Halftime observations from Jaguars-Colts

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some notes from the first half, where Colts lead Jags 7-6.

  • Eugene Monroe has his hands full with Dwight Freeney, whose spin move is as quick as ever. No way to be entirely ready for that. David Garrard has really helped out the rookie tackle a couple of times, but Freeney also has a sack. With Eben Britton at right tackle, the Jaguars are the first team to start rookie tackles in the opener since the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals with Luis Sharp and Tootie Robbins.

  • What a nice start for Jags rookie corner Derek Cox. First half of first game and he had an end zone interception and a fumble recovery.

  • The Colts didn’t change plans once Anthony Gonzalez went down with a right knee injury that looks serious. They had Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon on the field in three-wide. Passing game is a bit out of sync so far. Dallas Clark nearly had them in field goal range on the second-to-last play of the half but couldn’t quite pull in a deep ball.

  • Indy’s run defense doesn’t look to be a whole lot different thus far. Maurice Jones-Drew has had a couple good runs and has eight carries for 50 yards.

  • Defensive tackle Eric Foster made for a nice fullback on a 13-yard run for Joseph Addai.