It’s understandable if you feel let down heading into Week 12. After all, the Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a two-game losing streak, and the win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 9 seems like a distant memory.
On the bright side, the Jags will have a chance to put an end to the aforementioned streak. They will welcome an Atlanta Falcons team that had a hard time scoring over the last two weeks, mustering a combined three points. Their defense isn’t doing much better and ranks near the cellar of the NFL in points scored, so the stage is set for the Jaguars to get back to the win column.
Here are five bold predictions for the game against Atlanta in Week 12.
1. Dan Arnold will have 100-plus receiving yards against the Falcons.
Tight end Dan Arnold wasn’t targeted even once against the Niners even though he’s one of the Jaguars’ most dynamic players. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell told the local media that the team’s inability to get Arnold the ball is on him. So now that he’s accepted it, he needs to take the necessary steps to mend the issue Sunday.
Arnold was targeted seven times or more in four of the last five games before Week 11. With Jamal Agnew out for the year with a hip injury, expect the tight end to get eight to ten targets and register his first 100-yard game and his first receiving touchdown as a member of the Jaguars. The offense is lacking playmakers, so Trevor Lawrence will lean on Arnold.