Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (99) runs out of the tunnel before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Colts beat the Jaguars 44-17.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (99) runs out of the tunnel before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Colts beat the Jaguars 44-17. Stephen B. Morton AP
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (99) runs out of the tunnel before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Colts beat the Jaguars 44-17. Stephen B. Morton AP
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