4 reasons the Jaguars can beat the Saints even if Trevor Lawrence doesn't play

• The Jaguars will play the Saints on Thursday Night Football

• Trevor Lawrence is listed as questionable for the game

• Even without him, the Jags can pull off the win

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates his pass for a touchdown score.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates his pass for a touchdown score. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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1. The Saints are dealing with injuries of their own heading into Thursday Night Football

Even if Trevor Lawrence suits up, there's a chance the Jaguars will be without cornerback Tyson Campbell (hamstring) and right guard Brandon Scherr (ankle), two of their best players. The silver lining is that Jacksonville isn't dealing with as many injuries as New Orleans.

The Saints' injury report heading into Thursday looks bleak. Quarterback Derek Carr sprained his AC a few weeks ago but hasn't missed any time and practiced without limitations Tuesday. On the other hand, New Orleans could be without a handful of key players, starting with linebacker Damarius Davis (knee), who was listed as a non-participant on the injury report.

Offensive guard James Hurst, right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, and tight end Juwan Johnson also missed Tuesday's practice. Offensive guard Andrus Peat, Chris Olave, safety Mathieu, and running back Jamaal Williams, who's missed four games this season, were limited participants.

This means that even with Derek Carr in the fold, the Saints, especially their offensive line, won't be at full strength for Thursday. This potentially gives the Jaguars a slight edge in the trenches, one they'll try to take advantage of.

It's true that the game will be held at the Superdome and the Saints fanbase will make it as loud as possible but the Jaguars have enough talent in place to get their fifth win of the year.

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