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Colts overcome slow start to take down lowly Jaguars

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The Indianapolis Colts overcame a slow start to take care of business in a 23-3 home win over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Our takeaways:

1. The Colts' pass protection was a mess early on, allowing the Jaguars to get to Andrew Luck for four sacks in the first quarter. Luck was sacked just once the rest of the way, giving him the opportunity to make some plays downfield. Luck's mobility came in handy here; he rushed for a 51 yards on six carries before two late kneel-downs.

2. Another uneven effort from rookie Blake Bortles, who once again failed to move the offense. Bortles averaged just 5.4 yards per attempt, dangerously close to the dreaded Gabbert Zone. Jaguars fans don't like hearing that name associated with their young QB.

3. T.Y. Hilton arrived at the stadium shortly before kickoff following the birth of his daughter. That didn't stop him from another big day, which included a 122 yards receiving and a 73-yard touchdown reception. Hilton has entered the conversation as a top-10 wide receiver in football.

4. Denard Robinson came down to earth after a stretch of inspiring play. The Artist Formerly Known As OW was held to just 25 yards on 14 carries. He also lost a fumble. He did have four receptions for 47 yards.

5. Dan "Boom" Herron got the start over Trent Richardson, but the pair split the workload here. Herron was the more impressive of the two, rushing for 65 yards on just 12 carries -- though he did lose a fumble in the red zone in the first half. Richardson continues to live in the 3.5 yards per attempt. Expect Herron to start taking a bigger piece of the pie.

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