Here are three keys to victory for the New York Jets against the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.
The New York Jets remain at the friendly confines of MetLife Stadium this week as they welcome Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars to town. The Jets enter the game with a 1-2 record, coming off of a surprising 20-6 drubbing of the Miami Dolphins. For anyone who forgot, the score wasn’t indicative on how the team beat down their Florida rivals. The Jaguars enter this one tied for first in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans at 2-1. Last week, they destroyed the Baltimore Ravens in London, 44-7.
These two teams have met 12 times in the regular and post season with each team winning six. The Jets have taken the last three. The last time the Jets were beaten by the Jaguars was back in November of 2009, when a Josh Scobee field goal as time expired propelled Jacksonville to a 24-22 victory. These two teams last met in 2015 when two Ryan Fitzpatrick TD passes helped New York to a 28-23 victory.
In last week’s victory in London, Blake Bortles was absolutely fantastic. He went 20-31 for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Essentially, he couldn’t miss while putting up a passer rating of 128.2. Add that to the solid start of Leonard Fournette and the Jaguars become formidable. In their two wins, the defense has allowed seven points in each game. This just in, that’s good.
For the Jets, the question is which team we will see. Will we see the team that performed like world beaters against the Dolphins last week? Or will we see the team that was stagnant against the Bills and the Raiders? It could be either one, although this game is a winnable one for New York. As we talked about before, the Jets have had success against the Jaguars. Let’s get started with our three keys to victory.