The Jacksonville Jaguars will welcome the San Francisco 49ers at EverBank Stadium in Week 10. In theory, having a home-field advantage should give the Jags an edge but they've gone 2-2 in such games this season. Trevor Lawrence, for one, thinks that needs to change.
Lawrence met with the local media Wednesday and talked about the importance of winning at home moving forward.
"We've been really successful on the road this year," Lawrence said. "We need to start winning at home more and that's a big part of you know, with our fans as well. That's what they're looking forward to seeing, so we just need all we can get all that home-field advantage.
As Lawrence noted, the Jags have traveled well, going 4-0 on the road this season. However, they're just 2-2 at home and one of those games was in London, so they're technically 1-2. The good news is that they'll have an opportunity to improve that record when they play the 49ers. With this in mind, here are five bold predictions for Sunday's bout.
5. Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley will torch the 49ers secondary, get 100+ yards and 1 TD
Wide receiver Calvin Ridley has done a good job of drawing coverage away from his teammates, which in turn has helped them find favorable matchups. On the other hand, Ridley hasn't been nearly as productive as he was expected to be, registering 100 reciving yards or more twice this season.
The 49ers' secondary hasn't played particularly well this season. Offensive coordinator Press Taylor will look for ways to exploit this matchup and get Ridley involved early on. This will lead to his third 100-yard game of the year.