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Updated: 2018-04-20T08:00:42-04:00


2018 NFL Odds Week 1: Jaguars open as road favorite



When the 2018 NFL schedule was revealed Thursday evening, I had a little smile about the opening game coming off the Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 success. The Jaguars will open up on the road against the New York Giants, with Tom Coughlin returning to the team that unceremoniously let him walk away as a head coach after winning two Super Bowls.

To no one’s surprise either, the Jaguars opened up on the books as a four-point favorite on the road against the Giants.

The Giants were a complete disaster last season and a team like the Jaguars is likely going to just run them over. Then again, the two teams could be a lot different by the time Week 1 rolls around, especially with the Giants having a new coaching staff. On paper however, it looks like the Jaguars should beat up on the Giants Week 1 of the season, so maybe pound that line.

Here’s the Jaguars full schedule for 2018


The 2018 NFL schedule has officially been released and we can finally breakdown the Jacksonville Jaguars schedule, knowing the order in which they’ll be playing their opponents. We knew a couple of games ahead of time, like the London game and we got a hot tip about a prime time game with the Pittsburgh Steelers in November. The Jaguars open up on the road with Tom Coughlin returning to New York. They follow it up with a re-match of the AFC Championship game to start a three-game home stand in sweltering September against the Titans and Jets. The Jaguars then have a two-game road trip to the mid-west against the Chiefs and a stop in Dallas to face the Cowboys before heading to London to take on the 2017 Super Bowl Champions. The Jaguars bye is after the London game mid-season, which is probably the best spot for them, and have a series of alternating home/road games, finishing up the season on the road against the Dolphins and Texans, of which the Miami game could end up on a Saturday. Week 1: @ New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 9 Week 2: vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m., CBS Sunday, September 16 Week 3: vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 23 Week 4: vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 30 Week 5: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 7 Week 6: @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 14 Week 7: vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, October 21 Week 8: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (London), 9:30 a.m., NFL Network, Sunday, October 28 Week 9: BYE Week 10: @ Indianapolis Colts, 1p.m., CBS, Sunday, November 11 Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, November 18 Week 12: @ Buffalo Bills, 1p.m., CBS, Sunday, November 25 Week 13: vs Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 2 Week 14: @ Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., FOX, Thursday, December 6 Week 15: vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16 Week 16: @ Miami Dolphins, TBD, Saturday or Sunday, December 22 or 23 Week 17: @ Houston Texasn, 1 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 30 Get your Jaguars tickets on StubHub Primetime games: Week 11 vs. Steelers (SNF), Week 14 @ Titans (TNF) Flexible scheduling: NFL flex scheduling can occur as soon as Week 5. The most notable games are those moved into and out of Sunday Night Football, but we also see games rotated between early and late on the regular 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. time slots. It’s worth noting that the NFL is only allowed to flex no more than two games between Week 5 and Week 10. [...]

Jaguars vs. Steelers: Week 11 matchup on Sunday Night Football



The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Week 11 matchup on Sunday, November 18th and it will be on Sunday Night Football, according to a source close to Big Cat Country.

And don’t be surprised if the Jaguars break out the all-teal uniform either, folks.

The Jaguars vs. Eagles matchup is one of several games scheduled for London next year. The Seattle Seahawks and (soon to be) Las Vegas Raiders as well as the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans will be two others expected to play. The NFL has a deal with the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur to hold at least two games at their new stadium in Northumberland Park starting in 2018.

While an Eagles game in Jacksonville would have probably garnered a prime time spot (likely Sunday Night Football) there are other home matchups that will get national notoriety. The team is hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Houston Texans next year, so multiple nationally televised games (in addition to this London game) is still very likely.

2018 NFL Draft: 3 best fits with the Jaguars



As the 2018 NFL Draft gets nearer, mocks are fun but what if we predicted the players we think would fit best on teams — both from a philosophical and schematic standpoint? Who would those players be for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

ESPN recently listed out three players he thinks are the best “fits” for the Jaguars. He’s careful to note this isn’t a mock draft, but rather who would best fill a need and/or fit what each team likes to do.

So, without further ado, here are those three players.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Day 1: Boise State MLB Leighton Vander Esch

Day 2: Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Day 3: NC State OT Will Richardson

The retirement of Paul Posluszny creates a void at middle linebacker and Vander Esch is the second-ranked inside linebacker on our board. He has a rare blend of size and range. With Myles Jack and Telvin Smith flanking him on the outside, the Jaguars would have an uber-talented linebacker corps. St. Brown has the skill set to be a far more productive pro than college player considering Notre Dame’s erratic quarterback play. The Jaguars would do well to add a receiver with his kind of upside. Jacksonville should be looking to add depth at tackle. Richardson is a versatile lineman with the ability to provide depth at both tackle spots and guard. Plus, right tackle Jeremy Parnell turns 32 in July and Richardson is a potential replacement when Parnell’s play starts to drop off or his contract expires following the 2019 season.

I think Vander Esch and St. Brown would fit well — but spending first and second round draft capital on a linebacker and wide receiver, respectively, just wouldn’t make sense on this roster. There are bigger needs and they’ve downplayed the role of the receiver in this offense. Would having a 6’5” receiver and a taller, heaver Paul Posluszny help? Sure. But this team needs help on the right side of the offensive line, they need an edge rusher, they need... well... things before a linebacker and receiver.

As far as Richardson goes, this is where need and value might intersect. We need help at the right tackle position now that Jermey Parnell is (likely) in the last year of his contract.

What do you all think? How would you feel about these three players being among the Jaguars’ picks next week?

2018 BCC mock draft: Vote on the Bengals pick at No. 21


We’re 8 days out from the 2018 NFL Draft. Every day between now and then we’ll be predicting a different team’s draft pick until we get to the Jacksonville Jaguars! We’re 8 days out from the 2018 NFL Draft. Every day between now and then we’ll be predicting a different team’s draft pick until we get to the Jacksonville Jaguars! The No. 21 overall pick is in and with 673 total votes cast, the Detroit Lions take defensive end Marcus Davenport. 2018 BCC mock draft results No. 1: Cleveland Browns — QB Sam Darnold No. 2: New York Giants — RB Saquon Barkley No. 3: New York Jets — QB Josh Rosen No. 4: Cleveland Browns — DE Bradley Chubb No. 5: Denver Broncos — QB Baker Mayfield No. 6: Indianapolis Colts — OL Quenton Nelson No. 7: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — SS Derwin James No. 8: Chicago Bears — LB Tremaine Edwards No. 9: San Francisco 49ers — FS Minkah Fitzpatrick No. 10: Oakland Raiders — LB Roquan Smith No. 11: Miami Dolphins — QB Josh Allen No. 12: Buffalo Bills — WR Calvin Ridley No. 13: Washington — DT Vita Vea No. 14: Green Bay Packers — CB Denzel Ward No. 15: Arizona Cardinals — QB Lamar Jackson No. 16: Baltimore Ravens — OT Mike McGlinchey No. 17: Los Angeles Chargers — OT Connor Williams No. 18: Seattle Seahawks — CB Josh Jackson No. 19: Dallas Cowboys — DT Da’Ron Payne No. 20: Detroit Lions — DE Marcus Davenport Now it’s the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 21 overall pick! Possible picks DT Taven Bryan — That defensive line needs work and playing six games a year against the AFC North, why not the interior of that line? OL Billy Price — The Bengals need a center after Russell Bodine left. DE Harold Landry — CAN SOMEONE PICK HIM PLS? OL Will Hernandez — This is about the range he gets picked so why not a team like the Bengals who have needs at guard? [...]