Dwayne Allen helps Colts beat Jaguars; Ricky Sapp gets a shot at Russell Wilson

The Clemson Sports Blog

Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (83) goes in for an 8-yard touchdown reception while being defended by Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (83) goes in for an 8-yard touchdown reception while being defended by Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 31 yards and Kavell Conner made one tackle, helping the Indianapolis Colts win their fourth straight game, 27-10 over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday night in Jacksonville.

Allen's receptions included a 27-yarder. The Colts are now 6-3, while the Jaguars slipped to 1-8.

Andre Branch, Allen's former Clemson teammate and fellow NFL rookie, made two tackles for Jacksonville.

With the weekend off, Allen plans to attend Clemson's homecoming game against Maryland on Saturday.

Jets' Ryan Has Big Plans For Sapp: New York Jets' coach Rex Ryan is leaving no doubt about his reasons for elevating former Clemson star Ricky Sapp for the club's game against Seattle on Sunday.

He wants Sapp to make Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson's life miserable.

Sapp has done it before. Among the 17.5 sacks Sapp recorded during his Clemson career, one came against Wilson, then N.C. State's starting quarterback.

For Ryan, it's not a personal thing. The Jets' pass rush has been one of the NFL's weakest over the course of the season, and Sapp has been turning heads with his work on the Jets' practice squad.

"He has been a handful for us to block," Ryan told Newsday on Thursday. "He's worked so well that it's, 'Let's see what he can do.' And we will. We'll find out. He's going to be active for us and we'll watch him chase the passer."

Sapp told Newsday that Wilson presents challenges, as always.

"He's definitely a great athlete," Sapp said. "He's very quick. He can move. It's going to be a challenge for us. I got him in college, but one time he faked me out real good. I'm excited to see him again, talk a little trash to him."

Sunday's game will be Sapp's first in a regular-season NFL game, after two injury-plagued seasons.

"I learned a lot," Sapp said. "Went through some things there. I just thank God that I went through that and got to this point and finally get my opportunity to play. I knew that I had to come here and start over and show them that I could still play and be a professional athlete.

"Rex and (Jets GM) Mike (Tannenbaum) took a chance on me. I thank them almost every day for that."

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