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Without further ado, let’s go week by week and make some win-loss predictions!
Week 1 vs. Indianapolis Colts (1-0) - Win
That’s right, folks. I think we beat the Colts because we have two things in our favor — we’re at home and it’s the first week of the season. Add in the fact that the Colts haven’t beaten the Jaguars in Jacksonville since 2014, I think things look good for an opening season win.
Week 2 at Tennessee Titans (1-1) - Loss
Until we can beat the Titans, we can’t. Derrick Henry is an absolute beast and Ryan Tannehill had our number last year.
Week 3 vs. Miami Dolphins (2-1) - Win
Thursday Night Football! When will Tua Tagovailoa be the starter in Miami? I want as much FITZMAGIC as Ryan Fitzpatrick is willing to give us, but I think on a short week the better roster wins... and that’s Jacksonville.
Week 4 at Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) - Win
I’m four weeks and I sound like such a homer. Listen... Joe Burrow is the real deal but he will struggle in the first half of his rookie season. Go take care of business, Gardner.
Week 5 at Houston Texans (3-2) - Loss
Here’s where the fun stops. Luckily the bye week is in two weeks or else this could be the start of a slide. I think the Jaguars go to the Texans and get mopped. Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback in the AFC South and top-3 in the AFC.
Week 6 vs. Detroit Lions (3-3) - Loss
I think this is one of the most important games of the season. It sets a precedent and establishes a feel in that locker room — will they bounce back or claw their way to a victory over a team that should beat them at home? I think they lose this one.
Week 7 vs. Bye Week (3-3)
Please do not lose against the bye week. Please, Jacksonville. PLEASE.
Week 8 at Los Angeles Chargers (3-4) - Loss
Until the Jaguars can win in a cross-country trip against the Chargers, they can’t. I don’t care that their quarterback is Justin Herbert. I don’t care that they broke their West Coast curse against the (now) Las Vegas Raiders. The shadow of Gus Bradley looms over all.
Week 9 vs. Houston Texans (3-5) - Loss
Like Detroit, this is another important game. If they can win this they can build a playoff run. But... well... umm...
Week 10 at Green Bay Packers (3-6) - Loss
Week 11 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-6) - Win
Why not? No matter who is on the team, the Jaguars seem to always get up for a game against the Steelers. This is the one they should lose but win.
Week 12 vs. Cleveland Browns (5-6) - Win
Am I predicting back-to-back wins late in the seasons? Dear reader, I most certainly AM.
Week 13 at Minnesota Vikings (5-7) - Loss
Minnesota will be mounting a playoff run of their own and a late-season game on the road in Minneapolis does not look promising for a very young offense.
Week 14 vs. Tennessee Titans (5-8) - Loss
The wheels have officially come off.
Week 15 at Baltimore Ravens (5-9) - Loss
I will be betting my mortgage on the Jaguars not covering the spread, which will be at least two touchdowns by this point.
Week 16 vs. Chicago Bears (6-9) - Win
Nice. Also, if Nick Foles is still healthy I have to imagine this defense will absolutely smell blood in the water. And if Mitch Trubisky is playing, my God.
Week 17 at Indianapolis Colts (6-10) - Loss
I think the Colts are the odds on favorite to win the AFC South and they’ll be playing like it in the season finale. We go out with a loss and a big question at quarterback. It is the (Jaguars) way.