The Jaguars will win the turnover margin: FICTION
This is almost too easy, but I’d like to nail at least one prediction.
If there’s one thing the Jaguars do as well as turn the ball over, it’s not create turnovers. Look no further than the comical dropped interception last week. After a horrific deep throw by Paxton Lynch that Jalen Ramsey tipped into the air, Tashaun Gipson decided to throw the ball to the ground Ala Andy Samberg in the “Threw it on the ground” music video.
Even if the Jacksonville defense does force a turnover, this prediction would still require the offense to protect the ball. That’s not going to happen.
There’s not much to analyze about this matchup, mostly because it starts and ends with the head coaches. Mike Zimmer is a good head coach who has shown he can gameplan and win despite some roster limitations. Gus Bradley has emphatically and consistently shown he is incapable of beating a winning team. The Vikings are a good team, therefore it is literally impossible for Gus Bradley to win.
I don’t think this will be a shootout or a particularly fun game to watch, even if you are a Vikings fan. The Jaguars will fail as the spoilers yet again, and they’ll leave a bad taste in the home fans’ mouths.
PREDICTION: Vikings 20 – Jaguars 9