After facing three tough opponents in the first three weeks, the Jaguars catch a break with their next three games. They will face the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams. These games won’t be as demanding as the first three, but the Jaguars cannot take these games lightly. They will still need to come ready to play.
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Week 4: @ New York Jets
The Jets are in a major rebuilding mode with their franchise. The Jaguars are ready to win under new head coach Doug Marrone. We don’t know who the Jets starting quarterback will be. Overall, the Jets are still trying to figure out everything with their team.
The Jaguars defense should be able to contain the Jets weak offense. Blake Bortles should have a field day with the Jets defense as he has the receivers to throw to and a running back that will take pressure off of him. I think the Jaguars will handle the Jets, but you can never underestimate any opponent.
Week 5: @ Pittsburgh Steelers
This game is going to be challenging no doubt about it. Jacksonville travels to face the arguably second best team in the AFC. Taking on the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will give the Jaguars defense trouble. Although, the Jaguars offense can cause trouble for the Steelers defense.
While the Steelers offense is powerful and can light up the scoreboard, their defense is not as strong. The Jaguars offense will need to keep the team in the game. While the Jags defense needs to contain Big Ben and the Steelers offense, I see this game as a high scoring one.
Week 6: Los Angeles Rams
This game should be a great one with the Jaguars coming out on top. The Rams and Jaguars are teams that need to prove that they can compete with the top teams in their conference. Rams head coach Sean McVay is going into his first season as a head coach. He goes up against Doug Marrone who has experience as a head coach.
The Jaguars have the home-field advantage which will make life easier in crucial moments. Blake Bortles will need to be accurate with his throws but he cannot hold the ball for long otherwise the Rams defensive line will be on him all day. Once Leonard Fournette can get past the first level he will be able to make plays in the open field. Overall, the Jags need to keep their mistakes at a minimum but can easily pick up a win against the Rams.