Dec 13, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) drops back to pass against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at EverBank Field. The Jaguars won 51-16. Mandatory Credit: Jim Steve-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Have High Hopes for Future

Sunday was a very exciting day for the Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8) as they dominated AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts (6-7) in a 51 to 16 victory. This win was the largest in franchise history for a regular-season game.

For quarterback Blake Bortles and wide receiver Allen Hurns, the game resulted in a career high for both after Bortles tossed an 80 yard touchdown pass to the wide receiver.   Bortles threw three touchdown passes in the game.

With such a young team, the Jacksonville Jaguars have high hopes for the seasons ahead.

Last year, Jacksonville finished 3-13 on the year and 1-5 in the AFC South, and this year the team is still in the playoff hunt this late in the season. A lot of the improvement has to do with the development of Bortles at quarterback; he is the youngest QB to have 3,500 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns in a season since Dan Marino in 1984.

Jags head coach Gus Bradley says he is very satisfied with the performance on Sunday but says it is no time to talk about post-season scenarios just yet. This might have been a statement game for the Jaguars, but the third-year head coach says it is a time to reflect and move forward. If the Jaguars do win their final three games, they could possibly win the AFC South if the Texans lose to Tennessee and the Colts lose to either Miami or Tennessee.

The Jags will next play the sagging Atlanta Falcons; a team that started the season 5-0 but now own a 6-7 record on the season.

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