The Jacksonville Jaguars will get their offense going against the Bears.
4. Laviska Shenault will have a big role in the running game.
Rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. has carried the ball more times than running back Dare Ogunbowale in 2020. Some of that has to do with Shenault’s playmaking prowess, but the Jaguars’ lack of depth in their running back room is another reason why.
Ogunbowale has carried the ball four times this season while could have a big role if James Robinson, who is dealing with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable, doesn’t dress up. On the other hand, expect Jacksonville the feature the Colorado standout in the running game and feed him the ball throughout the game. Don’t be surprised if he finishes the game with more than 50 rushing yards.
5. Gardner Minshew will throw three touchdowns
Knowing that his future is at stake, quarterback Garner Minshew II will throw three touchdowns. He achieved the feat in back-to-back weeks at the beginning of the season, and he will do it once again in Week 16.
The Jaguars will likely select a quarterback early in next year’s draft, so it’s uncertain what they will do with Minshew in the offseason. Nevertheless, the sophomore quarterback will put some good film for other teams to see in case Jacksonville decides to part ways with him in the offseason.
Note: The Jaguars announced after this article was published that Mike Glennon will be the team’s starting quarterback versus the Bears.