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

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense will get back on track in Week 2.

2. Linebacker Myles Jack will register 10 total tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. 

It’s easy to take linebacker Myles Jack for granted. After all, he’s been one of few bright spots on the Jaguars’ defense over the last couple of years. Year in and year out, he shows up on gameday and performs at a high level. He can certainly improve, head coach Urban Meyer has previously said as much.

The case could be made Jack is already playing well, but you always want to push your best players to give their everything. Against the Texans, the sixth-year linebacker posted nine total tackles. In Week 2, he will make ten tackles but he will also make a couple of big plays. He will sack quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and will also force a fumble. The Jaguars’ defense needs to create more turnovers and Jack will lead the way.

3. Shaquill Griffin will snag his first interception of the season.

The Jaguars’ defense started Week 1’s game with a bang, forcing the Texans’ defense to go three-and-out. Things went south afterwards but at least for a drive, the unit played a high level. On the other hand, cornerback Shaquill Griffin had the chance to make an interception in the second play of the game. Imagine he had come with it, it would’ve given Jacksonville’s offense momentum early in the game, and maybe, just maybe, the final score would have been different.

On Wednesday, Griffin talked about needing to come down with that kind of plays. He will do so in Week 2 and will snag his first interception of the year.