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FREE CONTEST: Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars (Over $50 in Amazon gift cards!)

"The Crowd" has the Rams as (-0.1) favorites

Sep 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) hands off to  running back Leonard Fournette (27) during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Sep 17, 2017; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) hands off to running back Leonard Fournette (27) during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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Overview:

On Sunday, October 15th, the (3-2) Los Angeles Rams will be on the road to take on the (3-2) Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Crowd:

“The Crowd” is projecting a final score of Rams 23.3 – Jaguars 23.2 with an over/under of 46.5.

2017-18 Statistics (32 total teams):

Yards per game: Rams 382.0 (5th) > Jaguars 324.8 (20th)

Points per game: Rams 30.4 (2nd) > Jaguars 27.8 (5th)

Turnover margin: Jaguars +10 > Rams -1

Fewest yards allowed per game: Jaguars 324.2 (14th) > Rams 342.4 (20th)

Fewest Points allowed per game: Jaguars 16.6 (2nd) > Rams 24.2 (23rd)

Summary:

The Jaguars went in to Pittsburgh and dominated the Steelers 30-9.  The Jaguars were outgained the by the Steelers 371-313 in total yardage.  Blake Bortles was 8-14 for 95 yards and an interception.  Rookie sensation Leonard Fournette was the star of the game rushing 28 times for 181 yards and two touchdowns.  The Jacksonville defense was tremendous holding the Steelers to nine points and forcing five turnovers.  The Jaguars (+56) currently lead the NFL in point differential.

The Rams were unable to get anything going offensively in their 16-10 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks.  The Rams actually outgained the Seahawks 375-241 in total yardage but five turnovers were too much to overcome.  Jared Goff was 22-47 for 288 yards and two interceptions.  Todd Gurley has arguably been the best running back in the league this season but he managed only 43 yards on 14 carries.  The Rams defense played very well in the loss.  The Rams (+31) rank 4th in the NFL in point differential.

Bottom Line:

The Jaguars lead the NFL in point differential (+56) and turnover margin (+10).  Jacksonville has been inconsistent looking great in their wins and terrible in their losses.  The Rams offense has been explosive with the emergence of Jared Goff and the dominance of Todd Gurley.  The Rams has been turnover prone and the Jaguars thrive on takeaways.  I’m picking the Jaguars to win a close one at home.

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Jaguars win 24-23

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