The game started sloppily as both sides committed turnovers. First Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was picked off by Colts cornerback Vontae Davis as he hit Cecil Shorts down the right-hand sideline, but the receiver dropped the pass into the hands of Davis.
However, the Jaguars got the ball straight back as Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw his pass right into the hands of cornerback Will Blackmon following a miscommunication with TY Hilton on a route.
The Jaguars took advantage of this turnover as they took the lead through a 53-yard field goal from Josh Scobee. Luck and the Colts responded with field goal of their own from Adam Vinatieri, after the failed to find the end zone from the five-yard line.
Gabbert committed another turnover as he threw the ball to Shorts, who again dropped the ball allowing Darius Butler to intercept and run it back to the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown to put his side ahead.
Indianapolis extended their lead to 14 points when Luck led a drive downfield towards the redzone with some short completions to his receivers, Trent Richardson finished the drive with a one-yard running score powering into the endzone.
Vinatieri added another field goal just before the break to give his side a commanding lead going into the second half.