The Jacksonville Jaguars will dominate the trenches.
1. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive line won’t allow any sacks.
Heading into the regular season, the offensive line looked like one of the Jaguars’ biggest weakness but that hasn’t been the case over the last two games. Sure, right guard A.J. Cann allowed seven pressures in Week 1 but other than that, the unit has played pretty well.
The Jaguars will likely make changes to the offensive line next week but their current group is getting the job done. Center Brandon Linder did not participate in Wednesday’s practice and Cann was limited. It’s uncertain if they will suit up Sunday but if they don’t, Tyler Shatley and Ben Bartch will take their place in the lineup up. Both have proven to be capable replacements, and the bunch won’t miss a beat.
Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones will be tough to slow down but the Jaguars’ offensive line kept Von Miller in check last week. Expect Jacksonville to keep Trevor Lawrence’s jersey clean.
2. The Jaguars’ front seven will register four sacks.
The one thing the Jaguars have been doing well in 2021 is pressuring the quarterback. They logged three sacks in Week 2 after recording just one in the season opener. They will continue trending up against Arizona. Josh Allen will record his third and fourth sack of the year in Week 3.
EDGE rusher Dawuane Smoot led the team in pressures against the Broncos, he will continue wreaking havoc up front and will get his first takedown of the year. Defensive end DaVon Hamilton will post the fourth sack.