No. 4 Eagle the Jaguars must contain in Week 4: Darius Slay, CB
Cornerback J.C. Jackson wasn’t good to go for the Chargers in Week 3, so you could argue that the Jaguars’ wide receiver corps caught a break in their 38-10 win. However, they will next have to face Darious Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox.
Slay in particular has done a good job of shutting down wide receivers this season. Over the last three weeks, he’s allowed a jaw-dropping passer rating of 30.5. He’s also recorded two interceptions and five pass deflections. There’s no reason to believe his dominant play won’t continue against the Jaguars.
No. 3 Eagle the Jaguars must contain in Week 4: AJ Brown
Just like the Jaguars, the Eagles pulled no punches and tried to make as many impact acquisitions as they could. Besides trading for safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson and signing edge defender Haason Reddick, they also landed wide receiver A.J. Brown and all they had to do was give up a first-round pick in this year’s draft.
So far, trading for Brown is paying off. Right off the bat, the former Tennesse Titans wide receiver has a team-high 20 catches for 309 yards with one touchdown. Along DeVonta Smith, he gives Philly a dynamic duo at wide receiver, one that the Jaguars might have a hard time stopping Sunday.
Keep in mind that the Jags can’t devote too many resources to stopping Smith and Brown. Otherwise, they run the risk of leaving tight end Dallas Goedert uncovered.