There’s always an element of unpredictability when making season predictions. You can have an idea of how a team will fare any given year based on the amount of talent they have on the roster and their coaching staff. On the other hand, variables such as a drop in a player’s performance and injuries could affect any potential projections. Take the Jacksonville Jaguars for example.
This writer thought the Jags were going to be 5-3 after Week 8 based on Trevor Lawrence’s projected leap, the additions the team made in the offseason, and the arrival of head coach Doug Pederson. However, they hold a 2-6 record following a loss to the Denver Broncos and are on the brink of missing the playoffs in 2022.
There are still nine games left in the season, but the Jags would need to put it all together if they want to have a shot at qualifying for the postseason, so how many wins are there in the rest of their schedule? Let’s take a look.
The Jaguars will tie their win totals from 2021 in Week 9
Week 9 vs. Las Vegas Raiders, Win
The Jaguars and the Las Vegas Raiders seemed like potential sleepers before the start of the 2022 season but both clubs have only managed to muster two wins each. The Raiders traded for Davante Adams in the offseason but their offense hasn’t gelled. Similarly, their decision to neglect their defense and the offensive line has come back to haunt them.
On the other hand, the Jaguars are coming off five straight losses and haven’t been able to play complementary football. Las Vegas will give them a chance to do so.