Monday Night Football kicks off tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET as your Jacksonville Jaguars host the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Stadium. The Jags are 10-point favorites, according to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, and the total is set at 40 points.
The biggest thing I’m watching for tonight is the performance of Jacksonville’s star players under a national spotlight. From Josh Allen to Calvin Ridley to Foye Oluokun to Walker Little, almost every Jaguar has the chance to sway public opinions tonight.
Like every other game, the player I’m most interested in watching is the quarterback. Can Trevor Lawrence stay hot (626 passing yards, 6 total touchdowns in his past two games) or will Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo have something up his sleeve? Cincinnati has been one of the more susceptible defenses this season, but Anarumo is one of the best coaches in the league at game-planning against elite passers.
Lawrence’s production in the red zone tonight could be the difference between national viewers realizing his greatness or remaining underwhelmed by the former first-overall pick.
Here are our staff’s picks for tonight’s game.
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