The Jacksonville Jaguars are not playing a trap game against the Baltimore Ravens. This isn't even simply an unlikely game that the Jaguars could possibly pull out. It's a game against a team at home with a great running game, the best pass-rushing tandem in the game in Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, and a solid run defense.
But there are a few Jaguars players who could take advantage of their matchups and surprise everyone. Who are they and what could happen at M&T Bank Stadium.
1. Blake Bortles won't throw an interception
In 11 games, Bortles has finished without an interception just once -- in the team's 25-24 comeback victory against the New York Giants. Undoubtedly, the game will fall on Bortles' shoulders because the running game is made up of Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Storm Johnson. But if offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch's gameplan is shorter routes to attack a defense that has missed nine tackles each of the last two games, that could minimize Bortles' potential for a pick.
2. Marqise Lee will have another breakout game
As Matthew Stevens of SB Nation's Baltimore Beatdown said, "The Ravens secondary has been absolutely abysmal at covering guys closely and then even worse at making the tackle after the catch." That's Lee's wheelhouse right there and I think he takes a short pass to the house.
3. The defense will bottle up Justin Forsett
Led by Sen'Derrick Marks and Abry Jones, the interior of the Jaguars defensive line is their strength, and so if any group of guys is going to have a good game it's going to be them and the rest of the run defense. Forsett has run just 27 of his 192 carries (14.1%) to the sideline, meaning it will be the responsibility of the defensive line, and outside linebackers Telvin Smith and Geno Hayes, to stop him. I think they do.