3 potential trap games on the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule
Earlier this week, it seemed like the NFL was going to need to postpone the announcement of the 17-game schedule for the 17-season but there won't be any delays after all and it will be released on Thursday Night at 8:00 p.m. ET. While the Jacksonville Jaguars already found out that they'll be facing the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills as part of the NFL International series, they don't know the order of the rest of their opponents.
Among the teams the Jags will face in 2023 are the San Francisco 49ers, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Kansas City Chiefs, all playoff teams last year. On the other hand, there are clubs that might not look good on paper but could end up giving Jacksonville a headache. Specifically, these three teams have the potential to pull off an upset if the Jags take them lightly
No. 3 trap game on the Jacksonville Jaguars schedule: @ Cleveland Browns
The Browns went 7-10 last year but that was mostly because Deshaun Watson served a suspension early in the season and once he was able to take the field, he was rusty, which is understandable when you take into account that he had not played since 2020.
With ample time to get his groove back, Watson could present a tough challenge for the Jaguars in 2022. If the former Clemson Tiger can play the way he did early in his tenure with the Houston Texans, he will give the Browns a chance to compete week in and week out.
Led by Amari Cooper, Cleveland's wide receiver corps is nothing to joke about and if the Jaguars don't bring their A game to FirstEnergy Stadium, they'll run the risk of leaving with a loss.