Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers: Keep Your Enemies Close – 5 Questions with Cat Crave

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Jul 31, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback

Blake Bortles

(5) takes the field during training camp workouts at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

5. What’s your take on this match-up and your final prediction?

"Honestly, Bortles has the potential, but the team is too young.  Carolina 31.  Jacksonville 6."

My take:

This gave me a hearty chuckle.

First of all, the Jaguars only scored less than 6 points once in 2014. The offense is significantly improved this year and they are facing a shorthanded Carolina defense. I don’t see how Carolina is going to shut down a Jacksonville offense that has more than enough weapons to get in the red zone consistently.

Second of all, how is Carolina going to score 31 points? Unless Chris is predicting a record breaking game from Stewart or Olsen, Cam Newton doesn’t really have a ton of options around him to help him score points.

Predicting a win is one thing, but saying this is going to be a blowout is just unwarranted confidence in a team that had a losing record in 2014.

Check out my answers to Chris’ questions over at Cat Crave with this link.

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