The Jaguars offense will face a 24th ranked Vikings defense.
The Vikings defense may be struggling this season but they certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly by the Jaguars’ offense. While the Vikings’ defensive line has been weak, the Jaguars are going to have to keep their eye on that back seven.
Eric Kendricks is the Vikings leading tackler (107) this season and also has three interceptions—tied for best on the team. Eric Kendricks is consistently one of the best players on the Vikings defense. Pro Football Focus even named Kendricks to their All-Pro Team through Week 12. He also has four tackles for loss and five pressures.
Eric Wilson is another impactful linebacker on the Vikings defense and has been impressive so far. In 2020, he has 79 combined tackles, five tackles for loss, and seven QB hits. In addition to that, Wilson also has three interceptions and three sacks.
Anthony Harris is making big strides in the Vikings secondary. He has 73 total tackles and has allowed only three touchdowns and a 60% completion percentage. As Schuyler Callihan noted in his article for Sports Illustrated, “not many folks know about [Harris] or how good he is because of being on a small market team that has been struggling to win games.”
What will it take for the Jaguars?
The Jaguars offense is being carried by rookie running back James Robinson this season. He’s easily their best game plan, especially with how weak the Vikings’ defensive line is. Robinson is already averaging 4.6 yards per attempt and 80.9 yards per game. But it’s going to take a collective effort between Robinson and Mike Glennon, who will start his second game at quarterback for Jacksonville this season, to drive the Jaguars’ offense.
The Jaguars’ offense was more efficient with Glennon at the helm last week and if he puts up another solid performance in week 13, he may earn the starting job for the rest of the season.