While it will be a battle between the two teams on each side of the ball, I'm looking for a specific individual matchup that could potentially make-or-break the game for Jacksonville.
But "individual matchups" does not necessarily mean just two players facing off against each other. It could be Justin Forsett vs. the Jaguars' front 7, Blake Bortles vs. the Ravens secondary, Elvis Dumervil vs. Luke Joeckel, and more.
Last week's matchup of the Jaguars vs. New York Jets game was wide receiver Allen Robinson vs. cornerback Darrelle Revis. Although the Jaguars did not find victory, Allen Robinson won his matchup against one of the best corners to ever play, catching six passes for 121 yards.
My matchup of the week for the Jaguars vs. Ravens game is T.J. Yeldon vs. the Ravens front 7.
T.J. Yeldon vs. the Ravens' front 7:
Yeldon has had himself a pretty successful first year in the NFL, as he has emerged as the Jaguars' No. 1 running back, and has rushed for 470 and a touchdown, as well as had 19 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown.
The Ravens front 7 is led by linebackers Daryl Smith, Courtney Upshaw, Elvis Dumervil and C.J. Mosley. This group of linebackers has combined for a total of 173 tackles this year, and will be a tough matchup for the Jaguars running game.
How T.J. Yeldon can win this matchup:
As I stated before, Yeldon has had himself a good rookie season so far. He has shown patience and elusiveness and has helped the Jaguars move down the field this season. He has established a run game that Jacksonville has been looking to establish since Maurice Jones-Drew was around.
If Yeldon can be elusive at the line of scrimmage and break out into open field against this tough Ravens front 7, he might be able to put points on the board and extend drives for the Jaguars' offense, which is what the team needs if they want to with this game.