Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos: 5 bold predictions in Week 2

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There’s not much the Jacksonville Jaguars can do about their Week 1 loss to the Houston Texans other than looking at their mistakes and make sure they don’t repeat them when they take on the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

If the Jaguars play up to their potential and avoid shooting themselves on the foot, they will have a legitimate chance to earn their first win of the year. It won’t be easy though, Jacksonville is a 6.0-point underdog ahead of the game, and Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is coming off an efficient performance, scoring two touchdowns with no interceptions. Still, the Jags will be playing at home, which should give them a slight edge.

Here are five bold predictions ahead of the Jaguars’ Week 2 matchup.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars RB James Robinson will total 160 yards.

The Jaguars won’t once again make the mistake of not giving running back James Robinson the ball. In Week 1, they ran the ball just 16 times and the former Redbird racked up11 five carries. It’s true that Jacksonville fell behind early but that doesn’t justify the fact that veteran Carlos Hyde got more carries than Robinson.

Against the Broncos, the Jags will make the second-year running back a big part of their offense. Despite the fact that Denver’s defense allowed just 60 rushing yards against the New York Giants in the season opener, Jacksonville won’t abandon the run. They will keep on pounding the ball and Robinson will break a couple of long-yardage runs. He will finish the game with 30 total touches and 160 yards from scrimmage.