3 reasons the Commanders will defeat the Jaguars in Week 1
By Jerry Trotta
2. Defense comes up with a huge turnover
The defense coming up with a huge turnover implies that this game will be close in the second half, and that’s exactly what I’m expecting.
The Jaguars finished 3-14 and got the No. 1 overall pick last year, but this isn’t the same team … or coaching staff. Urban Meyer is no longer around to embarrass himself and the franchise. Doug Pederson is no friend to Washington fans, but he’s a good coach and should have the team ready to play on Sundays.
Additionally, Trevor Lawrence is a prime breakout candidate and he’s surrounded by a plethora of weapons after their free-agent spending spree. However, he’s still a young quarterback who’s prone to turnovers and he’ll commit what proves to be a game-changing interception early in the fourth quarter.
Who gets the pick? None other than Kendall Fuller, who brought in a handful of interceptions during training camp and was the team’s defensive standout in camp. The Commanders will tack onto their lead on the ensuing possession and ultimately coast to a comfortable victory over the much-improved Jaguars.