Jaguars vs Dolphins: 5 bold predictions for Week 6

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports) /

There are two ways to the Jacksonville Jaguars right now. On one hand, the Jags are making progress and are getting better every week. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is showcasing his talent and has steadily improved over the last five games. The coaching staff is finally giving running back James Robinson the right amount of touches after hardly using him in the first two games of the 2021 season. Also, Laviska Shenault is becoming a more important cog on offense and the defensive front did a good job of pressuring Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill in Week 5.

On the other hand, the Jaguars haven’t won a single game. In spite of the progress they have shown in the last few weeks, they haven’t done enough to get that first victory in 2021. On the bright side, they have been competitive and have kept things close more often than not. Jacksonville is a 3-point underdog ahead of Sunday. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins have lost four consecutive games. There’s a chance they extend their streak to five.

Here are five bold predictions for the Jaguars’ game in London.

1. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense will record five sacks in Week 6.

The Jaguars registered three sacks and 14 total pressures in Week 5. Outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson had his best game of the year, posting a sack, three pressures, and two tackles for a loss. Edge rusher Josh Allen led the team with four pressures and also had half a sack. Dawuane Smoot posted 1.5 sacks and three pressures.

The trio of Chaisson, Allen, and Smoot should have no trouble having a similar performance against a Dolphins’ offensive line that has allowed 16 sacks in 2021. In fact, they will be even better and will help the defense register five sacks.