Weeks 7 though 10 will be tricky for the Jaguars. They take on a division rival, face two AFC teams that are in the middle of the pack and have a bye week. The Jaguars will be facing the Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers. These three teams will be competing at their highest level like they always do, so the Jaguars will need to bring their best game and extra.
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Week 7: @ Indianapolis Colts
Blake Bortles and the Jaguars will be traveling to Indianapolis to take on star quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts. We all know that Luck should have another great year, but maybe not the team so much. The Jaguars improved majorly in the off season and the Colts not as much.
The Colts defense is still not strong which will work to the Jags offense advantage. The Jaguars should also have the better defense so if they can contain Andrew Luck from throwing all over them, they will be in great shape. I think that the Jaguars still need to treat this game like they are the underdogs and stop Andrew Luck if they want to leave with a win.
Week 8: Bye Week
Week 9: Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals are one of those teams where you don’t know what to expect from them. They will either play out of their minds or not show up at all. Either way, the Jaguars will need to play with determination and not take them for granted. The Jaguars defense will have a challenge on their hands with Andy Dalton who could light up the scoreboard or not produce at all.
A big piece of the Bengals defense, Geno Atkins will be looking to dominate as usual so the the Jags offensive line will need to protect Bortles. The Jaguars will also need to slow down A.J. Green and newly drafted speedy receiver John Ross. The Bengals will be a challenge for Jacksonville but I think they will be up for the challenge.
Week 10: Los Angeles Chargers
Once again, the Jaguars have a tricky opponent on their hands. The Chargers drafted their true number one receiver in Mike Williams, they have a top running back in Melvin Gordon and Philip Rivers is looking to shine with the time that he has left with the Chargers. The defense is also led by rookie standout Joey Bosa who will be showing that last season was not a fluke.
This game should be a great game to watch. Both teams improved this off season and are looking to take on challenges thrown at them. The Jaguars will need to pressure Philip Rivers if they want to win. Stop Rivers, and no plays will be made in the passing game which will add pressure to Melvin Gordon and the rushing game.