5 Jaguars games that should be in primetime in 2022 (but probably won’t)

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There are a few teams that routinely get the primetime treatment, mainly because they’ve been good for a while. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams come to mind, and so do the Buffalo Bills.

Similarly, there are clubs that will often get a favorable slot because they’ve got a national profile. The Dallas Cowboys are one of them. They haven’t made it to the NFC Championship since the 1990s but they got such a big following that the NFL knows fans will tune in to watch them play.

On the other hand, there are teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars. The kind that only gets one primetime game per year if they’re lucky. Even after playing in the AFC Championship in 2017, they only got one and it was one on Thursday night, which doesn’t have the same appeal as playing on either Sunday or Monday Night.

Then again, the Jags have no one to blame but themselves. They haven’t been competitive in a while and nobody wants to tune in to a game only to see a team getting blown out. Sure, they got will face off against the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium on October 30th but the game will be held at 9:30 AM and nobody wants to wake up at such an early time on Sunday Morning.

The opponents for Jaguars in the 2022 season are already set but not the dates. The NFL will announce them on May 12th. Based on their 2021 record, Jacksonville won’t get many primetime games, which is a shame because some of their games figure to have enticing storylines. Here are five that fit that category.