Predicting every week 18 game that is important to the Jaguars

Vincent Parise
Dec 18, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates winning the game against the Dallas Cowboys at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates winning the game against the Dallas Cowboys at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going into week 18 with a lot on the line. It is a far cry from where most of their seasons have ended up in franchise history.

A chance at a postseason berth is on the line for this awesome group as they enter the final week of the season. It should be incredibly fun to watch for all fans of any team.

Of course, the game that is most important to them is their own game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. If they win the game, they are the AFC South champions.

Winning their own division and securing a home playoff game is the best way to go about things. That way, they don’t have to worry about what anyone else in the league does but themselves.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will play in one of the biggest games of the week.

If the Jaguars did lose to the Titans, however, that does not mean that they are done. There are some other games that are important to them in that they can get some help. This is a prediction about how every game is going to go:

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans

The Jacksonville Jaguars, as mentioned before, control their own destiny with this game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. This is a game that will be played in Jacksonville between two teams headed in completely opposite directions.

In this game, the Jaguars will take advantage of a very injured Titans team in order to claim the AFC South Division. Trevor Lawrence knows that the Titans’ defense has a lot of holes because of injury and will be able to exploit that.

Joshua Dobbs is going to be Tennesse’s quarterback for the second straight week as a result of other injuries. Derek Henry will be back after missing last week so he is sure to be the key to stopping their offense.

If they are able to contain him, it will be hard for the Titans to score enough points to win. Getting a win might depend on it but Jacksonville’s offense should be able to keep up as well.

Final Score Prediction: 28-17 Jaguars

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots

The Buffalo Bills will be playing the New England Patriots less than a week after the scary injury to Damar Hamlin. It has been amazing to see his progress as he seems to be recovering from the horrific scene we witnessed on Monday Night Football.

Now, his teammates are going to be out there trying to secure the number one seed against their biggest rival. New England just isn’t as good as Buffalo and will be defeated in this game which will likely eliminate them from playoff contention.

Final Score Prediction: 34-20 Bills

New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins

These are two teams that both looked destined to be in the postseason around Thanksgiving but have since done a lot of losing.

Now, the New York Jets are eliminated from playoff contention but they can play spoiler. They’d be doing the Jaguars a solid (if Jacksonville loses to Tennessee) by beating the Dolphins but that isn’t going to happen.

Miami is without their quarterback Tua Tagovailoa but they are going to prevail and beat the New York Jets. With the predicted loss that New England will suffer to Buffalo, this will clinch a playoff berth for the Dolphins. However, this would mean that the Jaguars can’t count on the Jets in case they lose.

Final Score Prediction: 17-14 Dolphins

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are eliminated from the postseason and they won’t be winning in week 18 either. If the predictions set here come true, winning this game won’t be enough for the Steelers but they are going to beat the Browns so Mike Tomlin can keep his .500 or better streak going.

Final Score Prediction: 31-14 Steelers

Conclusion for the Jaguars:

Based on these predictions, the Jaguars better just win their own game because it is hard to see the Steelers, Patriots, and Dolphins all losing in the same week.

That would be funny and it is nice that the Jaguars have the tiebreaker over all of them but it is too much to ask. If all of these predictions come true, the Jaguars and Dolphins would fill the final two AFC Wild Card spots with Florida teams.

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