The Jacksonville Jaguars will open 2015 against the Tennessee Titans after a bye week. The Jaguars will close the season at Houston. Since 2007, Jacksonville has not reached the playoffs. The team has added several free agents, and they own the third overall pick in next week’s draft. But what’s next for the Jaguars? Here are some key players you should be watching. This team could be the most improved by adding one of them.
Cam Newton is a perennial MVP candidate. He has started 62 of 64 regular-season games for the Panthers since 2011. He has rushed for at most 539 yards in each of his seasons and has never been sacked more that 43 times. Blake Bortles, on the other hand, was sacked 55 times last year in 14 games and finished second on the Jaguars’ rushing list with 419 yards. However, this year’s Jaguars quarterback will not be able to win easily against the Patriots. In fact, it would take some serious work to turn a Jaguars loss into a win.
One of the more interesting games on the Jaguars’ schedule is against the Ravens. They face John Harbaugh’s team for the first time, and he’s made some big moves in the off-season. He hired Marc Trestman as his offensive coordinator after the Patriots. He’s also made some other big moves. The Ravens have severed all ties to Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith, while the Jaguars have taken Bernard Pierce off the Ravens’ waiver wire. Despite their loss to the Patriots, this Jaguars team has a lot to look forward to in 2015.
There are a few interesting games on the Jaguars’ schedule, but the team must start the season on a positive note to avoid another 0-4 record. Their opponents include three teams that have won Super Bowls and one team that finished seventh. The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the New England Patriots as well as the Carolina Panthers within a week. The AFC North also includes the Miami Dolphins (Colts), Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
The matchup against Tennessee Titans is another intriguing game on Jaguars’ schedule. The Titans have the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. Although they are coming off a disappointing season, they still have young talent. Delanie Walker led the AFC in receiving yards with 63 receptions for 890 yards and four touchdowns. The matchup is still not finalized, but the Jaguars must make sure they don’t lose any of their young players.
Last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars finished with a record of 5-11. They finished the regular season with a record of 4-4 at home and 0-7 on the road. The Jaguars finished the regular season with a -72 point differential, which was less than expected. The offense of the Jaguars was especially poor in one-score games. They finished 4-6 in one-score and 0-1 in overtime. Their resurgence will be contingent on whether they can play at the top level.