Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Football Game Preview


The Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field at 1:00pm this Sunday. In the first week of the regular season, the Jaguars played against the Philadelphia Eagles, losing 34-17. Washington played the Houston Texans and were defeated 17-6. Both Jacksonville and Washington are starting week two of the regular season 0-1.  For the Jaguars to win on Sunday, their best bet is to smother Washington’s offense and prevent their quarterback from being able to throw downfield consistently. The Jaguars’ defense is good at finding ways to sack the quarterback of the opposing team and Washington’s quarterback has shown that he is vulnerable to sacking. Defensive end Red Bryant and the rest of the defense have to work together to try to make the opposing quarterback’s job as difficult as possible.

While Washington struggled offensively last season, the changes made during the offseason and preseason have made the offensive line much more effective. Quarterback Robert Griffin III has to make decisions faster so he can get rid of the ball before he gets sacked. They also have to tighten up their run game if they want to win against the Jaguars.

Jacksonville will be playing on Sunday without guard Austin Pasztor, who is out with a hand injury; tight end Clay Harbor, who is out with a calf injury; and running back Storm Johnson, who is out with an ankle injury. Safety Johnathan Cyprien has been sidelined with a concussion and wide receivers Cecil Shorts III and Marqise Lee are both listed as questionable with hamstring injuries.

Washington is expected to sideline tight end Jordan Reed this week after he suffered an injury in the first quarter last Sunday. Nose tackle Barry Cofield has been placed on short-term injured reserve for at least eight games due to an ankle sprain and nose tackle Chris Neild is out for the season after knee surgery. Linebacker Akeem Jordan and cornerback Tracy Porter are also listed as out for the game against Jacksonville.

Latest Line – Washington is favored to win by 6.

If Washington is hoping to avoid their tenth straight loss, they have a good chance of winning against Jacksonville and breaking the streak.

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