Los Angeles vs Jacksonville Preview
Updated: Jan 15
When- January 14, 7:15 PM NBC
Where- TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles-5 Seed (AFC West)
Strength of Schedule- 31 out of 32
Jacksonville- 4 Seed (AFC South)
Strength of Schedule- 23 out of 32
Why Los Angeles will win- The Chargers were embarrassed by the Jaguars at home early in the season losing 38-10 while giving up over 400 total yards of total offense. QB Justin Herbert, who only completed 25-45 passes along with an INT, will look to flip the script against a vulnerable Jacksonville defense which ranks in the bottom third of the NFL in both sacks and pass yards allowed.
Why Jacksonville will win- The Jaguars rushed for 150 yards against the Bolts defense in their 28-point victory in late September. RB Travis Etienne Jr. (1,125 yards, 5 TD’s) will look to exploit that weakness once again and put QB Trevor Lawrence (4,113 yards, 25 TD's), who is making his first career postseason start, in advantageous situations.
Eye Test Analytics Predicted Outcome- Jacksonville by 4.68 points