Jacksonville Sports Day

Jaguars Face Colts at Home to Begin NFL Season

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The Jacksonville Jaguars begin their 26th season in franchise history when they host the Indianapolis Colts in their 2020 regular season opener on Sunday at 1 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field.

Sunday’s game is a rematch of the Jaguars’ 2019 season finale when Jacksonville defeated Indianapolis, 38-20, on Dec. 29, 2019 led by three TD passes from QB Gardner Minshew II.

Doug Marrone looks to improve to 3-1 on Kickoff Weekend as head coach of the Jaguars and 2-0 on Kickoff Weekend against AFC South opponents.

The Jaguars return two Pro Bowl performers in second-year DE Josh Allen and third-year WR DJ Chark Jr., as well as Minshew, who set rookie records in passing yards (3,271) and passing TDs (21).

In 2019, the Jaguars became the first team in NFL history to have rookies post at least 10.0 sacks (Allen) and 20 TD passes (Minshew) in the same season since sacks officially became a statistic in 1982.

“The biggest thing I like about our team right now is how together we are,” said Minshew. “We do have a lot of young guys, but it’s a young core that’s kind of banding together. I don’t think we have a lot of selfish ambitions. I don’t think we have a lot of personal agendas.”

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