The Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense will play up to its potential.
4. The Jaguars will have two 100-yard receivers, DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault.
The Jaguars have a well-round wide receiver corps. It might not be a top 10 unit but has talent and depth. In Week 1, Jacksonville had three receivers log 50 yards or more. Against the Broncos, that will number go up and both DJ Chark Jr. and Laviska Shenault Jr. will cross the 100-yard mark.
The Broncos have a couple of formidable safeties in Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson but they recently placed cornerback Ronald Darby on the Injured/Reserve list. Darby’s absence will incentivize the Jaguars to test Denver’s secondary and taking a few shots downfield early in the game.
5. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence will throw two touchdowns with NO interceptions.
There are many things to like about Trevor Lawrence’s NFL debut, such as his pocket-awareness and the fact that he threw three touchdown passes. On the other hand, he showed he still has a long way to go. Specifically, he needs to make better decisions, as he also threw three interceptions in Week 1.
After the game, Lawrence told the media he could have made better decisions in retrospect, and he will certainly build upon his Week 1 performance and play better against the Broncos. He will throw one less touchdown but he will cut down on the interceptions. Head coach Urban Meyer committed to getting running back James Robinson more involved and having a more balanced game plan will go a long way towards taking some pressure off the rookie quarterback’s shoulder. This in turn will help him play mistake-free.