The Las Vegas Raiders are set to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. This will be a pivotal matchup for both teams, as the Raiders look to keep their playoff hopes alive and the Jaguars look to stay in contention for a wild card spot.
1. Game preview and predictions: Who will come out on top in this AFC matchup?
This AFC matchup will be a close one, with both teams coming into the game evenly matched. The key for either team will be to take advantage of their opportunities and not make any mistakes. I believe that the team who capitalizes on their opportunities the most will come out on top in this game.
2. What to watch for: Key players and matchups to keep an eye on
The key players in this game are the quarterbacks. Both have the ability to make plays with their arm and their legs, so it will be important to keep an eye on them. The other key matchup is the one between the two offensive lines. The Rams have a very good offensive line, but the 49ers have a great one. Whichever team can better protect its quarterback will have a big advantage in this game.
3. How the Jaguars can pull off the upset against the Raiders
The Jaguars will need to play their best game of the season if they want to upset the Raiders. They will need to stop the run and force the Raiders to pass the ball. The Jaguars secondary is good enough to contain the Raiders passing attack. They will also need to pressure Derek Carr and force him into making mistakes. The Jaguars offense will need to be efficient and not turn the ball over. They should look to establish Leonard Fournette early and often. If they can do that, they have a chance to win this game on the road.
4. Grading the Raiders’ and Jaguars’ performances
The Raiders have certainly had their ups and downs this season, but overall I would say they’ve been pretty solid. They started off strong with a big win over the Rams in Week 1, but then they had a bit of a hiccup against the Bills in Week 2. However, they bounced back nicely with a come-from-behind victory over the Ravens in Week 3. So all in all, I’d give them a B+.
As for the Jaguars, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for them as well. They looked great in their opener against the Texans, but then laid an egg against the Titans in Week 2. But they rebounded nicely with an impressive win over the Eagles last week. So I’d say they’re also graded at a B+.
5. Keys to victory for the Raiders in their Week 2 matchup against the Jaguars
The Raiders need to do three things in order to come away with a win against the Jaguars in Week 2: