Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 Dolphins to keep an eye on in Week 6

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will play in London in Week 6. Although this may be a business trip for several players, head coach Urban Meyer says that many enjoy traveling to the other side of the pond. The Jags will face off against a Miami Dolphins team that has lost four consecutive games after beating the New England Patriots in the season opener.

There’s no doubt that the Jaguars’ 0-5 record looks (and is) worse than the Phins’ 1-4 but only one win separates but teams. Is Miami realistically better than the Jags? Not really, that’s why Meyer needs to prepare his squad as best as he can because a game that didn’t seem winnable before the start of the season currently looks favorable.

The Dolphins’ offense ranks 31st in the NFL and their defense is 30th in points allowed. Of course, the Jaguars can’t underestimate their opponents. After all, they are far from a powerhouse and haven’t won a single game in 2021. On the other hand, there are a few reasons why they could beat Miami in the NFL International Series.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence keeps getting better every week, and he could have a breakout game at any time. Also, the Jags’ coaching staff figured out that good things happen when you give James Robinson the ball. The same is true for wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., who has registered 50+ yard catches in back-to-back games.

The Jaguars have enough firepower on offense to score points and their defense is coming off a game in which the front seven constantly applied pressure. They have a realistic chance to win this game, but they need to keep an eye on these five Dolphins players.