2.) Trevor Lawrence
The young-and-upcoming franchise quarterback for Jacksonville is not off to the best start this season. However, it could be worse as well. In the Jaguars’ two wins this season, Lawrence has had a passer rating of over 100 and completed 75% or more of his throws. In the two losses, Lawrence’s passer rating has been as high as 85, and has had an average completion rate of 60.58%. In addition, Lawrence has been sacked 8 times and fumbled the ball three times this season.
The biggest key factor to contain the Jaguars’ offense is a consistent pass rush and getting into Lawrence’s face. Much like the Dolphins game, if the Buffalo defense is able to lock up the receivers on the outside, and the front four can create a collapsing pocket, Lawrence won’t be able to do much and the offense becomes limited. However, at the same time, Lawrence is able to make plays out of the pocket which makes him a dual threat just as much as Allen.
1.) Josh Allen
It is kind of fitting that while Jacksonville will have to gameplan for quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills will need to gameplan for edge rusher Josh Allen. The last time these two met, it was the Jacksonville Josh Allen who got the best of the other Allen with one sack and an interception. Allen has six sacks on the season (3 in each game of Weeks 1 & 4), as well as 9 QB hits alone.
The Bills have had success the last three weeks with only allowing 4 sacks total, against good pass rushers like Maxx Crosby, Montez Sweat and Chase Young. This offensive line will be tested again by edge rusher Josh Allen as he can wreck an offensive game plan at any time.