No. 4 Jaguars player that must shine vs. Rams – James Robinson, RB
The Jaguars aren’t built to throw the ball 50 times per game. They could try it but the results wouldn’t be great. On the other hand, they are good at running the game, which is something they must do in Week 13. James Robinson is still dealing with the heel injury he suffered in Week 8 but toted the rock 17 times against the Falcons after getting just 12 carries in each of the two games before.
Robinson once again was again limited in practice this week but it may be a cautionary measure to ensure he’s as healthy as possible Sunday. Last week, he was on the sidelines for a key drive in the first half. The coaching staff can’t repeat the same mistake and must put him on the field as much as possible if he is full-go.
No. 5 Jaguars player that must shine vs. Rams – Trevor Lawrence, QB
Trevor Lawrence ended his touchdown against the Falcons after not throwing one in the previous three games. He also had 228 passing yards, his highest mark since Week 8. The former Clemson Tiger also threw an interception last week but has generally made good decisions with the ball.
Lawrence will have to have another solid game against a talented Rams defense that ranks ninth in yards allowed and second in points surrendered. On the other hand, the wide receivers need to get open, and the offensive line needs to give them time to throw, which is going to be difficult against defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and edge rushers Von Miller and Leonard Floyd.