Do not look past the opponent
Yes, the Jaguars have just two wins on the season. But it’s a deceiving record. Jacksonville has some playmakers.
Allen Robinson is still a stud and Allen Hurns and Chris Ivory are more than capable offensive weapons. Defensively, Jacksonville is stacked with former first-round selections. Whether it’s Jalen Ramsey, Dante Fowler, Prince Amukamara, Jacksonville guys can get the job done, defensively.
Rex Ryan wasn’t blowing smoke when he said the Jaguars were the best two-win team he’s ever seen. They’re no joke as far as two-win teams can be concerned, and can’t be slept on.
Remember when Buffalo was a similar situation last year in London? Yeah, the last thing the Bills want is to lose to Jacksonville with some critical matchups down the road.
It’s key that the Bills score first and put the pressure on Jacksonville early.
Prediction: Bills 31, Jaguars 20
Buffalo’s defense will prove to be too much for Blake Bortles and Co., Sunday.
Bortles can be careless with the football at times, and Buffalo is one of the best defenses in the league when it comes to causing takeaways. The Bills rank 12th in takeaways and fourth in turnover differential.
Facing an inferior opponent like Jacksonville, Sammy Watkins has the perfect opportunity to get his feet wet before a big game in Oakland next week.