Following the Jaguars 23-7 whooping of the Bengals one NFL.com writer believes the Jaguars are the favorites to, and will win the AFC South. If he is correct that means the Jaguars will finish in front of the hated Titans and will host a playoff game for the first time since the 1999 season.
Schein was asked to play a little fact or fiction? His prompt was "the AFC South will produce two playoffs teams". Here's what Adam Schein had to say about that statement and the what he thinks about the Jaguars after nine weeks of the regular season.
Despite the Watson-less Texans being cooked, this is a fact. I've been on the Jaguars' bandwagon for a while now, with their incredible defense and run game. And more power to Doug Marrone for making star rookie back Leonard Fournette inactive on Sunday for violating team rules. That's a strong message. No one's above the law. And not only did Jacksonville still win on Sunday -- 23-7 over Cincinnati -- but the Jaguars got (another) solid performance from much-maligned QB Blake Bortles. I've been a (rightful) critic of Bortles, but over the past two games, he's completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 589 yards and two touchdowns -- racking up a 105.5 passer rating in the process. And most importantly, he hasn't thrown a single interception. The Jaguars (5-3) are going to win the division.
The analysis here from Adam Schein is spot on. The Jaguars do have an incredible defense and run game. And yes, Blake Bortles has been playing well as of late. Schein believes that not only will the Jaguars win the AFC South, but that there will be two playoff teams from the South. Which means the Jaguars could have to face the Titans three times this season - something else that hasn't happened since . . . you guessed it: 1999.
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The Jaguars are tied for the division lead in the AFC South. Do you think they have what it takes to win the division?