Jaguars Over/Under Win Total
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - After revamping their roster the last two years under Gus Bradley, are the Jaguars in store for more wins this year than they had in 2013?
After what many viewed as a successful offseason, the Jaguars are projected to exceed their win total in 2013, by one-half of a game. Essentially, the Jaguars can possibly win five games. This may be a bit optimistic.
The Jaguars fared well in the draft, landing quarterback Blake Bortles with the number three pick overall. However, they could have been more resourceful with their selection and taken a more explosive playmaker, such as Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans. Johnny Manziel was on the board as well, as his lust for the limelight and charismatic appeal would have placed much maligned Jaguars fans in the seats and boosted attendance.
The Jags picked up some scraps from the defending champion Seattle Seahawks’ table when they signed Chris Clemons and Red Bryant. Add Ziggy Hood and Jason Babin and they seemingly have a fairly talented defensive line.
Here’s the problem: The Jaguars have no playmakers on offense. Not one. Their best weapon is Mike Brown. Brown is a No. 3 or No. 4 wideout on most teams and does not command double teams or bracket coverage. Furthermore, the defensive secondary for Jacksonville is suspicious.
All that Jacksonville can boast is their finely crafted defensive line, which may be overworked in 2013. The Jags have a tough schedule as well. They will lose to Indianapolis and Houston both times.
Additionally, it is imperceptible for Jacksonville to withstand the onslaught of Philadelphia’s offense or Washington’s for that matter. A trip to San Diego will end in disappointment as well. Perhaps the Jags steal a couple from an unprepared Dallas, disorganized Miami or from a Tennessee team that is in flux itself. Prediction: 3-13.
Free NFL Picks – Take the Jacksonville Jaguars to win LESS than 4 games.