After losing a heartbreaker to the Arizona Cardinals, the Jacksonville Jaguars face a must-win game at home against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are tied for first place in the AFC South with a 7-4 record and they have a very clear track to make the playoffs thanks to an easy schedule and a weak conference.
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If you listened to sports talk radio in Jacksonville however, the sky is falling and the Jaguars are in serious trouble.
Such is life as a Jaguars’ fan. It’s hard to trust this team after a decade of crushing hopes and overall incompetence.
The Jaguars still don’t have a reliable signal caller who can win them games in crunch time, but they do have one of the best defenses of the past decade.
The concerns about the team are real – Blake Bortles has not been good and the running game can’t keep struggling like this – but the Jaguars have enough talent to remain relevant at least into January.
This week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts is a must-win, but not in the strictest sense. The Jaguars can lose this game and still be in the thick of the playoff hunt, but they need to win if they want to be considered a real contender and a team that can make a run in the playoffs.
So what’s going to happen this week? Will the Jacksonville running game and Leonard Fournette finally get back on track? Or will the Indianapolis Colts and Jacoby Brissett get revenge from their embarrassing shutout loss earlier in the season? Click ahead to read my notorious, always correct predictions for week 13: