@TSFSports Week 11 NFL Picks: The Jacksonville Jaguars Are Hunting For Respect


The young receiving tandem of Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson have provided Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles reliable targets in a wide open AFC South.

There wasn’t talk long ago of the once futile Jacksonville Jaguars franchise leaving Florida and possibly heading West. The Jaguars passed on Tim Tebow, survived the Blaine Gabbert disaster and have found a keeper in second year quarterback Blake Bortles.

Bortles has been blessed with a pair of second-year receiving studs in Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson (14 total touchdowns this season) throw in rookie running back T.J. Yeldon and top free agent acquisition tight end Julius Thomas. Head coach Gus Bradley has put together an aggressive young defense with the blue print of what he coordinated in Seattle in mind.

Byes: Browns, Giants, Saints and Steelers

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tennessee Titans (2-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) – This should be an entertaining game despite the Titans being short-handed and struggling in their run game. Blake Bortles and the Allen Bros. combine for three scores.

Prediction: Jaguars 31 – Titans 20

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Oakland Raiders (4-5) at Detroit Lions (2-7) – Not a mark ’em down victory for the Raiders this week. The Lions victory in Lambeau last week was their season.

Prediction: Raiders 23 – Lions 21

Indianapolis Colts (4-5) at Atlanta Falcons (6-3) – Atlanta has dropped two in a row and three of their last five games. The Colts are trying to keep pace in what has becomes anyone’s AFC South division to win.

Prediction: Falcons 29 – Colts 17

St. Louis Rams (4-5) at Baltimore Ravens (2-7) – This is a good time for the Ravens to possibly steal a victory at home with Case Keenum now starting for the Rams.

Prediction: Ravens 26 – Rams 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) – The Eagles are nicked up and even worse their immediate hopes rest with Mark Sanchez. You think these fans were in a frenzy after last weeks loss? Just wait.

Prediction: Bucs 24 – Eagles 20

Denver Broncos (7-2) at Chicago Bears (4-5) – If Brock Oseweiler is capable of moving the Broncos offense with results, he may be the man to go with into the postseason.l Former Broncos and current Bears head coach John Fox would love to get a win here.

Prediction: Broncos 27 – Bears 17

NY Jets (5-4) at Houston Texans (4-5) – The Jets have no time to worry about last week’s loss to the Bills as the Texans are on their heels in the Wild Card race. It’s a miracle we’re mentioning Texans and Wild Card in the same breath.

Prediction: Jets 20 – Texans 16

Washington (4-5) at Carolina Panthers (9-0) – Kirk Cousins faces a real NFL defense this week.

Panthers 28 – Washington 17

Dallas Cowboys (2-7) at Miami Dolphins (4-5) – The Cowboys get Tony Romo back, it’s never to late to make a run in the putrid NFC East.

Prediction: Cowboys 23 – Dolphins 20

Kansas City Chiefs (4-5) at San Diego Chargers (2-7) – The once dead Chiefs are out to finish off the surprisingly horrible Chargers.

Prediction: Chiefs 23 – Chargers 18

Green Bay Packers (6-3) at Minnesota Vikings (7-2) – The Vikings are the hottest team in the league not residing in Charlotte or Foxboro. The Packers need to find a running game to be competitive.

Prediction: Vikings 25 – Packers 20

San Francisco 49ers (3-6) at Seattle Seahawks (4-5) – Once the class of the division, now both teams are fighting internally and for their playoff lives.

Prediction: Seahawks 17 – Niners 13

Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-2) – The Cardinals just might be the most dangerous team in the NFL. I don’t know who that was against the Texans last Monday night, but I hope the Bengals show up this week.

Prediction: Cardinals 29 – Bengals 22

Monday, November 23, 2015

Buffalo Bills (5-4) at New England Patriots (9-0) – Rex Ryan has chosen his words wisely during “Patriots Week”. Wise choice, but it won’t change the outcome.

Prediction: Patriots 32 – Bills 20

Last Week: 5-9

2015 Season: 47-41

3 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 11 NFL Picks: The Jacksonville Jaguars Are Hunting For Respect”

  1. Michelle says:

    What’s up with the Packers? How about those nasty cats in Carolina?. Bortels looks like a good find for the Jags as does Winston for Tampa, Carr for the Raiders and Bridgewater for the Vikings..They all still have a lot to learn and wil make their share of mistakes learning but look like they have what it takes thus far to be franchise QBs. Marriotta who has been getting a lot of good press due to his numbers is showing a few signs the Titans should be concerned About. First he’s been very lucky throwing some bad passes that have been deflected but some how end up in the hands of his receivers as completions( credit the wideouts for that) if this continues it’s only a matter of time before those balls become INTs.. Also his deep ball is really really bad. With defensive coordinators scouting him. I don’t know how long he can be effective in the NFL with being so inaccurate going down the field. He does have good leadership skills, is mobile and extends plays and is very accurate in the 10-15 yard range.. Having said that he may only go as far as his receivers take him

  2. Michelle says:

    Again another typo..There should be a ? after those nasty cats in Carolina not a ?

  3. Ron Glover says:

    All good points, Winston, Bortles, Bridgewater and Carr are the leaders in the clubhouse as the future goes. Mariota has done better than I expected because he’s had to throw so much because there is no clear cut running back on their depth chart. Green Bay has no dependable receivers and their backfield is less than stellar. Eddie Lacy has eaten his way out of a job. The loss of Jordy Nelson has hurt this team. I hope the Vikings can hang on to win the division. As far as Carolina goes, imagine this team if they still had Steve Smith, Greg Hardy and a healthy Kelvin Benjamin? Scary.