Date: October 19th, 2023
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Location: Caesars Superdome
Television: FOX, NBC, & Prime Video
The Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints will face off in Week 7 of the 2023 NFL season on Thursday Night Football. The game will be played at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will kick off at 8:15 PM EST.
In the end, the Jaguars are coming off a 37-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. On the other hand, the Saints are coming off a 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans.
Jaguars vs Saints Thursday Night Football
The Jaguars, Trevor Lawrence, is in his second season and is the leader of their offense. Lawrence has thrown for 1,635 yards, 10 touchdowns, and four interceptions this season. He has also rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Travis Etienne Jr. has also been a key contributor to the Jaguars offense. Etienne has rushed for 372 yards and four touchdowns this season. Meanwhile, he is also averaging 6.2 yards per carry.
Lastly, the Jaguars wide receiver corps is led by Christian Kirk and Zay Jones. Kirk has 35 receptions for 495 yards and five touchdowns this season. Jones has 32 receptions for 423 yards and three touchdowns.
The Jaguar’s defense has been led by linebacker Foye Oluokun in 2023. Furthermore, Oluokun has 63 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions this season.
Defensive end Travon Walker has also been a factor on the Jaguars defense. All in all, Walker has 2.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss this season.
The Jaguars secondary has been led by cornerback Tre’Davious White. Finally, White has two interceptions and nine pass deflections this season.
The offense is led by Saint’s quarterback Jameis Winston this year. Winston has thrown for 1,297 yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions this season.
In addition, running back Alvin Kamara has also been a key contributor to the Saints’ offense. Kamara has rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns this season. Meanwhile, he has also caught 24 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns.
The Saints wide receiver corps is led by Michael Thomas and Chris Olave. Finally, Thomas has 20 receptions for 359 yards and two touchdowns this season. All in all, Olave has 19 receptions for 292 yards and two touchdowns.
The Saints defense has been led by linebacker Demario Davis in 2023. Meanwhile, Davis has 60 tackles, four sacks, and one interception this season.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan has also been a factor on the Saints defense. Jordan has 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss this season.
Matchup Analysis for Jaguars vs Saints
The Jaguars and Saints are two evenly matched-teams. Yet, the Jaguars have a slight edge on offense, while the Saints have a slight edge on defense.
The Jaguars will need to protect Lawrence in order to be successful in this game. The Saints have a pass rush that can generate pressure.
The Jaguars will also need to run the ball effectively. The Saints have a good run defense, but the Jaguars have a good running game.
The Saints will need to get Winston going in order to be successful in this game. Winston has been inconsistent this season. In the end, he has the potential to be a very good quarterback.
Additionally, the Saints will need to run the ball effectively. The Jaguars have a good run defense, but the Saints have a good running game.
Jaguars vs Saints Prediction
The Jaguars are the slight favorites in this game for us. Yet, the Saints are a dangerous team. The Jaguars will need to play their best game in order to win.
Prediction: Jaguars 24, Saints 20
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