Jaguars schedule prediction, Weeks 9 to 12:
Week 9 @ Las Vegas Raiders: 30-17 Loss
If you thought this was going to be an optimistic projection, you’ll be disappointed. After a relatively easy start, the Jags’ schedule will get considerably harder by the midpoint of the season. The AFC West is arguably the best divison in the league and all their teams are entangled in an arms race.
The Las Vegas Raiders now have one of the best receivers in the league in Davante Adams and Derek Carr has more than enough weapons to put up plenty of points on the scoreboard. The Silver and Black couldn’t beat the Jags in the last game ever at the Oakland Coliseum. They will be looking for payback in 2022 and they will get it.
Week 10 @ Kansas City Chiefs: 36-20 Loss
Things will get only tougher for the Jaguars after Week 9. The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the top teams in the league for the last few seasons and made the Super Bowl in two of the last three years. Even without Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs will have a high-gear offense, in fact, they could be even better after the additions of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and rookie Skyy Moore.
This will be one of the few games the Jaguars will allow 30 points or more. Last season, they were routinely blown out and while they will improve in 2022, they’ve still got a long way to go before they can keep up with powerhouses such as Kansas City.
Week 11 – BYE: The BYE will will stop the bleeding for a bit and will give Jacksonville a chance to rest.
Week 12 @ Baltimore Ravens: 20-16 Loss
The Jaguars aren’t the only team that got better in the offseason, and they will unfortunately find out when they take on the Ravens at TIAA Bank Field. While Baltimore traded a solid wide receiver in Hollywood Brown, they stacked their defense with top-notch talent. They traded up to draft safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 and landed mammoth defensive tackle Travis Jones in the third round.
Moreover, the Ravens signed safety Marcus Williams in free agency, which will make it tough for the Jaguars to move the ball in Week 12. Their defense will do fine early on but it ultimately won’t be able to keep Baltimore’s offense from scoring enough points to win the game.