Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence will be unfazed by Giants blitz, other predictions for Week 7
The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off three straight losses, so it’s hard to pull for them even though they’re favored to beat the New York Giants in Week 7. Then again, maybe they needed to experience how losing feels like for them to put it all together and get back on top of the AFC South.
Even though the Jaguars look like the more well-rounded team of the two, they can’t afford to look down on a Giants team that might not be as good as their 4-1 record suggest but has managed to find ways to win.
The last time Jacksonville underestimated an opponent, they lost to a previously winless Houston Texans team in Week 5. But if they can play complementary football against the G-Men, they could put an end to their losing skid. With that in mind, here are five realistic predictions for Week 7.
5. Shaquill Griffin will bounce back and log one INT vs. the Giants
To say cornerback Shaquill Griffin struggled against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7 is an understatement. Looking back, it seems like Indy’s game plan consisted of Matt Ryan throwing the ball to whoever was being covered by Griffin. On the bright side, the veteran cornerback will have a chance to bounce back against the Giants.
After the Jags’ loss to the Colts, Griffin said this isn’t his first rodeo and knows he’s got the skills to rebound. Working in his favor is that the Giants’ wide receiver corps isn’t particularly stacked with talent, which will allow the former UCF Knight to get back on track.
Heading into Week 7, no Giants wide receiver has caught more than 20 passes. Sure, their offense is built around running back Saquon Barkley but the group won’t be putting a scare on opposing teams anytime soon. This should help Griffin his first interception as a member of the Jaguars. He did not practice Thursday but he should be good to go Sunday.