Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Minnesota Vikings: Friday Fact or Fiction
The Vikings will score a defense/special teams touchdown: FACT
The Jacksonville Jaguars are not good at many things, but one of the things you can almost always count on is an unconventional touchdown by the opposing team. This year, the specialty has been a pick 6 or a punt return touchdown.
Unfortunately, both of those are in play this Sunday.
Blake Bortles is one of the most generous quarterbacks in the league, and he faces a defense with a fierce pass rush and a very good secondary. With Allen Robinson struggling as well (and tipping passes to opposing defenders), it’s almost an afterthought that Blake will throw an interception. There’s a reasonable chance that it gets returned for a touchdown.
On special teams, the Vikings trot out one of the more dynamic returners in Cordarrelle Patterson. He’s been a massive disappointment as a wide receiver, but he can still change the game with the ball in his hands. The Jaguars punt coverage has been abysmal for the entire season, and even the great Brad Nortman has had issues with punt placement.
Maybe the Jaguars will give up a defensive TD and a punt return TD. But I’ll go ahead and say at least one will happen.