obviously, but I like where we're at."
"They presented some challenges for us offensively," he said. "We ended up making the plays we had to make to win. The defense really kept us in the game. We put them in a bad spot a few times where they
"It was great to see them pick us up when we needed it. Obviously, it wasn't a super clean game offensively. There's a lot of things to clean up but you can't be too upset with a win. It's hard to win in this league and a division game, too.
Richardson, making his first NFL start in his first game, completed 24 of 37 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown with an interception. His two-yard touchdown run tied it 7-7 early in the second quarter and touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Pittman tied the game early in the third quarter.
The Jaguars registered four sacks – a career-high three by outside linebacker Josh Allen and another by outside linebacker Travon Walker late in the second. The Jaguars also forced three turnovers, with defensive lineman Antonio Blackson recovering a first-half fumble and linebacker Devin Lloyd recovering one in the third quarter.
"I did what I was expected to do for this defense, and everybody did their part," Allen said. "If we continue to do that, continue to grow, continue to get better, I think we can be a hell of a team this year."