After a record breaking week 1 performance, the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line fell back to earth a bit in week 2 against an above-average Tennessee Titans offensive line. The disparity in talent between the opposing offensive lines in week 1 and 2 was staggering, and things should even out on Sunday with Ravens.
The Ravens generally have a solid offensive line, but they will be without All Pro guard Marshall Yanda for the rest of the year. The interior of the line should be vulnerable, which means Malik Jackson and Calais Campbell should have a field day.
The other side of the coin here is the quarterback, where Joe Flacco – who is normally already a statue in the pocket – is still recovering from a back injury and doesn’t look very spry so far two weeks into the regular season.
The Baltimore offense hasn’t been impressive this year, but they’ve done enough against some poor competition to win two weeks in a row. This should be their toughest game and I expect Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash to dial up some blitzes and get to Flacco early and often in this contest. Expect 3 or so sacks at least for the Jaguars.