The 2020 NFL season will soon begin and there are plenty of fascinating matchups scheduled for the Week 1 slate. While it’s not one that will get the most attention around the league, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts will be interesting to watch, nevertheless.
Both the Jaguars and Colts enter the season in two very different positions. Indianapolis is looking to compete for a Super Bowl within a short win-now window with Philip Rivers at quarterback. Meanwhile, Jacksonville appears positioned to win the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
While the Jaguars may have moved on from plenty of key players in recent years, the ones still on the roster aren’t in the tanking business. In fact, no NFL player is. So expect Jacksonville to still compete, no matter who they face.
With a fellow AFC South rival on the slate, the Jaguars will be especially motivated to prove they aren’t bound to finish last in the division. Meanwhile, the Colts will look to get off to a strong start to begin their efforts of earning a playoff spot.
With that, let’s take a look at four major X-Factors to watch from the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts matchup in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.