The Lurking Jaguars Stalk The Struggling Rams

The Jacksonville Jaguars have not won but two games this season and are 0-15 against NFC teams and a Rams’ team that leads the series 4-1.

The Rams head into this contest more than confident in defeating the visiting Jaguars, who haven’t won a game since upsetting the Bills almost a month ago. Few and far between, but a win is a win, especially for a team that came into the season with the number one overall pick, a new head coach, and aspirations of greatness.

The Jaguars rank near the bottom in just about every statistical category, but their 28th ranked defense matching up against the Rams’ 7th ranked offense should favor a struggling Rams team that has fallen short of what they were earlier in the season. The Rams have slid into a 3 game losing streak, and a bounce back against the Jaguars could be the boost the team needs as it seeks out a Playoff berth; however, a wounded Jaguar is a dangerous animal. Still, there is no belief that the Jags can go into SoFi and make short work of the LA Rams, especially considering both of their wins this season came at home. Home-field advantage is certainly not at play for the Jaguars on Sunday, and they will be without CB Shaq Griffin and may be without RB James Robinson. LB Myles Jack, LB Dakota Allen, LB Damien Wilson, and DT Malcolm Brown are all banged-up, heading into this contest, so that doesn’t help the Jags’ cause at all. The Rams also have some banged-up guys. WR Odell Beckham Jr. has a hip injury but will play on Sunday despite the pain. CB David Long Jr. is sick and is questionable for Sunday, and the team doubts that RB Darrell Henderson, who is suffering from a bruised thigh, will play be able to play.

The Jaguars have their work cut out for them today if they even expect to be in this one. The Rams are on the hunt for a playoff berth, but the Jaguars are also looking for their first road win since traveling to Oakland and defeating the Raiders 20-16 in 2019. The Jacksonville is tied with the Houston Texans for the worst record in the league, and if the team doesn’t figure things out quickly, they could be picking number 1 overall, again in 2022.