Will the Jaguars put a two-game losing streak behind them this week in Cincinnati against the Bengals?
This is one of those games that could define the Jacksonville Jaguars season. Facing a hungry and injured Cincinnati Bengals roster that has yet to win a game. It sets up nicely for Jacksonville, a team that even with all the injuries it has suffered lately should win on the road.
This is the NFL and we know anything can happen.
When offensive coordinator John DeFilippo talked to the media on Thursday, he outlined the fact the Jaguars needed to play better on offense, to take advantage of opportunities and to play a better brand of football.
He also explained to the media he is at fault for the team’s lack of offensive production. The Jaguars have been installed as a favorite for this game, but if the play under center and the run game cannot get going on the road, it could lead to a loss when the team needs a victory badly to remain in the playoff picture in the AFC South.
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Our staff here at Black and Teal once again make our predictions for Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Lorenzino Estrada – After a horrendous offensive performance last week against the New Orleans Saints, Gardner Minshew and company travel to Cincinnati to take on a banged-up Bengals squad. Minshew will have a field day against a secondary without William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick.
On the other side of the ball, Jacksonville’s defense will look to stop the talents of Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd. No game in the NFL is easy, but Jacksonville can’t miss out on an opportunity like this. Jaguars win 24-10.
David Levin – This is a game the Jaguars must win if they want to have a chance at playing in the postseason. It’s also a game that Minshew must show he can bounce back and have a solid game.
If the defense does its job and can rush Andy Dalton at will, this could also be one of those games where the unit grabs eight sacks. All eyes will be on Tre Herndon, the team’s new starting cornerback. The Jaguars win this one running away. Jaguars 34 Bengals 10.
Anthony Robertson – The Jaguars are facing a team that has struggled mightily throughout this season. They do have the talent and they aren’t a team that should be taken lightly, however, Jacksonville is coming off two tough losses in a row and are hungry for a victory.
I expect both sides of the ball to finally sync up and perform well. If the Jaguars come into this game expecting a win and don’t put forth much effort then there is a chance the Bengals pull off the upset. If Jacksonville comes out with a lot of fight and passion then I expect the Jags to dominate. Jaguars 28 Bengals 14.
Jennifer Shatzer – I think our entire team is going to fore on all cylinders this weekend. Our defense is going to pull together after the finale of the Ramsey trade. Gardner Minshew is coming hard this week, DJ Chark is going to have his best week yet. Jaguars 28 Bengals 3.
Kathy Clark – The Jaguars are playing a “should win” game this week. The Bengals are 0-6 with very little hope for their season. This game may be an easy victory but beware of complacency. The Jaguars have lost two games in a row and are hungry for a victory. I think the will win. Jaguars 21 Bengals 13.