Stopping the pass will be the Jaguars’ biggest priority in Week 13.
As important as it will be for the Jaguars’ defense to stop the Rams from running the ball, slowing down the passing game will be their biggest priority.
Heading into the game, the Jaguars ranks third in passing touchdowns allowed. However, the Rams’ offense ranks eighth in points scored and second in passing touchdowns. Something has to give, and Los Angeles has the edge, as they have enough playmakers to put points in the scoreboard with ease even without wide receiver Robert Woods, who is out of the year.
On the bright side, recently-acquired wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t practice Thursday and was limited the day before. He may end up sitting out the game which could help the Jaguars turn their attention to slowing down Cooper Kupp, tight end Tyler Higbee and Van Jefferson.
Having cornerback Shaquill Griffin for the game would be big. He missed the Falcons’ game after not clearing the concussion protocols. He hasn’t partaken in this week of practice and his status for Sunday remains unclear as of this writing.
Rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell, who had a breakout game in Week 12, has been a limited participant in practice this week. There are no signs he will miss Sunday’s game. If he can play as he did against the Falcons, the Jags’ chances of slowing down the Rams’ potent passing attack will increase.