Atlanta Falcons: What are key matchups vs. Jacksonville Jaguars?
Dec 6, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) after scoring touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 42-39. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Just a game back on the Colts and Texans, do you think the Jaguars will win the AFC South
DL: My heart says maybe, but my head says no. The only way the Jaguars win the AFC South is if they win their final 3 games and get lucky with the Colts and Texans losing to the Titans. That’s asking a lot, even if you do assume the Jaguars win out. This isn’t the year for the Jaguars, and they would be a comically bad playoff team if they do miraculously win the division.
What will be the key matchup in this game?
DL: The Jacksonville defense has been the culprit in many of the Jaguars’ losses this year and they need to step up this week. Matt Ryan has had his issues this year, but the Jacksonville defense has been a good cure for a QB slump. Philip Rivers came in and decimated the Jaguar secondary after getting shut out the week before.
The key matchup in this game is going to be the Jacksonville defensive line against the Falcons offensive line. The Jaguars have been dreadful rushing the passer and it cost them a few games this year. If they give Matt Ryan time in the pocket to let routes develop then he’ll have a big day.
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