Week 1 in Philly will be a tough test for the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Introducing a new 13-week article series, where I will be breaking down each regular season Jaguars’ game. I will break down potential important match-ups, key players and submit some bold predictions for each game.

However, it is important to keep in mind that these predictions will be based on a weekly offseason basis. Also, while I have my own thoughts on the Jaguars final 53 man roster, check out fellow writer, Chris Dougherty’s article on his prediction of the final roster as I feel his predictions are solid and realistic.

Week 1: Jaguars at Eagles
September 7, 2014 1 PM
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

As many people know, history seems to be an important aspect of sports that many fans look at that may either encourage or scare them. Unfortunately, history may be the last credible stat when looking at past match-ups between the Jags and Eagles. While the Jags have seemed to have the better of the Eagles in the past, the sample size we are considering that for is only four.

Yes, four.

Four times have the Jags matched up with the Eagles in a meaningful regular season game. In those four games, the Jags are 3-1 with their lone loss coming in their last match up against the Eagles, which came in 2010. Looking at the box score from this game is something to laugh at.

Not only did the Jags get blown out 28-3, but only one player that appears on the offense for the game is still currently on the team.

That player? Marcedes Lewis.

Lewis had three catches for 15 yds. Not very impressive to say the least. The story is the same for the defense. Only one player on the defensive side of the box score is still currently on the team.

That player? Tyson Alualu.

In that game he totaled two tackles, and half a sack. While this was a loss, the lack of players from that game that are currently on the roster should be promising. Fans can breathe easy knowing they will see very few similar match-ups from that day.

Here are my most important match-ups in this Week 1 battle

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