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The Indianapolis Colts face a simple formula: Win and they're in the NFL playoffs. It gets way more complicated if they lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Colts (9-7) enter the 2021 regular-season finale with the NFL's leader rusher in Jonathan Taylor and passing game that is looking for more behind quarterback Carson Wentz.

The Jaguars (2-14) get the No. 1 overall 2022 NFL Draft pick with a loss. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and all the Jaguars have struggled in a season that saw the recent firing of coach Urban Meyer.

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More: Colts get dominated by Jaguars in the first half, and sure there's concern

4:10 p.m. — Jaguars beat Colts 26-11

The Colts (9-8) need a lot of help from others to make the NFL playoffs.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (3-14) — who had all but locked up the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft — thoroughly dominated the Colts, likely ruining the Colts' playoff hopes.

Carson Wentz completes 17-of-29 for 185 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 interception, and he is sacked 6 times. Jonathan Taylor finds little running room (77 yards). The Colts were -2 in turnover margin, both off the hands of Wentz.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence goes 23-of-32 for 223 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jacksonville rushes for 101 yards.

3:55 p.m. — Colts score a touchdown

Michael Pittman Jr. gets the 12-yard catch from Carson Wentz with 4:26 to go. Also, it's Wentz to Pittman for the conversion. After being largely ignored early, Pittman has 6 catches for 64 yards. Jaguars 26, Colts 11

3:45 p.m. — It's another Jaguars field goal

Matthew Wright gets his 4th of the game with 8:15 to go. Jaguars 26, Colts 3

3:35 p.m. — Colts fail on downs again

Carson Wentz has Parris Campbell in stride on a long pass, but Campbell can't hang on. Jaguars ball.

3:30 p.m. — Colts fail on downs again

They get it to the Jacksonville 1, but Jonathan Taylor is stuffed on fourth down.

3:20 p.m. — Colts are down 20 points entering the fourth quarter

This is the Colts' largest deficit of the season. They have 2nd-and-6 at the Jaguars 24.

3:15 p.m. — Trevor Lawrence saves play, throws touchdown

A 3-yard touchdown to Marvin Jones Jr. comes after Lawrence saves a high snap and finds Jones at the back of the end zone. By the way, Jones has reached a $500,000 bonus for 70 catches this season (he has 7 for 88). Jaguars 23, Colts 3

3:05 p.m. — Carson Wentz throws an interception

That's his first on the road this season. Damien Wilson grabs it and the Jaguars have it at the Colts 45 with 6:52 left in the third quarter.

2:50 p.m. — Jaguars add 3 more

Jacksonville's Matthew Wright hits from 39 yards with 11:32 to go in the third quarter. Jaguars 16, Colts 3

2:40 p.m. — Jaguars take away the ball

Carson Wentz gets swallowed up on a sack by Damien Wilson and he fumbles. Jacksonville has the ball at Indy's 23. with 12:33 to go in the third quarter.

2:25 p.m. — Jaguars 13, Colts 3 at halftime

The Jaguars close the half with a 20-yard field by Matthew Wright.

The Colts are getting dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Carson Wentz has 59 passing yards and he has been sacked twice by Josh Allen. The Colts have 34 rushing yards (Jonathan Taylor 18, Wentz 16).

Trevor Lawrence has been sacked once, but he's had enough time to complete 19-of-25 passes for 208 yards. Earlier this season, Lawrence went 16-of-35 for 162 yards in a Colts win.

The Colts get the ball to start the second half.

2 p.m. — Jaguars add a field goal

A Matthew Wright 21-yarder with 3:06 to go. Trevor Lawrence is 15-of-17 for 154 yards. Jaguars 10, Colts 3

1:45 p.m. — Colts score, but only 3

Michael Badgley hits from 41 yards with 9:08 to go in the second quarter. Josh Allen gets his first sack since Week 9 on a third-down play. Jonathan has 7 carries for 20 yards, but he recovers a Nyheim Hines fumble to save the drive. Jaguars 7, Colts 3

1:35 p.m. — Jaguars 7, Colts 0, end first quarter

The Colts have 2 first downs after Carson Wentz's 33-yard dime to T.Y. Hilton into Jacksonville territory.

Trevor Lawrence's first quarter: 11-of-11 for 104 yards and a touchdown. In the first matchup between the teams, Lawrence had 16 completions for 162 yards.

1:25 p.m. — Colts fail on downs

Jacksonville holds Jonathan Taylor to a 1-yard gain on 4th-and-2. The Jaguars take over at their 41 with 5:57 to go in the first quarter. Carson Wentz goes 1-of-3 for 11 yards. Taylor has 2 carries for 9 yar

1:15 p.m. — Jaguars make it look easy

For the second week in a row, the Colts allowed the opponent to march for a touchdown on the game's opening drive. It's Jacksonville's 2nd opening-drive TD of the season, for 2 yards to Laquon Treadwell. Jaguars 7, Colts 0

Trevor Lawrence hits on all 8 passes for 83 yards. Marvin Jones Jr. has 3 catches for 45 yards. Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin left the game with an ankle injury.

Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) puts pressure on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) as he looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) puts pressure on Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) as he looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Colts inactives

DE Ben Banogu, OL Julien Davenport, OL Will Fries, RB Marlon Mack, WR Dezmon Patmon, CB Xavier Rhodes, WR Mike Strachan.

DL DeForest Buckner, who didn't practice all week, is active. WR Parris Campbell, who has missed almost all season, is active.

Jaguars inactives

TE James O'Shaughnessy, WR Tavon Austin, DL Taven Bryan, TE Kahale Warring.

Turnovers matter

The Colts are No. 1 in the NFL in turnover margin. The Jaguars are last.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Colts vs. Jaguars score updates, highlights, analysis in NFL Week 18

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