Game-by-game predictions for 2023 Jacksonville Jaguars schedule

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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Game-by-Game predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule: Weeks 6 and 7

Week 6 vs. Indianapolis: There are three guarantees in life, death, taxes, and the Jaguars beating Indy at home. Although Indy was one of the top teams in the league when Peyton Manning and later Andrew Luck were behind center, they've come crashing down in recent years and they haven't been able to find a long-term solution at quarterback despite the fact that they've been searching for years.

Maybe Anthony Richardson, the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, ends up being the Colts' franchise quarterback but he might need time before he's ready to rock the NFL. Heck, he might not even play when he visits TIAA Bank Field. In fact, Gardner Minshew might be QB1 for Indianapolis when they travel to Jacksonville.

Although Minshew might feel inclined to show the Jaguars that they made a mistake when they traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021, the truth is that they couldn't pass up the chance to draft Trevor Lawrence, who's quickly becoming one of the top signal-callers in the league. Win

Week 7 @ New Orleans: This will be the Jaguars' first primetime game of the season and it will take place on Thursday Night Football. Derek Carr had success against the Jaguars early in his career but he's lost the last two games he's played against them. Back in 2019, rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew connected with wide receiver Chris Conely twice for two touchdowns and handed the then-Oakland Raiders a loss at their last game ever at The Coliseum.

And last year, Trevor Lawrence mounted a furious comeback to overcome a 13-point deficit and lead the Jaguars to a 27-20 win.

Carr is no longer a member of the Raiders after being kicked to the curve last year. Regardless of the circumstances that led to his release, the former Fresno Bulldog now has a fresh start with the New Orleans Saints and he'll have something he never had in Las Vegas, a top-10 defense. This game could go one way or another but by virtue of having home-field advantage, the Saints will win this one and be 2-2 all-time against Jacksonville. Loss