5 key matchups for Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5

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4.) James Cook vs. Jaguars’ defensive line

In the last three games, the Bills have developed a run game that has not been all Josh Allen. Running back James Cook has run for 296 yards and got his first touchdown of the season in Week 4 against the Dolphins.

Despite only having one 100+ rushing yard game, he has been a key factor in moving the chains for the Buffalo offense. Through four weeks, he is averaging 14 carries a game so Bills fans should expect Ken Dorsey to keep the running attack going as long as the offensive line is able to hold their blocks. 

The Jaguars’ defense is giving up 94 rushing yards per game, while allowing 100+ rushing yards in two of their four games. Much like last week against Miami, if the Bills are able to win the battle of possession by establishing the run, and getting the Jacksonville defense on their heels, then that puts the pressure on Jacksonville to fight to win rather than take control of the game.

The Jaguars don’t have a bad defense, but they have their weaknesses and Cook should get the opportunities to once again show that the run game goes through him.