I Think The Gameplan Has To Be Somewhat Similar To The One Vs. Tennessee On Defense.
Basically, zero in on Fournette and prevent him from running all over us, and then have a QB spy in a lot of plays and FORCE Bortles to win the game with just his arm (don’t let Bortles run a ton, which he is more than capable of doing).
Now obviously, easier said than done, and yes, Jacksonville’s defense is ELITE (so don’t expect a 35-14 scoreline again), but hopefully the offense can put up around 23-27 points this Sunday, and then this "bend but don’t break defense" can keep Bortles and co. to under 17 points.
I mean, PIT did manage to put up 42 points on the Jaguars and as the game went on, they (the Jags) couldn’t really pressure Big Ben. Plus, I imagine our defense will do MUCH BETTER than the Steelers’ defense did today.
Again, won’t be easy, but at home, as long as we keep Fournette from running over us and the offense can put up somewhere in the mid-20s, I like our chances.
The Jags defense does remind me of the 2015 Broncos a lot, but luckily this time around, we’re playing at home and not on the road!
Expecting a close game with a scoreline around 27-17 Pats, with the Pats icing the game on a late FG or something.