The Jaguars offensive line is the biggest factor to helping pick up a win in Week 1

With the Jaguars going up against a tough Texans defense, the Jags offensive line will play the biggest role in helping pick up a win in Week 1.

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Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This upcoming game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans should be one of the more physical games in Week 1. The Jaguars have the upper hand in some areas and the Texans are stronger in other categories. One area that the Jaguars have the slighter disadvantage is at offensive line.

The offensive line consists of, from left to right, Cam Robinson, Patrick Omameh, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann and Jermey Parnell. These five guys will need to keep players like Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt out of the backfield.


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With the Jaguars having a strong franchise back in Leonard Fournette, he’s expected to cause damage to defenses’ but that’s only if the offensive line allows him to get past the line of scrimmage. With the Jags also having Blake Bortles throwing the ball, it’s already tough to predict if he can complete his passes without any type of pressure. His linemen will need keep defenders off his back to make plays.

Who has the most pressure on themselves?

Jaguars offensive rookie Cam Robinson has a challenge on his hands in his first official NFL game. Whether he goes up against Watt or Clowney, with Robinson being a rookie all eyes will be on him to protect Bortles’ blindside.

Overall, this game will be determined based on how the offensive line perform. If the Jags can contain the Texans defense, expect to see the Jags offense put points up on the board without any kind of trouble.

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