The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 of the 2015 season. Both teams are hoping to get their second wins after struggling to get even two wins last season.
"Injuries continue to hamper Jacksonville and will be a storyline yet again this week. Tight end Julius Thomas and defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks continue to work their way back from serious injuries. Their status for Sunday’s game remains up in the air. The Jaguars are also likely to be without their leader on defense, veteran linebacker Paul Posluszny. His replacement, undrafted rookie Thurston Armbrister, will be asked to fill a major void in the middle of the Jaguars’ defense."
"If the Jaguars want to win this game then T.J. Yeldon needs to get no less than 20 carries. Establishing the run can also do wonders for quarterback Blake Bortles. If the Jaguars are able to run the ball successfully then it will force the defense to crowd the box which could open up pass plays down the field. The Jaguars are currently rated as the 17th best rushing offense in the league and if they want to be victorious this week, then that stat will have to improve."
"We begin Thursday takeaways with the opponent, which this week means a look at wide receiver. While Jameis Winston has had the turnover issues often associated with rookie quarterbacks, wide receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson remain a sizeable matchup issue for defensive backs – with an emphasis on sizeable. Evans (6-feet-5, 231 pounds) has 10 receptions in the last two games for 133 yards and was targeted 17 times in a seven-reception, 101-yard performance against the Texans in Week 3. Jackson (6-5, 230) has 19 receptions for 292 yards with two touchdowns this season and was targeted 15 times in a 10-reception 147-yard performance last week against Carolina. “These guys have both height and size,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said this week. “They go to both of them. … They use their body very well to shield the defender, so that’s what presents the challenges.”"
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