The Jacksonville Jaguars pass defense is the best in the league by a pretty significant margin. It’s a combination of their incredible talent at cornerback and some strong pass rushers up front.
Over the first six games, the Jaguars have only let one receiver go for more than 100 yards. That was Antonio Brown and a majority of his yards came off of two blown offensive pass interference calls where the officials missed obvious push offs.
Outside of Brown, the Jaguars haven’t allowed a receiver to catch for more than 70 yards.
T.Y. Hilton presents a unique challenge this week for the pass defense. He’s a receiver who can line up anywhere, but he can do a lot of damage in the slot. The Jaguars are weakest in the slot – even though Aaron Colvin is a fine cornerback, he’s the easiest spot to attack on this defense.
If the Jaguars can shut down Hilton, it’s going to be tough for Jacoby Brisset to get yards through the air on this defense.