The Jacksonville Jaguars host the San Diego Chargers this week in what could be the Jaguars’ best chance to get a win for a while. The Chargers head to Jacksonville coming off of a stressful Monday night win and they should be more vulnerable than usual. To help our team out, we reached out to our Fansided bros over at Bolt Beat to get some inside intel on the Chargers. Here’s what editor Ernie Padaon had to say:
1. Philip Rivers has looked much improved over last year, what’s changed?
Norv Turner is out and Ken Whisenhunt is in. We actually have an offensive coordinator and a coaching staff that trusts Philip Rivers to run the offense. The offensive scheme is to get rid of the football quick and Philip is doing a great job of getting the ball out. The offensive line looks great because Philip gets rid of the football quick. He has some nice options on offense to get that ball out to.
2. How has former Jaguar Derek Cox looked so far?
Derek Cox is struggling. He doesn’t look comfortable on the football field and has been burned multiple times by receivers. He doesn’t look like he wants to mix it up and make tackles. He got his first interception of the season last week though. Hopefully he starts to get a little more comfortable on the field.
3. Which player on the Charger defense should the Jaguars be worried about?
Corey Liuget. He is the best player on the defense when he is healthy. He disrupts the offense by getting into the backfield quick and will get after the quarterback. He gets his hands up and will tip a lot of passes. He can disrupt the offense with the best of them.
4. Which player on the Charger offense should the Jaguars be worried about?
You already know about Philip Rivers, so I will go with rookie WR Keenan Allen. Allen has made a name for himself the last couple of games by racking up a couple of 100 yard games. He has quickly become Philip Rivers’ favorite target on the football field and will see a ton of balls going in his direction on Sunday.
5. What’s your prediction for the game?
The Chargers need to come out and roll through the Jaguars, but the Jags will not just lay down and take the beating. It will be competitive, but the Chargers will be able to pull away in the 2nd half with Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead on offense.
Chargers 31, Jaguars 17
– Daniel Lago
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