Jaguars vs. Seahawks: 5 bold predictions for Week 8
2. Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell will snag his first career interception.
Turnovers have been hard to come by for the Jaguars in 2021. They are dead last in the league with just two turnovers, an interception by safety Andrew Wingard and another by cornerback Nevin Lawson. Also, they’ve gone six games without a forced fumble. Defensive coordinator Joe Cullen told the media Thursday they’re working in practice to improve in that area.
Cullen also talked about cornerback Tyson Campbell, who has had an up-and-down rookie campaign. The Georgia Bulldog missed the last two games with a toe injury but will return with the lineup in Week 8.
The Jaguars’ cornerback room could use a boost, and the defense as a whole could benefit from a few big plays. Campbell should be able to provide both in his return and will register the first interception of his NFL career.
3. The Jaguars’ defense will register four sacks.
The Jaguars have done a good job of rushing the passer but they’ve logged just eight sacks this season. Edge rusher Josh Allen currently leads the team with 2.5 and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis is second with 2.0.
Allen’s impact on the field goes beyond sacks — he was responsible for one of the biggest plays in the Jaguars’ win over the Dolphins. However, the Jaguars need more from him and the defensive front. They’ve come close to getting a few sacks in recent weeks. They will finish the job in Week 8 and log a season-high four sacks against the Seahawks.