The NFL regular season schedule was released this week, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a handful of tough games on the schedule. Of course any team coming off a 4-win season is going to be at a disadvantage in most of their games, but there are some contests that stick out in particular. Here are what I consider the 5 toughest games on the schedule right now:
Week 1: Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) warms up before the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Starting your season on the road is always a tough proposition, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have to deal with one of the most promising young offenses in the NFL. Nick Foles was the most efficient quarterback in the league last year and now has another offseason to master Chip Kelly’s system. They lost a weapon in DeSean Jackson, but they gained one back in Jeremy Maclin coming off of injury. The defense still has some work to do, but the offense is just on a completely different level compared to the Jaguars. Chad Henne or whoever is at quarterback will have to put up a lot of points to keep this one close.