The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. The team is still reeling from a heartbreaking loss in London to the Broncos and desperately needs a win. The Stadium Rant staff has gathered to share predictions of how they think this game will shake out.
Joseph Beitler: Raiders 21, Jaguars 17
I haven’t watched much of either team, but the Jags’ secondary has been unimpressive, and their defensive line has been inconsistent at best. The Jags match up well on offense, but their offensive line worries me. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to a great game!
For more from Josh Beitler, visit Steeler Report.
Daniel O’Brien: Jaguars 21, Raiders 17
The Raiders’ offensive line is awful, and the team is out of sync offensively. The Jags aren’t so hot either, but Lawrence should be able to move the ball and put up some points on a bad Raiders defense. In addition, the Jags’ defensive line will have a solid stand to win the game.
For more from Daniel O’Brien, visit Fly Eagles Nation.
Pat Keefe: Raiders 31, Jaguars 24
The house wins when another game that nobody expects to hit the over becomes a shootout. The Raiders come into this game at rock bottom after scoring zero points last week and will look to shut down more than a handful of detractors. The Jaguars will continue to fight valiantly as they have all season, but it won’t be enough. Trevor Lawrence throws a few key interceptions and costs the Jags their afternoon in a challenging, close-fought battle. Everyone honestly expected more from these two teams since the offseason.
For more from Pat Keefe, visit Gillette Gazette.
Meghan Hall: Jaguars 28, Raiders 25
The Raiders are a hot mess express. The sky is practically falling in Vegas with McDaniels at the helms and Derrick Carr and Davante Adams out of sync. I didn’t think it was possible to look worse than they already have weekly, but somehow, the Raiders have proven me wrong. Next, I have the Jaguars at home, winning a close one. The defense has looked very inconsistent, but I see this as a prime opportunity to capitalize on a team that is also struggling.
For more from Meghan Hall, visit Indy Intercept.