The AFC South was up for grabs just a few weeks ago. All four teams had a 2-2 record but the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts have taken a serious step back the past two games. On the other hand, the Jacksonville Jaguars have separated themselves from the bunch and have a strong grip on the top spot in the division heading into Week 7.
While the Houston Texans remain in the division race, the Jags will have a chance to widen their lead when they face off against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football. Here are five predictions for the primetime game.
5. Travis Etienne will score 2 TDs vs. the Saints on Thursday Night Football
Although running back Travis Etienne is averaging one yard less than last season, he's still an integral part of the Jaguars' offense. He only mustered 55 rushing yards against the Indianapolis Colts but he reached the end zone twice, giving him a total of four touchdowns the past two games.
With Trevor Lawrence's status for the game in question, the Jaguars' game plan will most likely call for Etienne to get a big workload. Even if he doesn't get lots of yardage early on, he should be getting the ball given his ability to break off big runs. Heading into Week 7, his three rushing touchdowns of 20+ yards lead the league.
Etienne should get plenty of opportunities against the Saints and become the first player in franchise history to score two rushing touchdowns in three games in a row.