OLB Josh Allen vs. Bills, other statistical matchups for the Jaguars 2nd London game

A weekly statistical deep-dive previewing the Jaguars upcoming matchup, some offensive and defensive trends to keep an eye on, and key matchups!
Buffalo Bills v Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Jacksonville Jaguars look to complete the first ever 2-0 sweep in London following their best all-around performance of the season last week. They will be the away team in Tottenham Hotspur stadium as the Buffalo Bills look to carry the momentum from their 48-20 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins.

Both teams will see some changes in personnel this week. For the Jaguars, Cam Robinson returns from suspension while Jamal Agnew and Zay Jones both look ready to return from injury. For the Bills, they lose Tre’Davious White for the season, while Jordan Poyer looks ready to provide some relief in the secondary. All eyes will be on Von Miller who is hoping to return from his season-ending ACL tear from last season.

How the Jaguars offense can exploit an injured Bills defense

The Bills have been above-average in pass defense this year, with Matt Milano and company shutting down running backs and most short-yardage pass plays. With White’s injury, expect the Jaguars to turn back to Calvin Ridley in the passing game with some deep shots.

The Bills have been vulnerable on the ground, giving up over 100 yards in three out of the four games. The Jaguars have already been effective rushing to the outside and with Cam Robinson’s return, expect the outside rushing game to be an early emphasis in this game.

Where the Jaguars defense can try to stop the Bills offense

All eyes will be on the Josh Allen vs. Josh Allen matchup that led to a 9-6 victory by the Jaguars in 2021. However, the combination of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis came alive last week against a hampered Dolphins secondary. With Andre Cisco likely coming down to help against James Cook and Josh Allen, Rayshawn Jenkins will need to stay disciplined to help break up the deep passes.

Except for last week, the Jaguars have been effective stopping the run. With Devin Lloyd missing his second-straight game, I would expect the Bills to use Cook and Allen’s legs early, sprinkling in designed screens. This will be a big test to see where the Jaguars defense really stands against a strong offensive team.

Keep an eye out for the statistical recap next week and Go Jags!

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