The 5-2 Bills head to sunny Florida this week to face the one-win Jaguars. Can Trevor Lawrence pull off what would be a huge upset win for his Jags, or will Josh Allen and the Bills keep on rolling over lesser opposition and move to 6-2 on the year?
The Jaguars picked up their first win of the year over the Miami Dolphins in London and then headed into their bye week knowing and preparing to face a Russell Wilson-less Seahawks. They then proceeded to lay an egg and lose 31-7 to a Geno Smith Seahawks side that hadn’t won in three previous games before that. Trevor Lawrence struggled against a Seattle defense that has been far from impressive this season, and will now face a Bills defense that has been stifling in all but one of their games this season, that doesn’t bode well for a rookie QB who has three multiple INT games already, whilst this Bills team leads the NFL in turnover differential at +13.
Buffalo recovered from a slow start in their Week 8 matchup with the Miami Dolphins to eventually win the game easily 26-11. Josh Allen threw for just shy of 250 yards and 2 TDs, as well as adding another 55 yards and a TD on the ground. He now faces a Jaguars pass defense that ranks 28th in both points and passing yards allowed per game. Josh Allen’s biggest challenge in this game may be keeping himself away from the other Josh Allen, as the Jaguars pass-rushing version will surely be looking to bring down his namesake to try and steal some momentum for his side. Emmanuel Sanders was held without a catch last week against Miami, but I like his chances of bouncing back with a big game here. Before Week 8, Sanders had at least 54 receiving yards in four straight games, and against a poor Jaguars secondary, I expect him to get back on track.
Spread: Bills -14.5
Game Prediction: Bills 45-0 Jaguars
Best Bet: Emmanuel Sanders over 53.5 Receiving Yards & Trevor Lawrence over 1.5 Interceptions @ 9/2 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]