The Jaguars defense will have more than 3 sacks: FICTION
The Jaguars have been trying to find an answer to their pass rush woes since the mid-2000s and they may have finally figured something out. It took some enormous investments (2 high priced free agents in Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell, and two high draft picks in Dante Fowler Jr. and Yannick Ngakoue) but it’s starting to pay off.
That being said, 10 sacks is an anomaly. The Jaguars have a much improved defense but I don’t think they are going to take down a mobile quarterback like Mariota more than 3 times with that offensive line.
I didn’t think the Jaguars were going to beat the Texans last week but I was shocked and impressed. The team showed a toughness and resiliency that they never had with Gus Bradley and it’s a real credit to Doug Marrone and his staff.
Still, I’m not going to get sucked in just yet. The Jaguars beat a horrendous Texans team with a circus at quarterback. The Jaguars still haven’t shown me that they can beat a good quarterback.
If the Jaguars carry the momentum from that week 1 game against the Texans and take a 2-0 lead in the division, I’ll change my tune. But for now, I’m going to keep asking the Jaguars to prove it.
PREDICTION: Titans 27 – Jaguars 16