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6 bold predictions for Jaguars vs. Patriots

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are minutes away from their home opener against the New England Patriots!

Before the game begins, we wanted to ask the Big Cat Country team (and you!) a simple question:

“How will the Jaguars do against the Patriots today?”

Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC)

The Jaguars are gonna win, baby.

Jaguars win 27-20

Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake)

Couldn’t agree more, Alfie.

Jaguars win 26-20

Jon Kirland (@BCBCouch)

“Good Blake” tends to show up when we least expect him to, and I think for all the hoopla surrounding whether or not Fournette plays it will end up being a moot point, as “Good Blake” plays a Seahawks-like game and Jaguars melt the Patriots away.

Jaguars win 27-16

Ryan O’Bleness (@ryanobleness)

I expect this to be another hard-fought, close game throughout its entirety. Both teams are dealing with injuries at the running back position, so whichever team can control the line of scrimmage, control the clock and limit mistakes despite the injuries will be in prime position for a victory. With all of that said, I feel that the Jaguars still have something to prove. In front of a huge home crowd, I think Jacksonville gets it done late in the contest.

Jaguars win 27-24

Brian Fullford (@iambwf)

This game is about one thing, and one thing only: Discipline. The machine that is the New England Patriots will thrive off everything the Jaguars do wrong, and the Jaguars cannot find themselves dropping passes, missing reads, and committing penalties that negate advancement. I trust the coaching staff to learn from their AFCC game mistakes.

I do not trust the Patriots offensive line to protect Tom Brady. Yannick Ngakoue, who missed a bulk of the AFCC game will dominate like he did last week. Also, look for Dante Fowler to play for respect. Jaguars get six sacks and two interceptions.

Remember Brady’s game against the Denver Broncos in the 2015 playoffs? This will be his worst game since then.

Jaguars win 27-17

Filip Prus (@JaxonFil)

If there was ever a time to beat the Patriots, the time is now. Sure, there is a long season ahead of us with fourteen more games, but if not now, then when? Expect a lot of field goals in this one, and I’m visualizing a two minute drill situation for Bortles where he does just enough with his legs to get the Jaguars in field goal range for a game winning Lambo kick.

Jaguars win 16-13

What do you think? Got any predictions for the Jaguars vs. Giants game? What do you think the final score will be? Let us know in the comments below!