Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings: Friday Fact or Fiction
By Daniel Lago
One week after facing one of the best defenses in the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars don’t get much of a reprieve as they host the Minnesota Vikings.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-10 and they’ve been particularly disappointing at home, as fans at Everbank Field have yet to see their team win a game or really just look remotely competent since the opening game against the Green Bay Packers.
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Looking back, it’s kind of insane how different the season feels compared to that week 1 loss. After keeping it close against the Packers and failing to capitalize on a chance to win the game at the end, hopes and expectations were still relatively high. The Jaguars just hung with one of the better teams in the league and probably should have beaten them.
Things changed dramatically after the blowout loss to the San Diego Chargers the following week and it’s only gotten worse. Fans probably lost hope at different stages throughout the season, but in the midst of a 7 game losing streak, there isn’t anyone on the planet left who thinks this is a good football team.
The Jaguars actually have a decent matchup this week as they face another offensively challenged team in the Minnesota Vikings. That doesn’t mean much though, as the Jaguars faced a horrible rookie quarterback last week and they still lost soundly to the Denver Broncos. Sam Bradford has spurts of decent play and should be able to move the ball a bit against the Jaguars.
So what’s going to actually happen when the Jaguars host one of the better defenses in the NFL on Sunday? Will they play well or continue to embarrassing themselves? Click ahead to see my “rock solid” predictions: