Jaguars vs. Chargers: Bortles’ first start (Preview)

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, at 4:05 pm EST for Blake Bortles’ first start of the 2014 regular season. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-3 record so far this season, for last place in the AFC South. The Chargers are much better than the Jaguars, no question. The Jaguars do have a chance to shock the world though, with Blake Bortles finally starting for the Jaguars. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Chargers 32, Jaguars 24

With Chad Henne, the Jags are uninspired. With Blake Bortles, the team plays better. This is evident because the Jaguars scored 2 TDs and had a FG in the second half of the game vs. the Colts. Gus Bradley even admitted this after the game. I believe the Jaguars will play better with Bortles on offense. That being said, our defense has been surprisingly horrible after the first half against the Eagles. I believe we will have a closer game, but will still lose.

Key Jaguars Position: Linebackers

Blake Bortles held up against the Colts, as he scrambled and ran and threw for an 82 passer rating. The offensive line can play better with an athletic QB. The linebackers, however, has played below expectations. Paul Posluszny will need to have a better game on Sunday if the Jags want to win the game.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

The Jags need a running game. Toby Gerhart is not a good running back. Bortles can run, Denard Robinson can run. Toby Gerhart can not. He will remain on this list until he shows me otherwise. Prediction: 6 CAR, 24 YDS, 3 REC, 31 YDS.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. He sat out the first two and a half games of the regular season, but threw for over 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in the second half vs. the Colts. He will finally start vs. the Chargers, and we predict he will have 330 yards passing for 3 TDs and 50 yards rushing.

The Final Word

The arrow is finally pointing “up”. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs, however. While the Jaguars will be much better with Bortles, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Chargers, but who knows? Get ready for #BortlesKombat!

Jaguars vs. Colts: Home-Opener Preview

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for the home opener of the 2014 regular season. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-2 record so far this season, tied for last in the AFC South with the Colts. The Colts are much better than the Jaguars, no question. The Jaguars do have a chance to shock the world though. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Colts 35, Jaguars 3

With a horrible second game in 2014 and injuries mounting, the Jaguars will not be able to secure a win Sunday. With that being said, you have to expect the worst from the Jaguars. The offensive line needs to protect Chad Henne if the Jags want to win this game.

Key Jaguars Position: Offensive Line

Chad Henne has proven that he has what it takes to be a starting QB in my mind, but the offensive line is horrible right now and they need to be able to protect Henne against one of the worst pass-rushing defenses in the league.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

While I was tempted to put Luke Bowanko here, Toby Gerhart is the biggest question mark. Will he get 10 yards rushing? 20? Our prediction is 24 yards rushing, with 36 yards receiving. Although the Colts defense is not the best, Toby Gerhart does not have what it takes to be a starting running back. Gerhart is listed as probable for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. He sat out the first two games of the regular season. Chad Henne still gets the nod to start, but with a young offensive line, we could see Bortles sometime this season.

The Final Word

The Jaguars are going down the toilet fast. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs. While the Jaguars are “improving”, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Colts, but who knows? Get ready for the home opener of the 2014 season!

Jaguars Week In Review (Sept. 8-12)

The Jaguars practiced Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week for their match-up versus the Washington Redskins.

INJURY UPDATES

As of Friday, Jaguars S Johnathan Cyprien is officially ruled out against the Redskins. WR Cecil Shorts III is listed as doubtful, according to the team’s official website. RB Toby Gerhart is listed as probable for the game, while CB Alan Ball is questionable.

MICHAEL EGNEW SIGNS WITH TEAM

On Tuesday, the Jaguars signed TE Michael Egnew to the practice squad while waiving TE Reggie Jordan from the squad.

OTHER NEWS

  • RB Toby Gerhart was feeling much better Thursday and Friday this week, according to Head Coach Gus Bradley…
  • Josh Evans will get the start for Cyprien on Sunday…
  • TE Marcedes Lewis will most likely play on Sunday…
  • Blake Bortles will not start for the Jags vs. the Redskins…

The Aftermath: Eagles 34, Jaguars 17

The Jacksonville Jaguars put up a good fight in the first half, but ultimately they fell short at Philadelphia on Sunday, losing 34-17.

Allen Hurns

 The Jaguars fell just short at the end as they played conservative during the second half after 2 TD strikes to rookie free agent Allen Hurns. Chad Henne had a solid game vs. the Eagles, passing for over 260 yards and 2 touchdowns with 0 interceptions, for a passer rating of 89. Marqise Lee had a solid game, catching 6 balls for 62 yards. Allen Robinson had 1 catch for 0 yards. The defense had an outstanding game, picking off Nick Foles and forcing two fumbles (and recovering both!). Toby Gerhart had a rough day, running for just over 40 yards. The Jaguars led 17-0 at halftime but gave up 34 unanswered points in the second half.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Allen Hurns

He caught four balls for 102 yards and two touchdowns… for a nomination for rookie of the week.

BEST SIDE OF BALL: DEFENSE

The offense may have had an outstanding first half, but fell apart during the second. The defense remained consistent and stopped Foles many times. They got worn out late in the game, but you can’t do anything about that.

JOSH SCOBEE

He had a rough day, hitting one for 49 yards out of three. He missed a 50 yard-er and had a 30 yard-er blocked. He made two out of two extra points.

BLAKE BORTLES

Did not play at all during the season opener…

 

We will have more in-depth analysis later during the week, so stay tuned to Generation Teal!

Jaguars vs. Eagles: 2014 Season Opener Preview

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

 

Blake Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a 3-1 record against the Eagles in the regular season, but with the Eagles farther ahead than the Jags in their rebuilding process, who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Eagles 24, Jaguars 14

While the Jaguars are improving in what has been dubbed as “Year Two” under head coach Gus Bradley, the Eagles have a stunning offense compared to the Jags. The defense is key in this match up between the two teams.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

With Cecil Shorts III ruled out against the Eagles, and Chad Henne as the starting quarterback, our focus turns to the running game. The Jaguars need Gerhart to perform like Barry Sanders to have an impact for the Jags. He is filling in after MJD, so remember to keep an eye on him.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. Chad Henne gets the nod to start, but with a young offensive line, we might see Bortles sometime this season.

The Final Word

While the Jaguars are improving, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Eagles, but who knows? Get ready for the 2014 season!