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Jaguars vs. Jets: Individual matchups that could decide the game

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The Jaguars are back after their bye week and face the New York Jets today. Which individual matchups will impact the outcome of the game?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have had some time to rest and make adjustments throughout their bye week, and now it's back to work, as they travel to face the New York Jets.

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 Chris Ivory vs. the Jaguars front 7, Blake Bortles vs. the Jets secondary, and more.

In the Jaguars game against the Bills two weeks ago, my matchup of the game was the Jaguars defense vs. EJ Manuel. The Jaguars won by creating three turnovers directly off of Manuel: two interceptions and a fumble.

My matchup of the game is Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson vs. Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Allen Robinson vs. Darrelle Revis

Allen Robinson has established himself as the Jaguars' number one wide receiver this year, as many predicted he would before the season even started. Robinson has 34 receptions for 586 yards and six touchdowns through seven games. One very intriguing stat of Robinson's is that out of his 34 receptions this year, 14 of them have gone for more than 20 yards, which ranks first in the NFL in that category.

Robinson will face a challenge against the Jets, as he will be covered by future hall of fame cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis has intercepted 26 passes in his nine year career, as well as defended 126 passes. This year alone, Revis has three interceptions and three defended passes through seven games.

How Robinson can win this matchup

Robinson, as I said before, has established himself as the Jaguars' primary receiver. However, he will be facing his toughest challenge of the season, and probably of his career to date, in Darrelle Revis.

If Robinson can break open and get past Revis' coverage, he can be used as a deep threat against the Jets, which will open up a real passing attack, and ultimately help the Jaguars win the game.