Jaguars vs. Texans: 5 bold predictions, including Calvin Ridley going off in Week 12

• The Jaguars will play the Houston Texans in Week 12

• The winner will hold the No. 1 place in the AFC South

• Here are 5 predictions for the game

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) rushes for yards during the second quarter an
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) rushes for yards during the second quarter an / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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No. 2 The Jaguars defense will get 2 interceptions off C.J. Stroud in Week 12

Besides stopping the run, the 2023 Jaguars defense was known for their ability to create turnovers at a high rate. They had tallied a league-high 19 by their BYE but couldn't muster a single one against the San Francisco 49ers. They got back on track against the Titans by scooping a ball Will Levis fumbled in a snap exchange. In Week 12, they get a couple more, this time, they'll intercept C.J. Stroud twice.

Stroud is having one of the best seasons ever by a rookie signal-caller in the NFL. But he's also shown he's vulnerable. Before Week 11, he had only thrown two interceptions. He had three against the Arizona Cardinals. The Jaguars defense surely spent the past days watching tape of the game and making the necessary adjustments to force Stroud into making mistakes.

No. 1 Trevor Lawrence will have 3 TDs, no INTs and over 300 yards vs. the Texans

You have probably heard that stats don't tell the whole story and that's the case for quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who doesn't always put up huge numbers but is frequently putting the Jags in a position to succeed. He's been getting pressured at a high rate, more than any other quarterback in the league but his ability to get rid of the ball has helped mask the team's woes in pass protection.

In Week 11, Steezy Trev showed what he can do when he does get good protection, completing 75 percent of his passes for 262 yards with two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Lawrence will build off of that game, and will once again have a productive outing against the Texans, throwing for 300 yards with three touchdowns, and no interceptions.

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