3 Jacksonville Jaguars Bold Predictions for Week 2
By Max Staley
The Jacksonville Jaguars shocked the NFL world in Week 1, upsetting the Indianapolis Colts, 27-20. Led by Gardner Minshew, it looks like this team could be playing spoiler a bunch in the 2020 season.
So let's take a look at three bold predictions for the Jaguars in their Week 2 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
3. James Robinson Racks Up 100+ Yards From Scrimmage
The Denver Broncos don't have a run game that inspires much fear, but they were beating the Titans on the ground last week. That's good news for James Robinson. Melvin Gordon and Philip Lindsay combined to post 102 yards on the ground on just 22 carries. Robinson should be able to find some running lanes, and he flashed a bit of upside as a receiver as well, turning his lone target into a 28-yard reception.
2. Gardner Minshew Throws for 3+ Touchdowns And 250+ Yards
Gardner Minshew played remarkably well in the opener. He completed 19-of-20 passes for 173 yards and 3 scores. Minshew was incredibly efficient as well, averaging 11.65 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A). Facing a bottom-12 pass defense in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics last year, fans should expect some more Minshew Magic on Sunday.
1. Jacksonville Pulls Off Another Upset
The Jaguars' defense did a really good job of stopping the run last week, holding what looked to be an elite Indianapolis Colts' run game to 20 carries for 76 yards (3.8 per carry). That will be really important against a run-heavy offense like the Titans'. Plus, the news that A.J. Brown is reportedly hobbled only makes things that much harder for Tennessee. If Minshew can lead the offense like we expect him to, Jacksonville has a real shot to start out 2-0.
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