2021 NFL Schedule Breakdown: Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars will enter the season with eyes watching them because they have rookie quarterback and top prospect Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks since Andrew Luck to enter the NFL. Although the Jags finished last season with just one victory, expectations are higher this season. They may not make the postseason, but you can bet on the team winning more than one game.
Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule:
- Week 1: Sun 09/12 at Houston Texans
- Week 2: Sunday 09/19 vs Denver Broncos
- Week 3: Sun 09/26 vs Arizona Cardinals
- Week 4: Thu 09/30 at Cincinnati Bengals
- Week 5: Sun 10/10 vs Tennessee Titans
- Week 6: Sun 10/17 vs Miami Dolphins
- Week 7: BYE
- Week 8: Sun 10/31 at Seattle Seahawks
- Week 9: Sun 11/07 vs Buffalo Bills
- Week 10: Sun 11/14 at Indianapolis Colts
- Week 11: Sun 11/21 vs San Francisco 49ers
- Week 12: Sun 11/28 vs Atlanta Falcons
- Week 13:Sun 12/05 at Los Angeles Rams
- Week 14: Sun 12/12 at Tennessee Titans
- Week 15: Sun 12/19 vs Houston Texans
- Week 16: Sun 12/26 at New York Jets
- Week 17: Mon 01/03 at New England Patriots
- Week 18: Sun 01/09 vs Indianapolis Colts
AFC South: The race for the division title is still going to be between the Titans and the Colts. Jacksonville’s chance to win the division is extremely unlikely. The Jaguars will finish third or potentially even last in the AFC South.
Matchups: The Jaguars have a slightly easy schedule in 2021. However, it will still be tough for Jacksonville since they are currently in the first year of a complete rebuild. One close and exciting game will be against the Jets and fellow rookie quarterback Zach Wilson in Week 16. It will a highly anticipated contest between the first pick and second pick of the draft. The Week 6 game with the Dolphins will also be close and is an enticing matchup. It will feature Lawrence going against Tua Tagovailoa, who is a promising quarterback entering his sophomore season.
Overall: The Jaguars are attempting to rebuild the franchise in Lawrence’s first season. There will be some improvement for the team, with the debut of Lawrence and fellow rookie Travis Etienne out of the backfield. There is some hope that with Lawrence, the team can make immediate improvements. It has happened in the past, with Luck, who took the Colts to the playoffs in his rookie year. That being said, the Jaguars’ roster isn’t exactly loaded with talent.
Prediction: The Jaguars will finish 4-13, fourth in the AFC South.