Game-by-game predictions for 2023 Jacksonville Jaguars schedule
Game-by-Game predictions for the Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 schedule: Weeks 13 and 14
Week 13 vs. Bengals: For their second primetime game of the year, the Jags will get the Bengals on Monday Night Football, and they'll have the chance to erase a bad memory. You might have heard of the Murphy Law, which states something along the lines of, "If something can go wrong, it will".
That's certainly the way things played out for the Jaguars the last time they played the Cincinnati Bengals. Besides losing wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. and right guard A.J. Cann to season-ending injuries, then-"head coach" Urban Meyer decided to stay around instead of flying back to Jacksonville with the team. Meyer reportedly wanted to spend the weekend with his grandkids but a video of him dancing improperly with a young woman popped up on the internet.
Things got so bad that everyone forgot the Jags lost to Cincy. With Meyer no longer around, the Jaguars have become one of the hottest teams in the league and they should have a favorable shot at disposing of the Bengals at home.
Sure, Cincinnati has a talented quarterback in Joe Burrow but the Jaguars got theirs in Trevor Lawrence. They'll try to outdo each other in what will be dubbed "the battle of the former No. 1 overall picks", even if they won't actually face off on the football field. Win
Week 14 @ Browns: The Cleveland Browns could finally see their investment in quarterback Deshaun Watson pay off. In case you missed it, they traded three first-round selections in exchange for the former Clemson Tiger last offseason. While that seems like a price too steep to pay for a quarterback, it won't matter if the Browns have stability at the position for the next ten years.
Back when Watson was in the AFC South, he was the top quarterback in the division. It's true that Andrew Luck was still with the Colts but he was close to hanging up his cleats, even if nobody knew at the time. If Watson can play the way he did early in his tenure with the Texans, he could give lots of headaches to the Jaguars when they face the Browns.
Last season, the Browns were somewhat competitive without Watson. With him in the lineup, they have the potential to be a formidable foe for the Jags. Loss