One year after winning 10 games in 2017 and reaching the AFC Championship game, the Jacksonville Jaguars underachieved in a big way in 2018 by sinking to 5 wins in a drama-filled season that was more chaotic than anything. Now, wit h the Jags finally moving on from underachieving quarterback Blake Bortles and signing Super Bowl-winning veteran signal-caller Nick Foles, expectations are sky-high in Jacksonville heading into 2019.
Will Foles lift Jacksonville to new heights this coming season? Will the oft-injured Leonard Fournette stay healthy for a reasonable amount of time or is Jacksonville in for another trying campaign? If you’re an NFL fan and betting aficionado that wants to know just how the Jaguars are going to fare against their value-packed NFL win total odds, then you’ve come to the right place!
Thanks to the expert NFL predictions that you’re about to get on each and every game on Jacksonville’s upcoming 2019 docket, you’re going to have a great idea of just how many games the Jaguars will win this coming season.
The Jaguars finished the 2018 campaign ranked a dismal 26th in passing, 19th in rushing and awful 31st in scoring (15.3 ppg). Unfortunately, it took the Jags organization far too long to realize that quarterback Blake Bortles was completely clueless and clearly not a starting caliber NFL signal-caller.
The good news is the Jags have moved on from Bortles and have replaced him with a quarterback that knows how to win on the game’s biggest stage, which I’ll get to that in just a second. Defensively, Jacksonville finished fifth in total defense, a stupendous second against the pass and fifth in points allowed (19.8 ppg).
To address their offseason needs, Jacksonville signed former Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl-winning quarterback Nick Foles to a four-year deal while adding veteran former Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley, former Bengals tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and a pair of other veteran offensive linemen.
The Jaguars also drafted athletically-gifted linebacker Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in a draft many thought he could have gone first overall. Jacksonville added Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor in the second round and San Jose tight end Josh Oliver in the third round.
Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Prediction
Week 1 vs. Kansas City
Despite being at home, Jacksonville falls to a superior head coach and quarterback in Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. Loss. 0-1
Week 2 at Houston
The Jags were swept by the Texans a year ago and I expect them to drop this Week 2 road date against Deshaun Watson and company before getting the regular season split later on. 0-2.
Week 3 vs. Tennessee
Jacksonville was swept by Tennessee a year ago, but I like the revamped Jags to hold it down at home as Foles and Leonard Fournette both put up great efforts. Win. 1-2.
Week 4 at Denver
Maybe it’s me, but I’m choosing Nick Foles over Joe Flacco every single time. Plus, the Jags have the better defense in this matchup of AFC playoff hopefuls. Win. 2-2.
Week 5 at Carolina
I’m going with Cam Newton and company to hold it down at home in this inter-conference clash of two teams I expect to be very evenly matched in 2019. Loss. 2-3.
Week 6 vs. New Orleans
The Jags might be playing at home, but the fact of the matter is that they simply don;t have the roster talent to beat Drew Brees and a New Orleans Saints team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations. Loss. 2-4.
Week 7 at Cincinnati
Jacksonville’s stout defense leads the way to victory in this one against a Bengals team in the first year of a new era! Win. 3-4.
Week 8 vs. NY Jets
I like Sam Darnold and Le’Veon Bell, but I believe hiring Adam Gase as head coach after his failures in Miami was a big mistake. Besides, the Jets have more dysfunction in their front office than any franchise in sports these days…well, besides the Los Angeles Lakers that is. Win. 4-4.
Week 9 vs. Houston
I like Jacksonville here as part of a previously mentioned regular season split. Win. 5-4.
Week 10 BYE
Week 11 at Indianapolis
Jacksonville fell to the Colts by a field goal the last time they visited Andrew Luck and company and I can see that happening in this Week 11 divisional clash as well. Loss. 5-5.
Week 12 at Tennessee
Marcus Mariota and company get their revenge for their Week 3 road loss to Jacksonville. Loss. 5-6.
Week 13 vs. Tampa Bay
The Bucs will be better in 2019 because of their addition of head coach Bruce Arians, but I’m going with Foles and Jacksonville’s defense to power them to the much-needed win in this huge Week 13 home date. Win. 6-6.
Week 14 vs. LA Chargers
The Chargers are the better team when it comes to all three phases and they’ve got the edge at quarterback as well. Loss. 6-7.
Week 15 at Oakland
I’m thinking Jalen Ramsey and the Jags march into Oakland, shut down Derek Carr and whatever attempts the rebuilding Raiders make to actually move the ball on offense. Win. 7-7.
Week 16 at Atlanta
The Falcons will be at home in this Week 16 matchup and very likely playing for their postseason lives. I’m going with Matty Ice to take care of business at home in this one. Loss. 7-8.
Week 17 vs. Indianapolis
Jacksonville managed to beat a red-hot Colts team 6-0 at home in Week 13 last season and I believe they’re going to take care of business again at TIAA Bank Field in this regular season finale of a showdown! Win. 8-8.
While I love the addition of Nick Foles and I know Jacksonville has an elite defense, I’m thinking the Jags are going to suffer at least three losses against their playoff-caliber trio of AFC South division rivals that all won at least nine games a year ago. I’ve got Jacksonville falling right on their win total odds figure of eight, so this one is definitely a tough pick that could go either way NFL betting buffs.