5. What’s your prediction for the game?
"I alway hate facing a team coming off their bye week. I feel like that extra week of rest and preparation gives the Jaguars a slight edge in this contest. The Bears offense has been gaining more yardage in recent weeks but it hasn’t been translating into points as the Bears are only averaging 17 points per game, third worst in the league. It might help that the Jaguars defense is allowing nearly 28 points per game. On the other side of the ball, the Bears are giving up over 25 points per game while the Jags score an average of 21 PPG. I think the Bears defense keeps it close, but a costly Connor Barth missed field goal costs the Bears the game. Jaguars 24, Bears 23"
I like the specificity of Mike’s prediction and I certainly like the result. The Jaguars desperately need this game and I agree that it should be close if the Jaguars pull it out. The Jacksonville defense has played better than their PPG would indicate in my opinion, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Bears end up getting their points.
Are the Jaguars going to win this battle of mistfits? Check out my fact or fiction column tomorrow to find out.
Check out my answers to Mike’s questions over at Bear Goggles On.