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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Jacksonville Jaguars absolutely throttled the Indianapolis Colts last weekend 51-16. In that match up quarterback Blake Bortles was able to throw for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns on the day. Making it look easy and taking advantage of the Colts secondary time and time again. Believe it or not the Colts are the division leader tied along with the Houston Texans. So when you see the Jaguars hang 50 points on the Colts you think oh yea the Jaguars are going to catch the Colts and Texans pass them and win this division. That might not be the case though with the Colts and Texans playing each other this week. One of those teams is going to continue their one game advantage while the Jags will be taking on the Falcons. Not a very easy game especially since Atlanta has been frustrated with their struggles lately. They will be looking to take their anger out on the Jaguars who are a very winnable game for the Falcons. While the Jaguars have made tremendous strides this year. You really have to go back to their week 12 loss against the Chargers and their week 13 loss against the Titans. Both of those games were chances for the Jaguars to pull ahead in this division against evenly matched opponents talent wise. Instead the Jaguars stumbled and fell to the position they are in now. Bortles second year development has been impressive but you would really like to see the young quarterback win those games that the team should win. Don’t get me wrong Bortles is one of the games most promising young passers but losses also to the Buccaneers and Dolphins concern you about Bortles consistency winning wise. There will be a small chance with 3 weeks remaining that the Jags can win out and potentially make it to the post season. They will face the Falcons, Saints, and Texans. We will find out a lot about the Jaguars and Bortles ability to over come the odds during those three games. It’s officially sink or swim for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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