At long last, the NFL playoffs are upon us. In the third game of the divisional round, there is a contest between two overachieving teams. These teams are the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams started the season with below average expectations as the majority of people assumed that neither of these teams would make the playoffs. However, both of these teams managed to find their grooves throughout the season and qualified for the playoffs after winning at least nine games. Expect this game to be extremely competitive as both teams attempt to prove that they truly belong in the playoffs.
Buffalo’s success is due to star running back LeSean McCoy. This season, McCoy ran for over 1,100 rushing yards and had six rushing touchdowns. He also had over 440 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. However, McCoy injured his ankle last week and is likely to be at less than 100% entering this contest. An injured McCoy most likely means that quarterback Tyrod Taylor will need carry load on offense. This season, Taylor had 18 total touchdowns and only four interceptions along with over 2,700 passing yards. If Buffalo plans on winning its first playoff game since 1995, Taylor and McCoy will need to play well.
Jacksonville’s success is primarily due its stout defense. This season, Jacksonville’s defense was, arguably, the best defense in all of football this season. The Jaguars had 55 sacks which ranked second in the league. The Jaguars also had the second-most interceptions in the league with 21 interceptions this season. As a whole, the Jaguars allowed the second-fewest points in the league and will look to use its elite defense against the Bills.
Jacksonville’s offense is led by quarterback Blake Bortles. This season, Bortles threw for 3,687 passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns. However, he also threw 13 interceptions. If Bortles does not take care of the ball, it will be very difficult for the Jaguars to win this game. Assisting Bortles is rookie running back Leonard Fournette. This season, Fournette had over 1,000 rushing yards and ran for nine rushing touchdowns. However, Fournette had less than 70 rushing yards in each of the last two weeks. Fournette will most likely need to break the 100 yard barrier in order to win this contest because it will keep the ball out of the turnover prone hands of Bortles.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Jacksonville. LeSean McCoy is the heart and soul of this Bills offense. Now that he is injured, I truly do not know how the Bills will score on a consistent basis. Jacksonville has better personnel on both sides of the ball and I think that it shows on Sunday. I think the Jaguars win by a touchdown as Fournette carries them to a victory.
Bills vs. Jaguars: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Start Time: 1:00 P.M. EST
Location: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL
How To Watch Bills vs. Jaguars: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details Online & Mobile
Mobile user can watch the game using the CBS app (iTunes Store | Google Play Store | Amazon Store| Windows). You’ll need a cable subscription though, like you would watching it on your desktop.
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How to Watch Bills vs. Jaguars: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
How To Live Stream Bills vs. Jaguars Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer or mobile device to start watching.