The full schedule for the 2022 NFL season is out and the Jacksonville Jaguars got a mixed slate. Some of their games fall under the winnable category while others seem like a nearly impossible task.
On the bright side, the Jags spent the offseason making upgrades to most positional groups, so they should be well equipped to face the challenges that await them this upcoming season. So how many wins will they rack up in 2022? Glad you ask, here’s an impulsive game-by-game prediction of the Jaguars’ 2022 schedule.
Predicting every game on the Jaguars schedule in 2022.
Week 1 @ Washington Commanders: 27-17 Win
Back in 2020, the Jaguars won the season opener but went on to lose 15th straight games. Last year, they managed to get their first victory until Week 6. This year though, they will beat the Commanders in the season opener. A couple of months ago, this looked like an inconsequential game, or at least, one without a juice headline. However, things quickly change in the NFL, and the Jags and head coach Doug Pederson will be thrilled to come out of FedEx Field with their first “W” of the year.
Earlier this year, Washington called every club in the league to see if they could trade for a quarterback. In the end, they managed to acquire Carson Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts. The Jaguars already expressed their eagerness to play against Wentz, who was the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles when Pederson was the head coach.
Jacksonville beat the Wentz-led Colts in last season’s finale and knocked them out of playoff contention. They surely can’t wait to hand him another loss. Similarly, Pederson will have a chance to show that he’s better off without his former pupil.
Week 2 vs. Colts: 24-21 Win
The Jaguars haven’t won back-to-back games since 2019, and that’s not a streak any team should be proud of. However, they will buck the trend in 2022 by beating the Colts in their first home game of the 2022 season. Indy will be better now that Matt Ryan is playing quarterback but that won’t be enough to win at TIAA Bank Field for the first time since 2014.
This will be a close game but the Jaguars’ revamped defense wil make enough plays to stop running back Jonathan Taylor and the Colts’ passing game.