Jaguars versus 49ers: 5 bold predictions for Week 11

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San Francisco 49ers fans watch the game at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Taven Bryan (93) at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports /

2. The Jaguars’ defense will force two turnovers.

Takeaways have been hard to come by for the Jaguars’ defense. They currently rank last in the league with five. That three-turnover performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 was an outlier, as they have forced just two in all their other games.

Even though the Jags’ defense didn’t force a turnover, they still played at a high level in Week 10, constantly forcing the Colts’ offense to punt the ball. That will carry over to Week 11 but they will also force two turnovers. One of them will be a forced fumble by defensive tackle Taven Bryan, who has played the best football of his career in the last three games. He didn’t record a sack but often got the better of guard Quenton Nelson.

Josh Allen is also playing at a high level and has been one of the most dominant pass rushers in the NFL in recent weeks. He will force the other fumble, giving the Jaguars’ offense more chances to score.

3. The Jaguars’ defense will hold 49ers WR Deebo Samuel to less than 60 yards.

Deebo Samuel has become the 49ers’ primary weapon in the passing game, and easy to see why when you look at how much of a difference-maker he is. Against the Los Angeles Rams, one of the best teams in the NFC, he hauled in five receptions for 97 yards and racked up five carries for 36 yards. Moreover, he reached the end zone twice.

Even though the Niners have several talented players on offense, Samuel is the best of them. Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin will most likely cover him most of the game. The 2019 Pro Bowl nod has done a good job of slowing down opposing receivers throughout the season and it won’t be any different in Week 11.