Jaguars vs. Ravens: Cutting down on mistakes and other keys to victory on SNF

• The Jaguars are welcoming the Ravens on Sunday Night Football

• Bouncing back from a 2-game losing skid won't be easy but it's doable

• Here are 3 keys to victory in primetime

Dec 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) and
Dec 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) and / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Get the ball to Evan Engram, Calvin Ridley and Parker Washington

The Jaguars have a wide array of weapons but haven't been able to fully take advantage of them. Whether it's drops, miscommunication, or pass-blocking issues, mistakes have held the passing game back this season.

The Jaguars have cut down on the number of drops in recent weeks but they still pop up every now and then. Trevor Lawrence has also overthrown passes the past few games. Some of it's due to having to get rid of the ball faster than he would like but his decision-making could also be better. Either way, he'll need to be on point Sunday if the Jaguars want to be able to move the ball and put points on the scoreboard.

Calvin Ridley and Zay Jones are coming off underwhelming performances. Parker Washington and tight end Evan Engram have had to pick up the slack the last two games, and having all four playing at full steam would help Trevor Lawrence immensely. This is especially true when you take into account that the Ravens secondary ranks first in the league in touchdowns allowed.

Further complicating things is that safety Kyle Hamilton is poised to play despite being listed as questionable for the bout. Hamilton and Geno Stone, who's logged six interceptions this season, give Baltimore a dynamic safety tandem that will be hard to overcome.

The bottom line is that the Jaguars picked a tough weekend to bounce back. Then again, this game will give them a chance to show they are playoff-bound. Beating the Ravens will take lots of effort: It will be a challenge but it's doable. By playing mistake-free football and avoiding self-inflicted wounds, Jacksonville can get their ninth win of the year.

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