Friday, August 29, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Jacksonville Jaguars

We cap out the week and the AFC South with a preview of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jags have continued to improve each season under current head coach Jack Del Rio. Since his debut season in 2003, Del Rio hasn't finished worse than .500 in the regular season and has taken the Jags to the playoffs twice.

Del Rio hasn't quite reached the stature of previous coach Tom Coughlin, but Del Rio has a chance to take the Jags to another level in 2008.

The Jags have a chance to do something that no other team (except the Colts) has done in the division and that's win the AFC South.

The 2007 Jags were solid all around. For the second straight season, the Jags were a top 10 offense and defense. The Jags had the ability to score a lot of points on offense and suffocate their opponents on defense.

By far, the Jags biggest win in 2007 came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 15. The fact that the Jags went on the road to a cold Pittsburgh and ran over the Steelers defense makes them a threat in the AFC.

If the Jags are to win the division this season, they'll need to beat the Colts, which they didn't do during the 2007 season. Their last win against the Colts came in 2006. If the Jags were to win just one game against the Colts, it could make the difference in the AFC South.

The Jags will open up the 2008 season on the road when they face the Tennessee Titans. At home, the Jags will face Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. On the road, the Bears will play Denver, Cincy and Detroit.

Time for those burnin questions (yearbook style):
  • How does David Garrard do: He does fantasticamundo (Ole!)

  • Passing yards for Garrard: 3100

  • Touchdown passes: 23

  • Interceptions: 14

  • Leading rusher: Fred Taylor (but Maurice Jones-Drew gets the touchdowns)

  • Leading receiver: Not Matt Jones

  • Number of times Del Rio wears a suit: At least once

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Vince Manuwai, Uche Nwaneri, Gerald Sensabaugh

  • 80s song to best describe team: Panama- Van Halen

  • In 2008, the Jags will: Win the division, go 12-4
Enjoy the weekend because we close out the previews next week.

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