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Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preview and Prediction

Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

On Sunday afternoon at EverBank Field, the Seattle Seahawks (8-4) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-4) will lock horns in a very critical contest for both teams. Seattle leads the all-time series 5-2 over Jacksonville as the Seahawks won the last meeting 45-17 back in 2013 at CenturyLink Field. This game has almost an MMA fight type of feel to it as these two teams are going to bring it physicality-wise.

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Seattle did its best Rocky Balboa impression last Sunday night in a 24-10 upset of Philadelphia, who entered with the NFL’s best record and on a nine-game winning streak. Russell Wilson completed 20 of 31 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Seahawks were opportunistic as they created two turnovers which ultimately was the difference in the game. Another key factor was holding the Eagles’ second-ranked rushing attack to just 98 yards on 26 carries.

For the Jaguars, this game against the Seahawks is without question a “statement” game as they need to be able to show they can be a very physical, playoff- caliber team. Last week, Jacksonville dominated Indianapolis in all phases of the game winning 30-10. Blake Bortles (above, right) took care of business, completing 26 of 35 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars also were effective on third down, converting on nine of 15 chances.