I do think Jacksonville wins this game and moves on to the divisional round, but I can't see this game finishing by a margin greater than a touchdown, so I'll take the points with the Bills here in what should be an entertaining affair.
As a result, he was overlooked - eventually being picked up by the Baltimore Ravens who recognised his quarterback ability. "I know I have a role in this offense just like everyone else", Murphy said. Jacksonville has a knack for allowing teams to score in crucial points during games, and the defense will have to be fully prepared to initiate lockdown defense in this one. Jalen Ramsey will shut down Kelvin Benjamin. While he stopped short of calling the Jaguars soft over the past several seasons, he did say that toughness was missing from the franchise, whether it was players not fighting through injuries, breaking down mentally at crucial parts of the game or failing to finish games. "This is 12 teams". They are young, hungry, and athletic. A week earlier, Gipson did the same to Cleveland. This team is not a joke. In fact, the Jags were the best pass defense during the regular season. It still has the ability to frustrate any offense - just ask the Patriots. For comparison, the Bills rank penultimate in passing. The Jaguars want to run the ball. Considering the Jags will be playing in the playoffs this Sunday while the Giants will all be sitting on a coach, it's safe to say that Coughlin still has a few football tricks up his sleeve. Not just contain, but stop the run. Well that's these two offenses.
This running game has the Jags as one of the top offenses' in the entire league. Tyrod Taylor got benched for Nathan Peterman in the middle of the year and the fans were actually fine with that and didn't revolt. Tyrod Taylor was sacked on 9.1% of his dropbacks this season, which is the second-highest percentage in the National Football League behind the Colts' Jacoby Brissett (9.3%). Can the third-seeded Jaguars hold serve at home behind the rushing of Leonard Fournette? He didn't get a ton of touches.
Defensively, Buffalo ranks 30th in stopping the run. "A city with Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan masterpieces, Underground Railroad sites and a burgeoning medical campus should not have to fixate on LeSean McCoy's all-purpose yardage". He hasn't practiced this week due to an ankle sprain in the final game of the season.
Buffalo lacks depth at the position a week after backup Travaris Cadet broke his ankle.
McDermott knows his team by now, and he also knows that the underdog role is the way to best get a response out of his team, so I don't blame him for trying to go about his business this way. It's a real weird story. Despite Bills fans vitriol towards Marrone, the Jaguars head coach isn't looking in the rear view.
The Bills snapped the longest postseason drought in USA professional sports by clinching an AFC wild-card berth, so the demand certainly is there.
The Jaguars have been a laughingstock.