THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS PLAY A MUST WIN GAME AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES RAMS THIS SUNDAY AT EVERBANK FIELD.
The Jacksonville Jaguars must win this Sunday when they play the Los Angeles Rams. Although the season is young the Jags play their first must win game this Sunday. The Jags must win this game for several reasons. First, they need to end the issue of only odd numbered game wins. Next, they must maintain their lead in the AFC South division. Finally, they must continue their winning ways to be part of the national sports media conversation.
THEY NEED TO WIN AN EVEN NUMBERED GAME
The Jaguars need to win an even numbered game and this is a good week to start. To date the Jags have won odd numbered games and lost even numbered games. Should this continue it could become a distraction for the players. The Jaguars players don’t need any distractions right now.
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THEY NEED TO MAINTAIN THEIR DIVISION LEAD
Next, they must continue to lead their division. The surest way to make the playoffs is to win your division. Moreover the Jaguars are currently atop the AFC South. Almost nobody would have thought this possible after an uninspired preseason but the other division teams have issues and the Jaguars have an excellent chance to win the division.
THE JAGUARS NEED TO INCREASE NATIONAL SPORTS MEDIA ATTENTION
Finally, the Jaguars need more attention from the national sports media. The Jaguars currently have no former players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There are several deserving candidates but the small market combined with the lack of national exposure hurts their chances. In addition, the current players do not get enough national exposure. This lack of publicity on a national level makes it difficult for Jag players to be nominated to the Pro Bowl or considered for All Pro recognition. Recognition and winning are the keys to future Hall of Fame selection.
The Jaguars will lose the stigma of winning only odd numbered games. In addition they can be in first place in their division. Most importantly they will be discussed by the national media on the radio and on television. This adds to the fan base and insure publicity for current and former players. Winning solves a multitude of problems.