The Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8, 2-5 Away) head to face the New York Jets (7-7, 3-4 Home), who will be looking to snap their losing run, at MetLife Stadium on Thursday. The Jets are one-point favorites, and the total is 38. Jacksonville is coming off a 40-34 win over the Dallas Cowboys at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday.
Trevor Lawrence threw for 318 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Travis Etienne Jr. ran 19 times for 103 yards. Zay Jones was targeted eight times, catching six passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns.
New York dropped a third straight game on Sunday, falling 20-17 to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Zach Wilson was 18 of 35 for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Zonovan Knight carried 13 times for 23 yards. Garrett Wilson was targeted nine times, hauling in four receptions for 98 yards.
The Jets won the only game between the teams last season, a 26-21 victory in December. Zach Wilson threw one touchdown for New York.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Jaguars are averaging 23.9 points per game for the season, 12th in the NFL, and they are facing a Jets defense that has surrendered 18.8 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, New York has scored 20.1 points a game this season, 23rd in the league, and Jacksonville is allowing 23.4 PPG (21st).
The Jaguars rank 10th in the league in passing yards per game (251.9) and 10th in rushing (127.2). They will be facing a tough test through the air, as the Jets are fourth in the league in passing yards allowed per game (211.6).
Against the run, New York is 11th (111.5).New York is 13th in the league in passing yards per game (247.8) and 24th in rushing (107.6). Jacksonville’s defense has been most beatable through the air, as the Jaguars are 28th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (263.3). Against the run, the Jaguars are 16th (118.1).
Through 14 games, Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 24 touchdowns (7 INT) and 251.4 yards per game to lead Jacksonville in passing. In seven away games this season, he has 13 TDs (2 INT) and an average of 240.3 yards passing.
Travis Etienne Jr. leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.5 yards a game over 14 games. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Christian Kirk is the Jaguars’ leading receiver with 69.0 yards a game and seven TDs. He is averaging 5.2 receptions on 8.3 targets per game.
Zach Wilson has six passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 199.5 yards per game through eight games to lead New York. In four home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (4 INT) and an average of 259.0 yards.
Breece Hall has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 66.1 yards a game through seven games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, racking up 31.1 yards a game through the air. He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving.
Garrett Wilson has been a key target in the Jets’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 69.0 yard per game average through 14 appearances. Garrett Wilson is averaging 7.9 targets per game (4.8 receptions).
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Over 36.5 (-110)
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